I love autumn. My birthday falls halfway through, Halloween and Bonfire Night are in autumn and that means lots of yummy food, fireworks and fires.
A couple of years ago, my mum made some of the most amazing Parkin. This year we are on a gluten-free thing so we can’t have the usual food for this time of year but for Halloween mum made a really nice pumpkin pie alternative. And of course there are all the sweets and toffy apples and cinder toffy and so on…. I never actually get to eat a lot of that stuff as I am dairy intolerant and keep my sugar levels down, but the things I do have are always amazing.
There are always fireworks going of for miles around come this time of year and two nights our neighbours had a good little show. It was quite funny, I was eating dinner at the table and suddenly there was a big white flash followed by a big loud bang and I literally jumped out of my skin.
And then after the fireworks were finished we had a black out. All the lights went of here and in our neighbours house for about a minute. It was actually quite scary.
We always have a bonfire for the 5th of November. Although I’m actually quite nervous of fire I do love watching the flames lick round the logs and boxes and the smell of smoke as long as it doesn’t get in my hair and eyes.
In my house we actually have three open fires downstairs, although we only use one, and in the kitchen we have a Rayburn. This means that downstairs is always warm and cosy which recently I LOVE.
And then usually because of all the events going on, friends are hosting parties. And normally I go to those except for this year.
Aside from all of that, I love the colours, the smells and the crispness of autumn. The leaves falling from the trees in an array of reds and yellows and oranges and browns and greens. The smell of leaf litter, mushrooms and damp. And the crisp, clear, coldness of the air, causing my breath to gather in little puffs of clouds.
I seem to be on a roll! Ok I need to stop with that…
I want to thank every one who liked my posts on the 31st because…..
On Tuesday October 31, 2017, you surpassed your previous record of most likes in one day for your posts on StableStoreys. That’s pretty awesome, well done!
Most Likes in One Day
Current Record: 9
Old Record: 8
So I know that an increase of one like isn’t that amazing but it was a nice suprise in my inbox… Thankyou guys!
Also, did you guys have a good Halloween? I watched Sixth Sense for the first time with my mum and absolutely loved it!
I hope you all liked this post, it was written last minute off the top of my head in very little time.
I went swimming in the cold British sea on two occasions this August!
Soooo… Today I was going to share a tack haul with you but it turns out I can’t make tack whilst I’m ill. Thought it’d be the perfect time to sit and make some but NOOO!!!
I got ill about a month ago and then it was the holidays so we had lots of guests over and I’ve only just got a bit of time to sit and write and as I have no tack to share with you and I am short on time, I thought I would just write a chatty post.
This August we had our annual family visit from my “step” aunt and cousin and then also from a couple of friends.
During both the visits we ended up going to the beach. I went swimming in the cold British sea on two occasions this August!
First time I couldn’t go out very far and the second time me and my friend went in really deep about three times. The last time I had to get out when another friend remarked, rather alarmed, that my lips had gone blue and I noticed that my legs were seizing up.
But other than that it was amazingly refreshing and really energised me.
Have any of you ever swum in a freezing cold sea?
Anyways I am thinking about redecorating my room and I was wondering if you would like to see the process?
I’ve been thinking quite hard about my youtube videos and my blog content and wondering wether I should maybe branch out a bit and make this blog more open.
I keep starting new blogs, trying to start a lifestyle one and so on but it never works as I’m already juggling two blogs. This one and another. So I thought perhaps I should just start posting more lifestyle style posts here as well as the usual model stuff.
I don’t really know. So I’m going to ask you guys. Cast your vote in the comments and we’ll see whether StableStoreys stays stables only or branches out.
Sorry this is a short post, as I said, I’m a bit short on time once again.
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.
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!
I don’t normally blog about my feelings and emotions unless it’s related to a new model, a thing I have or such the like. And when I do, those feelings and emotions are pretty much always good.
But I am human and I do have days when I just want to curl up in a ball and block out the whole world.
Blogging is one of the things that really makes me happy. I love it. It’s like it’s almost therapeutic for me.
Also crafting can make me feel great but sometimes, if I do too much then I can get really down and start thinking about the pointlessness of life, why do I exist, how we’re all going to die eventually and then I just sink in to a black hole and can’t come out until my mum gets so fed up, we end up having an argument and then I tell her my feelings and she makes it all better.
sorry if I just ruined your day
Another thing that really gets me down is seeing other people riding. Which is inescapable where we live.
It makes me jealous of the rider cause I’m not them and I wish I was, it makes me question my love of horses cause ”if loving horses so much when I can’t interact with them causes me so much pain then whats the point?” and it makes me fall down another black hole where I wish my life was that of an incredibly rich person who could pretty much have everything they ever wanted i.e. a stable full of horses, a mansion, a walk in wardrobe, a… You get the picture.
Something that really helps my lack of horses slump is my volunteer job with the RDA.
I’ve never written about this before although I have meant to and I have now decided that next weeks post will be about that.
Anyways… My volunteer job basically has me next to a horse/pony for around two hours a week. Sure it’s not riding but it still helps.
And the last thing that gets me down is my lack of friends. I have a grand total of three close friends and then two other friends. I am a social person although I pretend not to be. I need to be surrounded by people to be perfectly happy and living where I do and not going to school makes that quite hard.
The friends that I do have are brilliant and I love them all but for me five friends that I either never see or see not very often is just not enough for me to thrive.
I do have my ”online friends” as well of course but even they are few. They are great! But few.
Anywaysss I’m sorry this post has been so dreary but I never really let this stuff out and I kinda cracked today.
I’m not using this as a plea for sympathy or friendship, I just… I guess I just wanted you all to know that I’m not perfect and if I don’t post on a saturday, sometimes it’s because I haven’t been able to find the motivation or the confidence to. Or sometimes it’s because I just havn’t been bothered cause I feel crap.
Again sorry for the long dreary post, I promise next week’s will be happier.If you’ve read all the way through, thankyou 🙂