And we are off, I always see January as the waiting room for the year, a time to get prepared, sort things out and plan – then along comes February and the ride begins! I say ride, it’s quite ironic really as having started bringing Beth back into work after having eight month’s resting, the vet said to begin with just walking for the first four weeks before moving into trotting and building up her strength again. But no more than three weeks in, along came equine flu and everything had to grind to a halt. Our yard was closed down for a week and I thought that meant that we weren’t allowed in either – oops silly me, it just meant the horses weren’t allowed to go anywhere.
Never mind, we are all clear now and so I’m heading down this afternoon to have a gentle walk. I say gentle, I lunged her last week and at one point she got so excited that she put her head down and galloped – on the end of my lunge rein! It was hilarious …kind of! I made sure I warmed her down loads so she didn’t do herself an injury but I’m thinking she’s ever so excited at the prospect of getting into 2019 too!
To be fair, I do think that January flew by this year. I’m not convinced when they say that life goes quickly when you don’t try new things. My life is packed with new things right now and it seems to be going quicker than ever so I’m really making the effort to remove what isn’t necessary and sit in the moment as often as I can. I’m working the opposite of “don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today” and instead I’m saying “if it can wait, it can wait”. Life’s too precious to be busy all the time!
One of the things I find in February is my skin takes a dip. I don’t know if it’s because winter has been around a while and I’ve not been outside as much, or my diet isn’t as healthy as during the summer or maybe it’s just coming to the end of hibernation season and everything starts longing for some sunshine! Whatever it is, I have found myself wearing softer pastel tones a lot more than previous years, suddenly I’m not putting my hand in the wardrobe for black every day – what is THAT about? Where have I gone? Or maybe the wardrobe detox has inspired me somehow …who knows? I wore this top from Phase Eight the other day and sooo many of you asked where it was from so I’m obviously not the only one!
By the way, talking of skin issues, my family doesn’t tend to wrinkle, we sag – I know, beautiful right? I sometimes wish we wrinkled as there seem to be way more lotions and potions that target that side of ageing but far fewer that target the dreaded droop! Last year I tried Elemis’s Pro-Definition range which is ALL about slaying the sagging and I’m delighted to say that they’ve put the entire regime which is now in the Pro-Collagen Pro-Definition range, along with their new gorgeous Cleansing Oil in a Today’s Special Value this weekend – but it’s available now!!!
That’s it from me for now, you’ll know if you’re with me on social media (see links below) that we are looking after Mum these days. This pic is us coming out of the cinema last week after seeing Mary Poppins and in a mo, we are about to go into town to get her eyes tested. My wheelchair driving skills aren’t too bad although on the slope, I definitely find myself re-introduced to my core muscles!! Thanks for all your interaction on social media, it’s huge fun as always.
Take care and much love