We were skiing in France over Christmas which was a real treat and a great change of scene, but unfortunately slightly plagued by revision and looming exams. With January exams finally out of the way I have a few spare minutes to write our new blog!
It has been quieter than planned horse-wise over the last couple of months. Jimmy had his well-deserved winter holiday and I managed to finish my dissertation in 8 weeks and 1 day (just over the 2 months I had aimed for, phew!) Some shoeing issues for Jimmy have put a slight hold on plans, which is very frustrating, but I hope we are near to the point of cracking back on properly again. At the moment we can do no more than take one step at a time and keep fingers tightly crossed.
I passed my HGV test in December which was really exciting – it took me 3 years to get round to it but only 3 days to do (!) and I am now rather enjoying the trucking and wondering why I didn’t do it sooner. I have managed to get in a few days hunting on other horses too and some Christmassy fun at Olympia.
We are really lucky to be based with Richard Waygood over the next couple of months in preparation for the season. It is really fantastic to have access to his expertise and facilities and I look forward to making the most of the opportunity.
Fingers crossed for the next few weeks…