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Various things

Visiting my much-neglected blog earlier, I felt really sad that I’d let things slide so much. Could it really be so long since I blogged? Life has been insanity recently. There are no hours in the day, for anything, it seems!

So much recent news. My business is great- I’m working so, so hard, but there’s lots of quality time with the kids too, and the rewards are infinitely worth it. I’m earning more than I did when in my old job, for fewer hours, WAY more flexibility, and, best of all, I get to see my kids grow up. On the downside, oh…wait…there isn’t one.

The house still looks like a shit heap, but what am I gonna do. :p

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My pony, Morning, had to be put down, three weeks ago. I haven’t been able to bring myself to write about it yet, and it’s really too painful for words.

I know a few of you will be wondering why I am so upset over the death of a horse- I would say to those people, you’ve clearly never had a very special animal in your life. To my family, animals ARE a part of our family.

Her legs gave up. She was pretty well in herself, but she had been having some mobility issues, and this Friday she just couldn’t get up in her stable. The vet discussed it with us, and we knew it was time to let her go. She was 28- quite old for a horse. I don’t want to go into the process too much. She was too big for an injection. The vet shot her. I knew that this is how it would happen, but it was just awful. I don’t think I’ll ever really get over it.

Morning had been with me since I was eleven years old- a child. We grew up together. We were partners in crime; like minded people. She loved to jump and hated flat work- so did I, though we grudgingly worked at it.

We didn’t know very much about competing when we bought Morning- but through my teenage years, we had huge success in the fields of eventing and showing. She was so beautiful, and so clever. She also could be a complete bitch if her mind wasn’t on the job, or if she felt like taking the piss.

We had a lot of success, and I owe her a lot. I’ll always remember her most for her sense of adventure, though. We’re going to Donegal in a few weeks and the beaches there will be filled with the ghosts of Morning, my Mum and our dog Jamie. May they all be running together somewhere better.

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The kids are gorgeous; I am so, so lucky, even though they make me crazy sometimes. Rob’s speech is spectacular, for a two year old, and he’s hilarious. Ricky is just sooo beautiful, and boy, does he know it!

Here are a few pics, from St Patrick’s Day. We took the drive up the stunning Antrim Coast Road and stopped at Ballintoy Harbour, which has chalk stone on one side and some kind of igneous rock on the other- the world famous Giant’s Causeway is only a few miles down the road and you can see the similarity in the rock formations (finished Suzy, lamely, having forgotten all of her 3rd form geography lessons).

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You can nearly feel the lava below the surface there!

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They’re pretty good kids. :)

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I have a new website, I’ll share it in due course, though most of you know about it already. It’s still in development, but I am very excited about the year that’s to come.

Love to all of my friends out there who have been horrendously neglected recently. I am truly sorry.


9 Responses to “Various things”


  1. March 21, 2010 at 6:03 am

    love to hear how you are doing. :) I’m interested in what this new website is all about. can’t wait.

    love the pics….what an amazing place. Wish I could have been there with you. ♥

  2. 2 Bernadette
    March 21, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Really nice to hear from you in blogland Suzy, and to hear that your business is thriving.
    The news of Morning’s demise was indeed sad and I know how much you will miss her. There is no easy way to say goodbye to a much loved pet, but you have wonderful memories such as those you’ve recalled here. Loved the photos of your Patrick’s Day visit to Ballintoy. XXX

  3. March 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I’m so sorry for you loss. You’re right, it is like losing a family member. I hope all of your happy memories with her will help you through the grief.

    I’m glad that your business is going well, and I’m glad to hear from you again!

  4. March 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Sorry to hear about Morning. But good to hear from you again! Your boys look so cute, and so big!

  5. 5 Ingrid
    March 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Good to see you post again. Again, I am so sorry about Morning. How difficult it must have been for you. Many hugs, kisses and good wishes.

  6. March 31, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    So sorry to hear about Morning. Knowing that it’s the right decision doesn’t help one bit, does it?

    *hugs to you*

  7. 7 biscuitfeatures
    October 19, 2010 at 12:38 am

    This is a really beautiful blog, although it looks like I’ve stopped by a little late! Nevertheless, I’m glad I did.

    biscuitfeatures.wordpress.com

  8. 8 Susan Roach
    December 10, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Suzy!!! I didn’t know you had a blog, but I am SO happy to have found it! Looking forward to reading your thoughts and insights :)

  9. January 29, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I am new to your blog, I would be very interested in visiting your new one.

    However, on this post: I can understand how you feel about losing Morning (a very beautiful name, by the way). I couldn’t afford a horse, or the land needed for it–so you were fortunate to have one. I felt tremendous sadness losing my beagle, Ginny, as a little boy. And I even wept after losing Charlotte, a pet tarantula, a few years ago. But losing a horse–that would be more painful than I could imagine.

    Also: The place where you live is beautiful–there is nothing comparable to that here in Pensacola, Florida. And your children are beautiful too. My ancestors, on my father’s side, came from Ireland in the late 18th Century. And the one place I’d love to visit, more than any other in the world, is Ireland (including Northern Ireland) and England (my ancestral home on my mother’s side).


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