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Chris & Bonnie Ride Out

She’s been waiting for this to happen for about 25 years…

Chris has finally had the chance to compete in an equestrian event…. on her own horse… Okay, pony… but she thinks she is a horse.

Chris took Bonnie (Orchid Silver Lady – a Highland Pony) to a dressage competition where the two competed together for the first time.

Chris has worked with Bonnie for the past few months, and today the hard work and effort paid off, as they took 2nd place with 64% – narrowly missing 1st (66%).

Me being me…. the whole thing was captured on the iPhone equivalent of film…


What are you, CHICKEN?!?!

Splitter!!!!

Splitter!!!

Chris has gone off to write a more chickeny, horsey, pussy related blog for the family.

Here you can learn about buying and restoring ex-battery hens…. Hmmm, too much classic car work on my mind..

At CRISPYSNIPS.COM you can find out how to go about looking after hens at home. Yup, if you’ve thought about doing it, then Chris will tell you what’s involved and how to go about doing it.

There are lots of sites telling you in depth how to keep hens, but not a lot give you a basic run down up front to let you know what you are letting yourself in for!

Her site also has horse and cat related tips and advice, plus lots of other news and views from around Chris!

Go check it out!


Crispy Snippets

Chris has started up a blog about keeping hens, looking after horses, pets and the Land Rover.

Crispy Snippets ~ Chris’s Blog

It’s a great little resource & not too heavy going.

Fancy getting hens? Then check out her site first!

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A little horse


I took Alex for a drive up to see Chris at work. Lots of top class horses around. The one in the picture is called Sentana and he is lovely! Apparently around £50k and his father (Sandro Hit) is one of the top dressage horse in the World at the moment…. by ‘eck!

Alex had a great time feeding carrots to all the horses at the yard – he even had a go with a hoof pick and did some grooming.

I had great time too. Chris may be the one who is heavily into the horses, but I love them too. I’d love to own a Percheron cross at some point – they simply look fantastic – but it is a dream right now.

I’m just glad Chris has this job. It kept a little money coming in during the past three months when I pretty much had no salary due to my bad back. More importantly for me though, is that Chris is working with horses – her passion – and that makes her very happy…. and in turn it makes me very happy.

Lots more pictures can be found by following my Flickr account.

A typical end to an energetic day...

A typical end to an energetic day...


Everyone should have at least one

Okay, I’ve seen lists in other blogs about wants, wishes, favourites and such like. Credit crunch means lottery thoughts make for a diversionary trip through cash fuelled dreams. Sure, I hope and aim to reach these goals, but until then, they are just lists…

Obviously I want the best for my family, so that goes without saying (same with World peace, man).

Ten things I would like:

1. Flight in a Spitfire. Not a Harvard or Yak or similar vintage aircraft. It has to be a Spitfire.

2. Own an original or replica Cobra or Jaguar. In fact top of that list would be a replica Jaguar XJ13…. Big V12 sitting right behind your head, and you sit wrapped in the most elegant shaped bodywork ever. Failing that, a trip out in one of these would be superb.

3. Harley “War Bird” style low rider. You might have started to notice I have a fondness for V engines.

4. Big enough house with workshop (so I can build and keep cars and bikes). It would need a fair amount of land, as I’d want space for number 5.

5. Percheron or similar horse. 18 hands will do it. I love the shape of these horses.

6. A Doberman or Husky type dog.

7. A yacht. Proper job like the America cup types. For those times when I’m not riding my Percheron down to the field behind my workshop to work on my Jag XJ13. Even a trip out would suffice for now. Just need to learn to sail first…

8. Large enough land to build a safe rifle range. 1000yd range would be tops. Needless to say I’d need certain rifles to use there. I’m thinking Tac Ops stuff (x-ray), or some other very accurate long ranger. I don’t care too much about machine guns – I like the thought and precision of a long range bolt action.

9. A Tiger Moth. I’d also like the pilots licence so I could fly it… Obviously!

10. Corrective laser eye surgery. Yup, not a major thing, but something I’d like as contacts and glasses are annoying some times.

Well, that’s my first Blog list. Triggered by the Jacks blog (Thoughtful Spaz – see my links). Some times you just need to make a list!

You have to have goals and dreams. All of the above are possible if things work out, although some are more possible than others!


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