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Hey there lovelies

Sorry about the lack of blogging lately, its been a busy week here, but I am thankfully on top of it all again, so lets pick up where we left off!

Today’s title is ‘Me with 13 Things’ and wow, but I found this one difficult.  Firstly, what do I have 13 of that I can get together for one photo.  The obvious choice was my horses, but really, getting them all together in one space with just me to supervise, is not really practical.  The next choice was my tea set, and yes, while I love it to bits, I can’t just keep taking photos of it!

So I decided on 13 books that have shaped my life.  It was a toughie, and I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes running around finding them, but here we are…

The 13 Books

I have put them in no specific order….but the ones that I can, hand on heart say made a difference are

The manual of horsemanship – Pony Club   I know, its not really a book, but it is still relevant!  When something is up with one of the horses here now, this is the first book I look for answers in!

Animal Farm – George Orwell    I think I read this in 2nd year in school, so I was about 13 or 14.  Brilliant book which I feel should be mandatory reading for everyone, especially in Africa!!!  Communism and socialism my arse!!!!

The Man That Listens To Horses – Monty Roberts   Insightful book, which if read carefully, and its principles applied using the foundation of respect (a two way street), is a huge step forward for all equines.

The Readers Digest….. Okay I know I have their laughter is the best medicine book here, but my Mam is a huge Readers Digest fan, and one of my earliest memories is reading the ‘laughter is the best medicine’ segment of one of her magazines in a dentists waiting room.  I LOVE the readers digest!  But more specifically, the books they bring out.  The two I grew up reading, but unfortunately live in Ireland with my Mam, are “Did You Know?” and “How is it Done”.  I think these two books, singlehandedly, fueled my love for all things historical and mythological.  Thank you Mammy xxx

My tick and bug bitten feet!

However, all this said and done, my favourite books are actually missing from this picture, as I loaned them out to people and apparently the return spring is broke!

Lily Josephine – Kate Saunders… This, lovelies, is my favourite book in the whole wide world!  I have read it about 5 or 6 times now and have yet to become tired of it, in fact each time I read it, I discover a new hint or plot line in it.  A beautifully written story.  I recommend to everyone!

My favorite book.... Really, its that good!

The Life of Pi – Yann Martel…  Ah, perfection in a story!  I have read this book 3 time s now, and each time I find new things to think about.  It left a lasting impression on me… Highly recommend!

What a book!

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Do yourself a favour this year, and get your hands on a copy of this book.  Yes, it is a childrens book, but… Wow, adults can all take a thing or two from it.  I purchased my copy from a street vendor, on the banks of La Seine, in Paris!  Love it!

Beautifully written and illustrated

So, there we have it, sorry my day 13 turned into something more!

Be Beautiful X