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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Fingers Crossed I'm Back

I know, its been a while. I've gone from daily blogging to nothing for a week. There's a lot of stuff going on here at the moment so unfortunately my crafting has been sidelined. However I'm determined to get back asap, although of course I would now have a really busy work period ahead of me. Hey Ho! Guess the money helps to fund the habit.....oops mean hobby, lol.

Still, while I've been MIA I have got a wee photo I'd like to share with you as I'm really proud of myself. It was my birthday 3 weeks ago and hubby asked what I would like. We've been talking about our 'bucket' list....you know, things you want to do before you die, lol. Anyway, one of mine was to learn to horseride. So the darling bought me 5 lessons, and last week off I trotted (pun intended) for my first one.

Now before you start you have to complete one of those H & S questionnaires and one of the questions was 'what do you hope to achieve'. There were various boxes including walking, trotting etc. I wanted to know where was the box for getting on and off, cos as far as I was concerned that was going to be the hardest thing for me.

Anyway I surprised myself and in the half hour lesson managed to get up to a trot. Here is a photo of me looking rather nervous having just succeeded in getting on 'Caspar'.

Not bad for a 48 year old Grandma who's scared of heights. Photo is one of many taken by my very best friend who was staying last week and my son, who also took piccies of the chickens and other horses!!! There is also some video footage but I'm not sharing that.

Next lesson is on Tuesday and hubby is coming to watch this week.

Hopefully my next post will be a card as I am behind with some birthdays, x


  1. Well good on you Alison, you are really brave. I love horses but must admit they frighten me as they are so big. I admire you

  2. Great piccy, Alison! You look justifiably pleased with yourself - well done!
    Diane x

  3. Well done on the horseriding - you look like you're at home already even after just one lesson! Hope you enjoy your next lesson too.

    Helen x

  4. Well done, you! One of the things I've always wanted to do, too :) I'm envious but I think you did so well. Looks scary!

  5. Well done You! Lovely photograph of a much braver woman than I am. Something I would have liked to have done but too chicken now.

  6. Good on you! What a special gift to get especiall when it is something you have wanted to do. Looking forward to seeing photos from your next lesson. Great photo. Lynne M x

  7. Well done on your horse riding, you look fab in the pic. I used to go when I was younger but I never really got into it. I am sure you will have loads of fun on your other lessons now you have got started.
    The spa is all up and running, you are welcome to come and try it out...where abouts do you live?
    Hope you find some time to craft real soon.
    Hugs Emma x


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