Posted: 2 Jun 2020 - Comments (0)
This page follows my equestrian highs and lows. However in order to be able to fund this I need a job and I am lucky that I have a secure job with Cornwall Council. As a key environmental health worker my work has changed enormously since the epidemic began.
We are currently working to ensure the business premises that are open are doing so safely and that those that shouldn't be open understand the rules and remain closed. A big part of the job now is helping businesses through recovery and reopening, this week I gave some webinars and helped produce a guide to help businesses open safely. Information here if interested including webinar recordings https://www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk/recovery
This week I also had a BBC news crew come out with me and film me working in Newquay. We were the lead segment on the local news which was quite exciting, there was also an online article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-52860448
Posted: 27 May 2020 - Comments (0)
Had a fabulous parcel form my sponsors Super X Country this week. Their new range of clothes is are fabulous, really suit me in colours and styling with the usual quality and durability. I promised to do a bit of a photoshoot as well as video which is well outside my comfort zone.
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Sadly the photoshoot combined with the scales tell me this lockdown has allowed me to get out of shape. Clearly I am lucky to be working and without the competition and training currently I am saving money so I have signed up to some personal training sessions starting next week. I think I might live to regret this. To comply with current COVID regs this will be outside in local parkland so it may be public humiliation! I will let you know how I progress!
Posted: 24 May 2020 - Comments (0)
I have struggled with the updates as the lockdown and worry regarding the virus has left me feeling demotivated and frankly in a cba mood (can't be arsed)! I think I am just starting to pull myself out of it although I am not convinced there will be much excitement to share for a while.
I am mainly hacking the girls 4 or 5 times a week. With the constant dry weather the field work is limited which is frustrating I will do the odd 10 minutes once or twice a week but dare not do any more. Certainly if we were eventing currently I probably would be very careful where I went.
Whilst encouraged with the plans by the affiliated competition bodies to get competing up and running again on a personal note I am in no hurry. Also looking at the British Eventing plans with just me and mum at home the no dogs rule is a deal breaker for us. It is expensive enough without additional kenneling and to be fair I would want to put neither rescue dog in that situation. Also with all bar a couple of our events involving a stay away I don't think this will be feasible for a long time. Realistically I have written off the eventing season this year but hopeful that I amy get a chance of some show jumping or dressage later in the year.
Meanwhile it has been a good opportunity with some competition funds being saved for Kensa who is fast approaching her 4th birthday to start her working life. She has gone down to Mel Hennah (where she was born) to be started, I am pleased to say that so far she is taking it in her stride! Trying to emulate Ellie in the sleeping stakes.