Raising the Bar?

Raising the Bar?

Hello Everyone!

Today’s post is going to be split in two parts as each part is about very different things.

I meant to make a post of the first half last week but I have been very busy with redecorating our house.


As you may know I volunteer with the RDA. If you don’t know go check out my blog post about it over here ⇒ Volunteer Work.

Volunteering has actually brought me an opportunity that I never thought I would have.

One of the ponies, Finnigan, has had laminitis and so required a rider. Although I am not an expert and still learning the majority of riding, I offered, not thinking that anyone would say yes. However they agreed!

I now ride Finnigan every Monday after the RDA session has finished. At the moment I trot and walk him around the arena for half an hour max although a couple of times now I have been lucky enough to get to jump some very low jumps.

Often the RDA instructors are still around so I sometimes get a free lesson which is of course is always welcome.

(Thank you Instructors!)

When I am in the saddle, I feel so calm, so at home and so at one with the pony below me.

I am so lucky to have this opportunity and also now, as the summer break is upon us, Finnigan will have very little exercise over the eight weeks of holiday so I have the chance to ride him now and then throughout.

I would love to raise the pole sometime in the future and up my level of riding with Finnigan.

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This part of the post may be quite boring as it is just me rambling on about blogging and what not so feel free to stop reading now XD

I was looking at my stats today and was delighted to see that in 2015, the first year of my blog, StableStoreys had 2 ,155 views. I find this amazing and it made me so happy to see that something I have created was so well seen.

However I was slightly sad to see that in StableStoreys’ second year it only had 1,253 views. That’s quite a big drop of 902 views and I was annoyed with myself as that is a consequence of my terrible posting in 2016.

Seeing the difference of 902 views has really made me determined to do better in blogging for the remainder of this year and to really raise my blogs standard next year when I have hopefully finished my GCSEs

Also I have downloaded the WordPress app on my phone so hopefully I can be slightly more active when I am away from home.


Hope you all enjoyed this slightly different blog post.

What is a challenge or tag you would like to see here on StableStoreys? Horsey or other. Leave any suggestions in the comments!

Seeya!

Llamacorn ♥

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25 Ways to Green Your Home 🌵 (+printable!)

25 Ways to Green Your Home 🌵 (+printable!)

Following up on number 23 🙂

This is such an amazing post and I think it should be spread as far as it possibly can be.

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Happy Tuesday Everyonee!

I love going 💚green💚 and saving energy, power, water…whatever it is- with little things that if we all did would make a big difference! And I also love planting things, keeping succulents and cactuses (get used to it, I prefer it to ‘cacti’! 😉 ) so when I had the idea to make a post about turning things green- in both ways- I was so excited to write ittt!

So I’ve made a whole list of things you can do to make your home more green- or add more greenery to it! I hope you enjoy it, and let me know which number is your favourite!

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  1. Buy a small cactus, plant it in a pot and sit it on a windowsill!
  2. Read an adventure book
  3. Draw a treehouse in a huge tree
  4. Make a hedgehog house!
  5. Find a pile of old magazines (or from…

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NOTICE

Hey All,

This was supposed to go up yesterday but I forgot to schedule it 😦

From now on any comments, irrelevant to posts, should be sent to me via the contact form on the about/contact page.  This is due to my front page becoming too heavy for certain browsers as there are a lot of comments on my posts. I appreciate all feed back and you are welcome to ask me any questions but please, if they do not have anything to do with the post you are commenting on, use the contact form. Thankyou!

Sorry for being fussy, I just want all my readers to be able to view my blog without it taking ages to load.

Love you all,

Minki ♥

Slightly Different

Slightly Different

Hello Everybody!

Today’s post is slightly different.

I was looking through Pinterest  when I found something amazing.

I love miniatures and also architecture. So miniature houses really excite me.

And this really really really excited me:

Modern House 2 by Jim Magni and Joan Behnke

It’s so amazing!!! ☼.☼ (。♥‿♥。)

I want it so bad!

I don’t think i have ever mentioned this before but I love to watch MyFroggyStuff on YouTube.

Her minitures are amazing and I have made some great stuff under her instruction.

towaco5oh recently shared a post with a couple of videos in it.

The channel thay came from is: The Square to Spare. There are some really good crafts on there that I may have to have a look at following.

This is my fave that I’ve looked at so far. I also love the below one.

Anyways sorry for the short post. I don’t have much time on my hands.

Seeya!

