Horses, Hounds & Hunting

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Hide and Seek

 

Call out. Call loud: ‘I’m ready! Come and find me!’
The sacks in the toolshed smell like the seaside.
They’ll never find you in this salty dark,
But be careful that your feet aren’t sticking out.
Wiser not to risk another shout.
The floor is cold. They’ll probably be searching
The bushes near the swing. Whatever happens
You mustn’t sneeze when they come prowling in.
And here they are, whispering at the door;
You’ve never heard them sound so hushed before.
Don’t breathe. Don’t move. Stay dumb. Hide in your blindness. They’re moving closer,  someone stumbles, mutters;
Their words and laughter scuffle, and they’re gone.
But don’t come out just yet; they’ll try the lane
And then the greenhouse and back here again.
They must be thinking that you’re very clever,
Getting more puzzled as they search all over.
It seems a long time since they went away.
Your legs are stiff, the cold bites through your coat;
The dark damp smell of sand moves in your throat.
It’s time to let them know that you’re the winner.
Push off the sacks. Uncurl and stretch. That’s better!
Out of the shed and call to them: ‘I’ve won!
Here I am! Come and own up I’ve caught you!’
The darkening garden watches. Nothing stirs.
The bushes hold their breath; the sun is gone.
Yes, here you are. But where are they who sought you?

 


 

Hello Everyone!

Look at me, two weeks posting in a row! I honselty have shocked myself XD

Sooo! I decided to post the above poem by Vernon Scannell today as I love it.  As I am taking English Literature, I am currently reading a lot of poems and although I’m not a big fan of poetry this one really grabbed my liking.

I also thought that it was appropriate as it is slightly creepy and spooky; perfect for this time of the year 😉

I’m not going to do an analysis today as I honestly hate analysing poems but if I do write one in my lessons, I will post it.

What do you think of Hide and Seek? Does it make you shiver a little at the end? It does me.

Sorry for the weird, short post guys, I’m short of time.

What are your plans for Halloween? What are you dressing up as?

I, myself am going to be sat at home, alone, possibly carving a pumpkin alone as I have no friends who can come over. :‚(

Anyways…

Seeya!

Minki ♥

Poll

Hello everyone!

Just a little bonus post here. I would absolutely love it if you guys could just take a couple of minutes out of your day to take part in this survey. It just asks some questions about your thoughts on this blog. Please be honest, I need the feedback 😉

 

Thankyou to all of you who take the time to fill this out, your say matters a lot to me.

Seeya!

Minki ♥

I went swimming in the cold British sea on two occasions this August!

Hello everyone!

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.

Seeya!

Llamacorn ♥

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 ♥

Interviewing: Tabi Bee

Hello everybody!
Today I have a very special post for you. Well it’s special in my opinion. I have done a collaboration with Tabi Bee!

We decided to do a casual interview for you guys to read. Sooo I hope you enjoy!

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Hey Tabi!
Hey Minki!

So tell me, why did you decide to start your blog Busy Bee?
I had a website before, but it was a bit of a random mess…soo after watching a crafty programme where someone on there was a craft/DIY blogger I think I just sort of decided that’s what I wanted to do because I love creating things!

Awesome! How did you come up with Busy Bee as the name of the blog?
I actually have a whole post on this, but to put it short- ages ago I used to always make little magazines with crafty stuff in them, and I called it Busy Bee, but also because I’m always making things and being creative 🙂

How do you come up with ideas for blog posts and which post is your favourite so far?
Hmm this is a tricky one because it’s normally something completely random that has popped into my head- but I like to write them all down in the notes app for when I don’t know what to write haha

I was wondering, what do you use to create your post title images?
I use Canva- it is free and super amazing!

Cool, I’ll remember that. Now. IMPORTANT QUESTION! Do you watch much YouTube and if so what channels do you watch?
If I’m watching YouTube it’s normally a lot of DIY channels and vloggers

Same! Ok other than your blog what social media sites do you use if any?
I have:
Instagram page >>https://www.instagram.com/tabithebear/

Pinterest>> https://uk.pinterest.com/tabithebear/

Twitter >> https://twitter.com/Tabithebear

Bloglovin>> https://www.bloglovin.com/@tabibear

Go follow her guys! So what kind of music do you listen to?
Pop? Things like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, I also love Despacito (who doesn’t ahah)

Do you think social media is affecting young people’s mental health and/or making young people more self-conscious?
I feel like it can do /and does a lot, because of all the pressure to have it and get likes/follows etc, but it can also have a positive impact on a lot of people too by discussing politics, for example, and finding inspiration.

Do you think it’s important that people using technology like us bloggers, think about how technology can be sustainable for the future or do you think that that’s the job of the companies that manufacture the technology?
I think it’s definitely up to EVERYone to do what they can to protect the future- especially when it comes to electronics, even the little things like turning off your devices when they’re not in use, and dimming the screens when they aren’t needed.

What are you views on global warming and how do you think we as a society should be dealing with it?
As a lot of my followers already know, I am so so passionate about the environment- and believe that we should all and CAN all help to do small things each day that add up and make a huge impact. As a society we should be not ignoring what is going on-  and thinking that ‘charities and other people can handle it’, but actually going out and making the difference.

Ok time for some this or that questions

Cats or Dogs?
Catsss ^-^

Books or Movies?
BOTH, DON’T MAKE ME DECIDE !

Drawing or Photography?
Drawing 100% – I might not even have anything to photograph if it wasn’t for drawing! 

Beach or Forest?
Forest! I love forests and trees 😉

Cactuses or Succulents?
Cactuses!

Would you rather:

Be in a cave of Spiders or Snakes?
Snakes – spiders would be crawling all over you (agh) but honestly neither !!

Speak any language fluently or be able to speak to animals?
Omg?! Be able to speak to animals! It would be amazing to know what they think and they can understand you!

Have Wings or a Tail?
Wings – when I was really little i always wanted to be able to fly without wings, but wings are fine hehe 😉

Have no Elbows or no Knees?
No knees – you could still walk just a bit differently!

Own a Rabbit sized Elephant or an Elephant sized Rabbit?
A RABBIT SIZED ELEPHANT WOULD BE THE CUTEST THING. And i think an elephant-sized rabbit might squish me…!!

I agree. A rabbit sized elephant should be a thing. The Pygmy Elephant!!!

Anyways…

Tabi, thankyou so much for answering my questions! 

It has been SO fun, so thank YOU for interviewing with me!

It’s been so nice working with you 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed this post everybody, I have loved putting it together.
Tabi’s blog Busy Bee is such an amazing place so you should so go over there 🙂 She has done a post interviewing me here so check that out.

I will resume my usual posting schedule on Saturday, so see ya all then!

Seeya!

Llamacorn

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

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 ♥

 

 

 

Photoshoot

Happy Saturday everyone!

Quick Question: What kind of content would you guys like to see here?

So yesterday was a lovely day and as they have been rare recently, I dashed out for a model photoshoot.

wp_20170224_09_42_43_prowp_20170224_09_47_02_prowp_20170224_09_53_57_prowp_20170224_09_53_07_proI think the above is my favourite.wp_20170224_09_49_41_prowp_20170224_09_48_08_pro

Which ones do you like best?

I’ve got some more which I’ll put up next week 🙂

Seeya!

Minki ♥