Thursday, 29 December 2016

All is calm ~






. . . There is the quiet promise of new things to come . . . 

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The final days of 2016 . . .
Full of sparkly frost, radiant blue skies and shining sunlight wherever your eyes fall . . .
All is calm, all is bright - Hopefully this may be a good sign that 2017 will follow on from these beautiful final days of this year  . . .



Wednesday, 21 December 2016

All the Christmas Emotions ~


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~ My five 
Mental Well Being hopes 
for Christmas and the New Year ~

Hope 1

Getting well and strong - sadly my emotional well being has seeped through to my physical self these last few weeks. Migraines and poorlyness are not ideal during the festive season I think you'd agree?!  Time to work on self care and accept help when it's kindly offered . . .

Hope 2

Devoting more time to writing and creating - because it makes me happy and keeps me peacefully in the moment!

Hope 3

Enjoying my time with loved ones, and enjoying what I love, without feeling guilty that I should be 'working' and 'figuring out my future at every moment!

Hope 4

Accepting and letting go of unhealthy mindsets which trap me into being a slave to excessive worry!

Hope 5

Less pressure on myself in all areas of my life - even with my ponies! If I want to just potter about and enjoy their company, without a ride, that's what I'll do. We all get something out of it in those lovely 'just us' moments together - including strengthening our bond! So . . . no more pressure or comparisons. Do what is right for us - my ponies and I . . .

Do you have any personal hopes and goals for yourself this festive season?



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PS:  A Merry Christmas Message 

~ My silver lining behind being poorly ~

Christmas shared with my nephew of three years is so special. We've gathered toys he no longer plays with and given them to organizations such as The Shoe Box Appeal, and Cash For Kids, so little ones all over may enjoy receiving a gift at this magical time of year. We've played Christmas games, wrapped gifts, sang lots of songs and my family and I had the wonderful chance of seeing his very first Christmas play! Christmas is definitely about making memories. . . 

We keep looking out at the sky each night for Santa - time is hard to grasp when you're three - not long now, and we may just catch a glimpse of a sleigh riding past the moon ??? 

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Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas weekend and I hope all your wishes come true . . .


With love to all : ) 


' Milly '  Xx


Sunday, 11 December 2016

Golden lights and all things bright ~





              
~ Four little steps forward to Christmas ~
* Sunday simplicity with cosiness and a few sparkles!  The welly boots were hung up for the afternoon, and the slippers were put on for a snug and festive tree decorating hour.

* Hoof prints in the frost, warm breathing pouring into the cold evening air - Christmas with horses is extra special. Riding in the chilly mornings and seeing the fairy lights around the village as we trot by.


* The sound of singing jingle bells coming from my nephews sweet little voice, echoing merrily around the house.

* Feeling hopeful and bright



With love
x

Monday, 5 December 2016

The magic is arriving ~


A soft frost is covering every inch of the meadow each morning just now. A family of Robin's have taken up residence in our faithful field maple. They return every year around this time. The holly wreath has been perched up high out of reach from curious pony teeth. A quiet magic is present in the meadow . . . Christmas is coming . . .


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Welcome December ~ 
May the festivities begin . . .