illness is yuck...

Monday, November 07, 2011

the hospice collection i moaned about in my last post actually went alright. it was freezing but at least there was no rain. we seemed to have got a a good response - sadly i know this just by lifting the collection tins, since my early teens i was drafted in to count the coins before banking and when i was the right age for street collections got drafted in to both the counting and collection. mums been doing it over 20years and they looked after my nanny in her last years, so i'm glad i at least did the collection. i'll let mum do the counting!
while i was in the same neck of the woods, i went and visited my 31year old mare. she's an old girl, but my goodness did she want to play at the weekend! it was as if she had gone back 10years! silly mare seemed to be enjoying the sunshine while tucked up in her rug so she didn't freeze. she's in the OAP (old age pony) field as it's nicknamed, the youngest horse in her field is 19 (average life for a horse is 25-30years)! she's the oldest and has no time for those "youngsters"!
i've been around the horse world for 23years and did my degree in geology in one of the coldest places in the uk, i know how to wrap up warmly, my laryngitis wasn't given the memo that i wrapped up and was nice and protected from the cold. so i'm sitting here with some sort of infection that has me and the room spinning. i don't like that, surprisingly not so much re room spinning as i had vertigo for a 2year span at one point, but it means i can't get on my stationary bike without falling off the left side, go figure... i want my exercise!
on a side note, i'm listening to a classical list that someone put on youtube and my goodness, they've butchered pachelbel's canon in d! give me the string quartet version any day. if anyone has managed to make it to the end of this very long, yet very pointless blog, does anyone remember who did the "air" music?
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