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 opportunity lies before her.

There is that tiny niggle of self doubt which appears in us all at moments. Believing in yourself is such a tough thing to do. We so easily believe the negative as if it's nearer the truth than being positive. I do wonder why that is sometimes. Anyway, like Cinderella I had a bit of a helping hand to get me started and on my way. My Mum. 

She saw me when I was breaking, my emotions fractured and frayed, too much pressure and overflowing anxiety levels engulfing me, making normal functioning extremely difficult. She saw me. And she saved me. She helped remind me that my life was not about serving others to the point of exhaustion, but rather to be helpful to others whilst creating a life that worked for me. A life that I whole-heartily loved. 

I started blogging straight after leaving my job of four years, due to clinical anxiety and depression. My mum saw me. She believed in me at a time when, like Cinderella, I could not believe in myself. She gave me a chance at steering my life again. . . And I am becoming a better driver day by day!

Now, A Meadow Fairytale and Mindfulness with horses blog are out in the big wide world.

My blog writing and I are happy to stay on the shore and just happily watch from a distance, whilst all the other incredible writers jump into the big sea of bloggerdom!

We like where we are and are happiest simply admiring the wonderful world of writers and writing which has opened up before us. It's a blessing to be even the tiniest part of it.

Me and my two beautiful ponies
So this is me . . .

* I am a big sister but also a little one - meaning - I am only 4ft 11 inches! 

* I have two beautiful ponies and have ridden since I was 11 years old. I also have
two cats - A home puss and a stable cat who happens to be my writing companion. They're precious to me. 

* I am a Pisces.

* I am an Auntie to a gorgeous nephew.   

* I was home-schooled for my senior school years after completing year 7

* It was from reading an article about Zoella that I discovered the world
of blogging. I remained a spectator for some time and felt very inspired by this
incredible writing world - and Zoella herself!

* I suffer with (and have since a little girl) OCD. GAD and Social Anxiety
this also evolved into Panic Disorder for a time. It all sadly grew worse when I was 17, but
it wasn't so widely accepted and talked about back then (nearly ten years ago - ahh!)
 so I did my best to manage it alone - this year I truly needed some help as the weight of the mental struggles we're becoming extremely heavy, so my family, a very lovely close friend and my excellent doctor stepped in with some much needed support.

* Blogging gave me the courage to find my voice and talk about it more!

* I love Self Help books! (Not so good at applying it to myself...yet!)

* I've only just mastered the courage to put pics of myself on my blog.
Fear, Oh Fear! What a funny thing it can be!

* I have Faith

* I am most at home when I am surrounded by fields of green and
gold - and horses!

* I am a family girl

* I love the song 'There you'll be' by Faith Hill
It's the soundtrack to my beautiful old pony's
farewell video which my dearest friend made for me. Memories
to cherish and keep for always.

* I often dip in and out of  the novel Little Women for inspiration and life advice.
 Their Marmee is like my Mama.

* I always loved to write since a little girl. I wrote a short children's
story just for family about a naughty pony - My nephew now listens
to his adventures!

* Well, I'll leave it there just now - it's simply a few about me snippets

I hope you enjoyed this ~ thank you for reading along!

' Thank you '

In the meadow in summer time walking my little horse

~ With love, your friend, Milly ~


  1. Your ponies are beautiful! I love posts where you get to know the author more! They're more personal and fun to read! x


    1. Thank you ever so much for such a lovely message. Very best wishes to you. Xx

      Milly Xx

  2. What a lovely post Milly. How lovely that you have such wonderful support from your Mum. You write beautifully and it's so nice getting to know you more!
    Peta x

    1. Thank you, Peta, for leaving such a lovely comment. That has really made my morning! I'm very fortunate to have a loving support system. It keeps me on the straight and narrow when I get a little bit overwhelmed at times!! Thank you once more for your kindness and for popping by.

      Bestest wishes to you. Xx

  3. This was such an emotional post to read. I can relate on so many levels! I also love Faith Hill - There You'll Be ! I'm also so glad that you feel confident enough to start posting photos of yourself <3 You should!

    All the love,

    Stacie xx

    1. I am so touched by your lovely words, Stacie. It's lovely to hear from you. I hope you're doing well right now. It's nice to know someone who is a kindred spirit and who can relate to my view of the world and feelings too! Thank you for your kindness, it means such a lot. Xxxx

  4. great post :)


  5. So glad you can use blogging as your creative outlet. Your ponies look lovely. I have a nice kitty and a not so nice kitty too.

    1. Thank you for kindly leaving a lovely comment. They are funny creatures cats aren't they!! So lovable and adoring yet also fiercely independent! Thank you ever so much. Xx

  6. I'm so glad you found the world of blogging, writing has been very therapeutic for me too :) You sound like a wonderful person with a lot of courage. Wishing you all the best as you continue on your journey.

    1. That's so kind of you Suzy Mae. Your words really touched me. I love reading your thoughts and adventures with your family amongst country life. Thank you for being so supportive. My very best wishes. I'll look forward to reading along with your journey too. Xxxx

  7. I'm so glad you were able to find the courage to speak out and share your words through blogging! Your ponies are beautiful, I have always dreamed of one day owning my own horse- riding honestly takes away all of my anxiety and makes me feel like nothing else in the world matters. This was a beautiful post, it's nice to get to know you better Amelia! xx

    1. I'm so touched Diana, thank you for always taking the time to leave me such caring and lovely comments. It's always a joy to find someone has put the energy into leaving a little kind note. Thank you!! I couldn't be without my horses and do count my blessings that I can share my life with them. They've got me through a lot of challenges! I hope one day you get to reach your dream of having your own too, All my best wishes, take care. Xx

  8. Your ponies are beautiful. I had riding lessons when I was younger and I miss them so! Whenever I take the dogs for a walk I deliberately walk past the stables so I can interact with the horses.

    I'm so happy to hear that you found the world of blogging and can use it as a creative outlet! Writing has been such a source of comfort to me, I find blogging so therapeutic! x

    1. Thank you so much Katie Leanne for your lovely comment. Your blog looks wonderful. I've just tagged along! I am sure the horses you walk by look forward to your visits. They're wonderful creatures! Xx thanks again so much. Xxx


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