Lovely to meet you . . .

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…

A letter to a friend. . .

Dear my little blog,
I am so sorry I have not been there for you recently. Life in the Meadow has taken over at present and very little time for recording it has been available.  How I have missed you. . .
You may have noticed me drop by from time to time to check in on how you're doing? I apologise for not staying long enough in your calming company.

You see this simple country girl has had a little more complications of late! Do not worry. In the grand scheme of life it is not for you to trouble yourself over. It's just required an awful lot of head space! You know me and multitasking!
But, it is beautiful February. My birthday month. The month where spring gently whispers ' I won't be long '  - where snow drops appear daintily bowing their sweet, soft heads. Daffodil shoots emerge, determined, from the earth and the birds singing is even more musical to cold ears under floppy, bobble hats.
Even if I am gone for a while, little blog, I'll always come back. Y…

Pockets of sunshine

Even before slow living and finding a mindfulness moment in the everyday, became such popular and 'on trend' ways of living our lives. . . I think I always did my best to be that way without even realising it? 
Rushing around, frantic, hectic and full of 'everything' we have to get done,  would send me into a tailspin of worry, panic and mental exhaustion. 
My body and mind just could not exist like that. Despite the old faithful motto of 'women are multi taskers' I am afraid to say, I am not that woman! 
I am a 'focus on one task - and do it well then move on to the next ' type soul! 
So, this is a little post about following your own path and knowing that it's good enough. We're all unique and it's that which makes life so colourful. 
It's very easy to not be able to hear your own voice in the busy hustle and loud bustle of everyday. But it will be there. Quietly guiding you towards what is right and wrong. 
There are a few ways to li…

Live the life you love

There's an underlying sadness I find in a New Year coming and going. We will not live 2017 again, it has come and gone and carried us to where we are now . . . But, there is also something very special about that. It is a timely reminder I feel at how precious life is, and how important every day is, every moment we fill, every new chapter we take - it all counts for something as we each leave footprints upon the world and colour in its pages in our own unique way - united. 

2017 was the year my designs for living the life I love became my reality. I began to set those carefully crafted designs into place, and began making them part of my day.

I reached out of my comfort zone and put myself out into the world a little more than I would normally do - but I did it in a way which felt 'right' for me, with a goal that had been hand picked from my own designing process.

It's amazing how when you're true to yourself and your own path, the right people find you and join …

Dreams for Christmas

All I'd like for Christmas, is for things to stay just as lovely as they are right now . . . 

A lot of good comes from believing you can, not being afraid to be different and always doing your best to create a life that feels right for you . . . I'm going to keep holding onto that.
*  Merry Christmas to every kind soul  who has stopped here . . . 

With love! Enjoy each moment of the magic.

Self Care Quotes to love and live by

' Don' feel guilty . . . Feel blessed' 
When we make time for a little rest and recuperation for ourselves, or find we have an unexpected window of free time in our day, I'm sure many would agree that those niggles of guilt at pleasing 'just us' set in . . . Often spoiling the moment! 
Yet what if instead of feeling internally bad about a welcome break, we just felt gratitude. What if we count it as a blessing rather than something we don't feel we deserve . . . 
If something is going to serve us well, it should always be cherished and made a priority. 

' Make peace your highest goal and organise your life around it '
This is a real mind set boost, don't you think? I quietly wonder to myself why people allow their life to build up into one big hectic schedule, which in turn begins to chip away at our inner peace and general enjoyment of life.
 We've all experienced this at some point. Sometimes we feel powerless to stop it. Sadly the resu…

Life notes in December ~ chapter 12 ~

Happiness is staying grounded while reaching for the stars . . . Happy December  ❤
11 months of mini goals and little victories from someone who carries around a lot of self doubt and worry . . . 
I know that you can reach your stars too. Because two years ago, I never thought I would, and didn't believe I could. But now, I truly have managed to . . . 

* I've kept my two blogs going
* Started my little business venture with my horses 
* Worked on two home study courses - still going strong! 
* Cared for my ponies and animals each day and night 
* Sought proffesional help for my anxiety disorder 
* played wonderful games with my nephew
* adopted a feral cat and given him a loving life long home
* spoken up more about my internal struggles with clinical anxiety and ocd. 
* met some lovely new people 
* found my favourite way of working with my ponies 
* given myself a chance to design the life I love . . .
One more goal for December, and I think all I want that to be is . . . T…

A country girls life lately

A little down time . . . 

Just recently my little blog here has been ever so slightly neglected. I've checked in when I can, and it's just as I left it, but just as life slows up in the winter months with the drawing in of darkness, my time to write has been very much the same . . .
Life in the meadow with horses is full on. Riding eases up but care increases. Jobs become a little more physical with muddy boots weighing you down and the cold mornings and evenings use up your energy before you've even begun. But it's a wonderful time. And I adore every moment of it. Mainly because it is the one thing which I have, that is entirely my own. I take care of it, manage, plan and live it day in, day out. My own rural escape and I hold the key to the gate which opens it. . . As a young girl I didn't find myself dreaming of the things most girls did . . . But I did always want to have a little stables of my own and manage it with the love and care it needed to keep my pon…