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A place to be ...

In true Swallows and Amazons fashion, our days spent in the meadow in summertime consist of creating, fixing, and adventuring. Time stands still and down by the meandering river, under the trees in the water meadow ... everything that is good, safe and precious exists, and all of the troubling, frantic struggles of the big wide world seem so very far away.
Inside the gate, the pace of life is calmer, steadier and less overwhelming. I feel blessed everyday to have such a special place as this to restore imagination and courage.
 If ever I need a little extra boost ... I know where to go.

~ Happy bank holiday weekend ~

Beauty post ~ from a novice make up wearer!

' Beauty is feeling good about who you are ' *

If I am perfectly honest, I am not in any shape or form a make up or beauty expert! I can safely say I am no longer a teenager, but even in those years of my life - whilst always admiring it on others, I never felt truly comfortable applying it to myself. Being most at home in the country, I wear very little in terms of make up, and I even found when the time came to wear it - weddings, important social occasions, you know! -  I would struggle to find a look that felt like ' me '. I would go for a very safe staple look, with the reassurance from my mum and sister (both fabulous at different make up looks!) that I had applied everything correctly and my attempts didn't look too horrendous! 
I truly appreciate there is a real art to make up - it is a wonderful skill - from choosing what to apply, to actually then creating a look that compliments your skin, eyes, smile and hair. 
I find even as a grown up my application o…

A Cinderella Story in Summer ~

 “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us ... ”
~ A Little Princess  ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett  

 Courage, kindness and a little bit of magic ...
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My story

Just recently I had some lovely comments from some very kind people, and it left me thinking should I share a little bit more about myself on these little blog pages of mine? So if anyone does decide they want to flick through my thoughts and adventures - they can at least get to know the girl behind the blog a little better! 
I've touched on a few things as I've typed away these last 8 months - Golly how time flies! - but only just scratching the surface. So, maybe a little more calm and a little more writing on the matter of who I am, is called for here!

Here is a little of my story so far . . . 
When I started to blog and write ~
In the recent, wonderful adaptation of 'Cinderella' - beautiful Lily James steps out of the carriage and is overwhelmed by the radiant castle before her. 'I am only a girl...not a princess,' she whispers to her enchanted carriage footman. The thought of actually pursuing her dream is quite terrifying at that moment when opportunit…

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' A beautifully unique  Equine & Country life photography Experience '
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Life can give us many things to feel anxious about sometimes. It seems there is always something to feel a little uncertain about, whether that's to do with ourselves, or those we care about. But despite the worries floating around our minds, and the niggling stresses that appear day to day, it's ever so important find the simple, sweet moments and revel in them as long we can, so that we have an internal strength and hopeful energy to get us through.
Fairytails ~ Equine and Country life Photography Location ~  is a chance to find and hold on to those precious simple and sweet moments. To create them, and with those loving and lasting memories, bring them to life in photos to cherish forever. * I have always greatly been in admiration of the healing and comfort animals bring to our lives. I am very thankful each and …

Memories of July - Lifes little moments

July was very kind to me this year ~ and to actually have the gift of time to truly enjoy summer, made it even more special. I am hoping this August will be equally enjoyable and offer a lot of chances for new memories to be made. 
My favourite moments from July ... Riding more - worrying less ~
My little pony and I have conquered so many exciting things so far this summer. Last year I nearly lost her to a crippling illness - this year, we are cantering up grass hills, tackling little cross country jumps, and cherishing each moment growing stronger in our ground and ridden partnership. 

Our second little horse too is such a kind soul. He is becoming a brave and fearless boy, taking on new adventures with us. He's nearly been with us for one whole year now. He's ours for life. And we are glad to have him.

Family & Friendship ~
I am at heart a family girl. This summer so far we have spent so much uninterrupted time together. Just being together, having dinner table chats,…