Wednesday, 18 October 2017

What would you tell your younger self about grief?

From a blog by "What's your grief?" the idea of what would you tell your younger self about grief (theirs has natty cartoons, I don't have an artistic bone in my body but I probably have them beat on black humour)

1) People will say to you it will make you a better person, it will.  You are still justified in wanting to stab anyone who utters those words.  Bonus points if the only thing they have lost is their cat.

2) Grief is brutally physical, no one tells you that.  Your teeth are going to cost you a lot of money but he'd be so impressed at your dentist bravery.  As an aside, having your mouth swabbed out with iodine is a really unpleasant experience.

3) It will be the most fantastic people watching exercise of your life.  People will live up to your expectations, both good and bad.  You will wish he could see who was incredible and who you were right about.

4) Your situation was unusual, only a couple of people will have any concept of how much you lost along with Mark. 

5) It isn't flattering, the offers you will get being single in your forties will tick at least two of the following boxes, very overweight, old enough to be your grandfather, tragically thick, married. 

6) You will be OK.

Sunday, 15 October 2017


Kris Clay captures the moment!  Chamfron By Dand and Rebecca Crump having just passed the vet last weekend.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Chamfron Santiago- 28 months old

Now standing at 15.2 and suddenly looking like a proper horse, he has also perfected the look of innocence "Annoying Tuco? Me? Never!"

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Chamfron By Dand - Endurance

Up to Tentsmuir this morning to crew for Karen and Rebecca with Chamfron By Dand.  They cruised round the 51km with smiles the whole way and both gained their Bronze Thistle Final Award.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Chamfron Compostela - Charity Ride

Some lovely photos of Stela enjoying a charity ride a few weekends ago, as you can see she still keeps the company of South Americans!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Chamfron Nicobar out showing

Three year old Chamfron Nicobar had his first outing to a show today, he was incredibly well behaved and won the odd coloured class.  He is looking super, well grown, very handsome and beautifully turned out.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Even I have hacking envy!

A collection of incredible photos taken by Jessica through Chamfron Colorado's ears.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Trail Cameras

A positive badger sighting in the woods this month along with some foxes, rabbit, squirrel and deer shots.  Meanwhile the garden camera has become pheasant selfie central, there has been the odd shot that wasn't a pheasant, I've had a hare, a pair of partridges, a few nice shots of the fox cub and many many close ups of the whippet...

Friday, 22 September 2017

First hint of Autumn

Today is the autumn equinox and we are starting to get the nippy misty mornings and a real hint of just how spectacular the foliage will be in a couple of weeks time.  In the garden a Sedum (I think!) is providing a last flourish of food for the bees and butterflies.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Chamfron Paloma - Showmanship

Looking very smart, Chamfron Paloma and Alison in their Showmanship class at the WES Nationals.  Lovely photos by JDR Pictures.