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Tuesday 25 August 2009

My iPod Touch from

This is my new iPod Touch (sorry the light is reflected in the photo) that I won from I completed a survey for them a few weeks ago. I am new to iPods so it will be fun trying to work it out. Engraved on the back of the iPod is a lovely thank you message from, which I thought was a very nice gesture.

Thank you

Monday 24 August 2009

Book Signing Borders Gateshead 23rd August 2009

I had a great time book signing at Borders Gateshead yesterday with fellow author Mark Jackman
I hope you enjoy the uncut video!

Nearly forgot, the chocolate muffins from Starbucks are still as tasty as ever ;-)

Monday 17 August 2009

Supple Joints Part 2 Cetyl M update

This is the promised update regarding the progress of the joint supplement Cetyl M trial on our veteran equine Katie.

Those of you who read the first blog will know that the trial started in May. Under normal circumstance the loading dose of Cetyl M is 2 scoops morning and evening for the first 4 weeks, however, because of Katie's great age Garbriela from Collarways Collarways who distribute Cetyl M and who requested the trial, recommended the loading dose period was extended to 5 weeks.

After 5 weeks Katie was given 2 scoops daily in a very small feed in the evening.

The improvement in her movement and stiffness has continued, and been sustained.

Last weekend Kathy Boyer, Equine Therapist, gave Katie a massage.
Kathy knows Katie's condition very well so is in the perfect position to comment on her improvement. During the session Kathy did a series of stretches with Katie and she was amazed at the result. Kathy's parting shot when she left was, Keep giving her that supplement - it's marvellous stuff!.

This morning we had the second visit from our farrier, Richard Stephenson, since Katie started on the trial. On Richard's previous visit he had confirmed that in his opinion (as well as ours) there was some joint improvement.
Today Richard was amazed at the improvement in Katie's arthritis and how easily she moved. He said it was brilliant because she offered no resistance while he tended to her.

Both Kathy and Richard are willing and able to confirm the huge improvement in Katie.
Kathy can be contacted by email at and Richard on 07976612834.

Monday 10 August 2009

Thornton Watlass Hall - Horse Trials 2009

Yesterday Sat Nav and I took ourselves along to the Thornton Watlass Horse Trials Thornton Watlass Horse Trials at Thornton Watlass Hall Thornton Watlass Hall

The sun shone, and we had a lovely exciting day. We watched some spectacular riders performing dressage, show jumping and finally the cross-country (my fave).

Between us we managed to get some photos of horses and riders in mid-flight.

I had a chance to wander around the craft stalls and met Carl Hierons Carl Hierons Photo Gallery partner ( would you believe I don't know her name?) We chatted about his photographs which are truly mesmerizing, I loved the one he had taken on the beach at Bamburgh, Northumberland where the waves are crashing onto the beach like white horses, and the castle stands proud in the background.