Rainbow Ribbon Ride

Planning a venture of this sort doesn’t come with a simple set of instructions.  There is no textbook manual to refer to.  It’s a journey of endurance conjured from my imagination, not a race by any means, but a mission and when we complete the pilgrimage, we won’t be presented with a tidy little ribbon […]

The Yin and Yang of Us.

Although my pilgrimage is a secular journey, bearing no particular allegiance to any sect, creed or religion, it also happens to be richly laced in early Christian symbolism.  For instance, as I get more deeply involved in the planning of this journey, it keeps throwing up constant references to the connection between the two saints, […]

Vi et Virtute

‘By Strength and Virtue’ is the translation of this motto for the Worshipful Company of Farriers.  And they don’t come any better than Grahame (so named after Kenneth Grahame of Wind in the Willows), our local farrier. This is a scene that has changed little since horses first started wearing metal plates on their feet.  The […]

Jeans & Jodhpurs

Suddenly, overnight, my wardrobe has shifted from long floaty skirts, linen tops and lipstick to jeans or jodhpurs with my hair scraped back into a scrunchie under an industrial sized hat covered in black moleskin (tho’ I don’t think any moles suffered in the making of this). The reason for this dramatic change of wardrobe […]