Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Buttercups in a spring time meadow


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~ Horses are incredibly forgiving ~ 
They fill in places we're not capable of filling ourselves 

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Buck Brannaman





Monday, 30 May 2016

Creating your very own country vintage space


If you are a like-minded country lover such as myself, I'm sure you feel most at home when you bring touches of the outdoors...indoors! There is something so peaceful about soft colours and floral patterns and belongings from a time long before our own. 
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Here I have collected a few little snap shots of some country vintage creations of my own. It is all about imagination - and does not take all of your carefully saved pennies either! 

 

Dried flowers ~ Pretty Ribbon ~ Old books ~ 

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Boot sales are wonderful places to find rustic and shabby countrified bits and bobs. Olden books are often nestled amongst sweet knickknacks and quirky treasures. A walk in the woods, and you'll find twigs galore. Putting them in a lovely painted vase, or bunching them together to hang on the wall adds a real rural feel to any room - like you have just stepped into a thatched cottage and wandered through a country garden. 

Cow parsley tied together and placed beside a picture frame. Wellington boots used as flower pots! Baskets filled with black and white photographs. Tea cups hung upon shelves. 

These are just a handful of ideas - but I hope it offers a sprinkling of inspiration so you are able to creature your very own Country Vintage space, no matter how big or small it may be. 

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With love


Friday, 27 May 2016

Friday reflection


‘Their beauty captures every eye, 
a gift from God for all mankind,  
they lend us wings so we may fly, 
to ride a horse is to ride the sky.’ 
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Author Unknown 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Adventures continue ...

 Our midweek Adventures Continue  - Baby steps and hoof prints


Some pictures you just have to save somewhere special . . . 


 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Blossom and sun-kissed ponies ~



Pony tails and peaceful evenings ...



Pictures as if from a fairy tale in spring 
at our beautiful meadow in May 

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Country Life ... horsy living....my home.....

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Light up the night x




Keep a picture in your pocket 
Keep a happy memory in your head
  and you'll never feel alone as you fall a sleep in bed

Author Unknown

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Save time for the moments that bring you to life x



I am a very proud Auntie to such a special boy. This week we've been making memories, having adventures, being silly and having so much fun. I seem to have been busy creating memories in my life, and my blog has taken a few days off from recording them. But a few moments of calm to myself, and I thought I would like to start writing about these joyful days with my lovely nephew.

You see together, we are focused on 'the now' - making the most of these carefree childhood days.

To share in his world, as his young eyes explore all the excitement around him...well it's just magical really. I feel very blessed to be part of his little life in such a big way.

I've always felt at home around children and animals. I am very fortunate to be able to share my life with both these treasured things.


I am reminded of a quote my friend gave me once upon a time ... it went something like this.

' Life is not measured by the number of breaths that we take. 
But by the moments that take our breath away...'

With love for your weekend 
X






Monday, 16 May 2016

Guidance for the week ahead


If you suffer with an anxious heart and worrisome mind, decision making can be difficult. 
There is always that seed of doubt and inner critic questioning whether we're on the right track. The whats if's get louder. We become lost in whether to turn left or right. 

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I thought this wonderful message above may just offer a little helpful guidance - if like me - decision making is not something you find especially straight forward! 


Leave it to your body, mind and soul to gently remind you when you are heading in the right direction ... Our feelings do their best to steer us where we should be and where we should not be.
 If we trust their guidance.

 : )

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With Love

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Wade in the water meadow





Picnicking beside the river 
 sunshine in our hair ~  the soft sound of munching and horse tails swishing in the air
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 Summery Saturdays at the Meadow with the ponies . . .




Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The darling buds of green






















'And the secret garden blossomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles' 
~ The Secret Garden 
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 May is here. And the darling buds have started to show their friendly faces. The soft rainfall this morning at the meadow left everything a rich, glowing green. Suddenly the meadow has come to life. And the ponies too as the spring grass rears its head. A field of daisies, buttercups and dandelions. The dock leaves and stingers always make an appearance as if to compliment each other. The river that runs alongside our meadow, has become a nice paddling pool for the ponies during these warmer days. I watched them this morning picking their way closely into its shallow depths to retrieve the lusher bits of grass that have grown upon the sloping banks. The contentment in their eyes as they munched happily side by side was truly 'Perfik'. 




Monday, 9 May 2016

You, me and us ...

My horses and me ....

My blog has developed so far in a way that has allowed me to show little bits of who I am, I guess in a very odd N ends type fashion!

A little self help ... directed at myself also I might add. Inspirational bits n bobs,  country life and my great love for the horses in my life...of which I thought I haven't properly introduced!


  Please meet Perry - the boy in my life!

fashionable fellow 

   And Blossom - my courage and confidence!
                                 

Resting in the pen my little girl

Without my horses I do not think I would feel quite myself. If anyone has popped into my blog recently and scrolled through my chatter and pictures, you may stumble across another pony who happened to be very dear to me. Sadly,  her life came to a close just a short while ago...and my little herd and my heart are still healing from this sudden loss. My dear old girl is worth sharing here.  Part of me knows, she is still around at the Meadow where my ponies reside, I feel her everyday. She's never out of my thoughts.

Please meet Bridie. My dearest friend.

miss you every day my angel 
                 
It's just my lovely two now. But we make a good team and muddle through together.

Having horses is the greatest dream of mine that came true. I cherish every day spend caring for them. I have a place I belong thanks to them.

There's nothing quite like it. Horses really are healers. If you can find a chance to simply be around them. I wholeheartedly recommend that you do.

I share more of my horsy side on www.millymayamelia.wordpress.com.

A blog all about Mindfulness and Horses combined. It's my journey really...exploring, healing, learning and growing....my own journal of equine discoveries and emotional well being. My thoughts applied to page, in hopes that somehow there may be someone who finds it as healing and helpful as I do.

With love x









Sunday, 8 May 2016

Summery Sunday thoughts

Having just planted a sprouting sun flower seed with my darling nephew...this seems very poignant for a summers Sunday.

XXX


Friday, 6 May 2016

Grateful ~

Gratitude journals - how wonderful! I thought on this beautiful sunny May day I would write my own. 




I will begin with five things

I am thankful to ...

My Family
for ~ telling me everything will be okay and helping me believe it.
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My family - friends
for ~ always being there for me with kindness and accepting me just as I am.
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My Horses
for ~ being such a special part of my life and giving me a place to belong
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 The Blogging world
for ~ being such an incredible place where I feel like a writer.
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My Nephew
for ~ always making me smile 
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I have been shown such kindness by so many people in the last few months. It has given me faith in my new chapter ahead and given me a huge amount of hope that everything is coming together just as it should...things will be okay.


I hope May gives you many happy memories and many grateful moments.


With Love 










Thursday, 5 May 2016

Days like these

Go Confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you've imagined.
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Author Unknown  




www.millymayamelia.wordpress.com

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Say you'll remember me


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Today I was filled with memories of my most special friend.

I recorded those memories as quickly as possible, so as not to forget and to feel as long as possible that my darling girl is still very much with me.

Grief is a strange thing. But I am riding it's waves as best I can and each day feels a little less muddled than the last. . . . .

www.millymayamelia.wordpress.com


Our last morning together

When we were 'three'



Sunday, 1 May 2016