Happy International Womens Day!

It’s International Womens Day in Canada today, and NZ yesterday. I’ve been honoured to grow up surrounded by powerful, confident and inspiring women my entire life. Growing up female meant that I had to take extra care when leaving work late, to always lock my door when I got to the car, to make sure that the girls I went out with all got home ok, to ignore the cat calls and snide comments. I am overwhelmed with admiration for[Read more]

I bought a horse with as many issues as me

A few months ago I finally caved and bought a little 15.1hh 4 year old thoroughbred. He had never raced and had a massive question mark when it came to his history. I bought him from a well known ‘halfway’ house for thoroughbreds called Eventstars in Cambridge. They do some amazing work with off the track thoroughbreds there and have a great reputation for being super honest about the horses they are rehoming. Top photo is ‘Teddy’ after he had[Read more]

Happy Shiny People

When I was a little girl my family went on a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We were there for about 7 days, and during those 7 days I got the stomach flu (basically the worst possible time to be sick as a child). It was also the very first time I had an anxiety attack on a bus a few days later. Since that day I avoided public places at all costs and surprisingly without much effort,[Read more]

Simple and Inexpensive Home Cactuses

As a continuation on my last post about getting back into an old hobby, I thought I would share just how easy it is to make add a little cactus love in your house. All you need are these simple things: A cactus of some sort. Can be a small one or big one! Completely up to you! Just remember the bigger the size the bigger the pot! A pot, or planter. Again this is completely up to you. Personally,[Read more]