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2 Oct

I have just found my phone in the fridge

Have you ever had the experience of walking into a room really fast and then standing there wondering what on earth you came to get? I have on numerous occasions; and it is not until I retrace my steps and then return to the room more slowly that I am able to recall why I had gone there in the first place. Well the other day I managed to take the whole distraction piece to another level, I had misplaced my phone, which is unusual for me, and after searching the normal places, I gave up and decided have a…..

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2 Oct

That Sense of Adventure

I nearly fell off Zodiac, my horse, laughing as my youngster Hookey Hoo insisted on exploring my neighbour’s courtyard and then her barn. Ella, who works with me, is a very accomplished horsewoman and yet she was being “taken” on an adventure not of her making!! This particular incident tickled me as it’s very unusual for a horse, who typically finds safety by being part of a herd, to choose to leave his friend and go off exploring. I’m curious about what it is that inspires this sense of adventure in a pony so young, and delighted that he’s so…..

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30 Aug

Connected or Not?

Oooh S..T (not every ladylike, I know) I said to myself, and hopefully not that loudly, as I realised that I have left my mobile phone in the training room on the other side of London.  I am now panicking as I am due to meet an old friend in Bank tube station and I have no way of contacting her.  Miraculously after trying several different exits, I find her.  Over a much needed glass of wine we talk about how reliant we are on the technology and reminisce about the days when we could memorise 20 phone numbers! Being…..

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30 Aug

About Time

The tears are falling down my face, not pouring, just drizzling gently.  And yet I feel a warm glow in my stomach and the beginnings of a smile creeping onto my lips.  The words are really resonating. I am feeling a little moved. “And so he told me his secret formula for happiness. Part one of the two part plan was that I should just get on with ordinary life, living it day by day, like anyone else. But then came part two of Dad’s plan. He told me to live every day again almost exactly the same. The first…..

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1 Mar

The Wrong Hand

Have you ever tried to do something using the wrong hand? I have been using the Action for Happiness – Happy New Year Calendar since the beginning of the year.  January 4th suggested I did something kind for myself – so I booked myself a back massage.  My therapist spotted that the muscles on the left side of my back were much more developed than the right.  Upon questioning me, she was concerned that I was using my right hand pretty much exclusively to muck out the horses and to poo pick the fields. The next day I decided to…..

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3 Jul

17 to 77

“Hello Aunty Lisa, would you like to play on the bouncy castle?” Before I could answer, I was squirted by another cousin with a water pistol! This is going to be a great family party – I thought to myself, as I smiled bravely through my drenched hair! And indeed, it was. As I reflected on our time together in the car on the way home, one of the things that struck me was the diversity of age ranges that were there – from 14-month-old Harriet to 94-year-old Granny.  And how everyone, regardless to which generation they came from, had…..

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