Minki ♥

 

Gallery/Image Title Tutorial

Gallery/Image Title Tutorial

Good evening!

So a couple of days ago I told a fellow blogger that I would make this post so they could create gallery’s  🙂 So here goes!

Step One:

In page/post writer choose ”Insert content”Screenshot_2017-04-01_15-58-27

Step Two:

Select the image/s you want to edit and click the button ”Edit”Screenshot_2017-04-01_15-59-15

Step Three:

Highlight the ”Image title”.Screenshot_2017-04-01_15-59-50

Step Four:

Type your new title and then click ”←Media Library”Screenshot_2017-04-01_16-00-24

Step Five

Select all images you wish to add to the gallery and click ”Continue”Screenshot_2017-04-01_16-02-10

Step Six

In the drop down menu ”Layout” choose ”Tiled Mosaic” and then click the button ”Insert”Screenshot_2017-04-01_16-03-04

Step Seven

Continue writing post/page as normal.Screenshot_2017-04-01_16-03-36.png

Step Eight

Publish! And there you go! When you hover over the images they should have the title that you chose.Screenshot_2017-04-01_16-04-36

Hope that helped 🙂

Seeya!

Minki ♥

 

 

 

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

So as promised last week this post is all about my current volunteer job with the RDA.

At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.

Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, show jumping and Hippotherapy to up to 28,000 people each year.

We have been carrying out our life-changing activities for over 40 years, and take great pride in the exceptional standard of our instructors and volunteers (18,000 in all).

We offer activities for all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability – and you’re just as likely to find an RDA Group in an urban setting as a rural one.

We rely on voluntary help, donations and legacies to deliver our services.

Taken from the RDA website > RDA

I started volunteer work with a local RDA group last summer and have no intention of stopping anytime soon.

My group teaches and provides therapy for a class of disabled kids every Monday morning.

I do have to get up at seven every Monday morning but it’s worth it. I get there at about half nine and if needed, groom and tack one of the four ponies.

Then I walk one of the ponies around to warm them up and then line up with the others at half ten when the bus arrives. I then proceed to walk alongside my chosen pony holding on to a child’s leg and ankle and helping them learn how to control a pony.

It sounds incredibly dull when you say it like that but it is actually a really rewarding and satisfactory thing to see the children learning and enjoying themselves. Sometimes it can be hard or annoying because some of the kids are more challenging than others. But it’s always worth it.

As I said in my last post it also helps me a little.

I am so glad that my mum found the RDA last year and that they took me on.

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Seeya!

Minki ♥

 

Blogger Recognition Award!

Blogger Recognition Award!

So todays post was going to be behind the scenes of my recent photoshoot but then I found a comment in my inbox telling me that I had been nominated for the Blogger Recognititon Award!

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The rules that coincide with this award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Make a post about the award – I mean…. Who wouldnt???
  3. Give a brief recap of how your blog began
  4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you wish to give the award to
  6. Comment on each blog, letting them know of their nomination and providing a link to the post.

I was nominated by the lovely filliefanatic at TinyHorseTalk.wordpress.com. Thankyou so much fillie!

If you like miniatures and model horses you should so go check her blog out. She also does a lot of crochet 🙂

StableStoreys started about two years ago when I realised that I was spending too much time playing virtual horse games instead of using the internet to let my creativity and love of horses big and mini be known to the world.

I started out with mostly model horses and now and then some real horses but now I kind of add little bits of other craft and life stuff in there.

StableStoreys has led me to make quite a few internet friends and also to get into YouTube.

Now for some advice: (Warning: My advise may be a bit crap)

  1. It’s a good idea to really try to make your blog or website name relate to your content. If you are blogging about craft don’t name your blog something like ”Fishnets and camping” Sorry bad example 🙂
  2. Try to use any social media you use to your advantage. Post links to your blog and put up sneak peeks.

I might not actually be following fifteen blogs but lets see:

 

cedarwoodstables at CWS Stables & Studio

Nichelle at Desktop Stables

Tricia at TriciaBookerPhotography

Karen at Draw and Shoot

Leah at shoestringstable

Roxanne at the Magical Canopy

Clock Work Dragons at Clockwork Dragon Designs

Inky at InkyOcean

Scroll Vault at ScrollVault

Scroll Quest at ScrollQuests

Lorrie at The Eff Stop

Rebekah at HorsFeathersBlog

Any hoo…

I can’t express how pleased I am to have received two blogging awards for this blog. I never thought I’d get noticed that much XD

Seeya!

Minki ♥