Category Archives: Blog

The Unwanted Pony Chapter three

J/ April 2, 2019/ Blog

Chapter Three ‘Oh what a glorious day,’ Amy’s mum came out of the room she was using as her studio. Her painting jeans were a mass of colour, from drops and smears of paint, the front of them coloured in brilliant reds, blues and various shades of greens. There was a smeared white hand print on the side of her

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The Cat’s Whiskers – Chapter Three

J/ April 2, 2019/ Blog

CHAPTER THREE “You really are a lovely cat,” Tommy Flannigan gently stroked his big hand over the young black cat’s fur. Lucky purred, he loved to be stroked. He rubbed his head against Tommy’s hand. “I really am very fond of him,” said Tommy’s mother, taking Lucky into her arms and holding him so she could rest her cheek against

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The Cat’s Whiskers – Chapter Two

J/ February 22, 2019/ Blog

Chapter two Lucy had never been happier. She adored her beautiful black and white kitten. From the minute Lucy picked him up for the first time Lucky claimed her as his own. He was with her every moment of the day when she was at home. ‘You’re so handsome,’ Lucy had said, letting the kitten out of her arms and

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Chapter Two – The Unwanted Pony

J/ February 22, 2019/ Blog, Uncategorised

CHAPTER TWO ‘Look at what I’ve got,’ Amy’s mum came into the kitchen waving a large white envelope. ‘What is it?’ Amy asked, glancing up from her bowl of cereals to watch her Mum, tearing open the envelope. Normally envelopes weren’t anything of interest to her, they were usually grown up things like bills. ‘It’s the sales catalogue for the

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The Cat’s Whiskers

J/ February 1, 2019/ Blog

The Cat’s Whiskers Chapter One   Lucy Maloney sighed. What a miserable birthday this had turned out to be. “Thanks mum. Thanks dad,” Lucy forced herself to smile. “My presents are lovely.  Just what I wanted.” Lucy stacked her new telephone, shower gell and books together and got to her feet, “I’ll just take these upstairs to my room.” “See

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The Unwanted Pony Chapter One

J/ February 1, 2019/ Blog

The Unwanted Pony Chapter One Amy rested her forehead against the cool glass of the lounge window and let out a long sigh. Day two of the school holidays and already she was bored and fed up. The three months till September stretched interminably into the distance. Three, long, lonely, boring months. Slowly she lifter her head and gazed out

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Because I’m worth it

J/ October 29, 2018/ Blog

Confessions of a show pony. I have such a stressful life. And such a hectic schedule. My busy life is filled with training and competition which leave me so little time for relaxation. I have to say that a day at the spa is a very welcome change. I love it here. They really know how to treat a lady.

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The Man Behind the Mike

J/ September 26, 2018/ Blog, Book Review

Through most of my childhood and certainly my adult life equestrian sports  were commented on by Mike Tucker. I was very saddened by his death and equally very privileged to be asked to review his biography. This is my  review of the book, The Man Behind the Mike, published by Quiller. For most equestrian sports enthusiasts Mike Tucker was ‘the voice of

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A fun few weeks

J/ September 11, 2018/ Blog

The Dublin Show was as wonderful as ever. It was made more special by having fantastic company to share it with. We watched the Nations Cup, seeing the trophy carried off by a deserving and very excited Mexican Team. Trump is going to have to build his wall higher , because boy those riders can jump! Unwilling to leave the

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A Quick Paint Job

J/ August 3, 2018/ Blog

  Having visitors descend on my home soon from every corner of the globe is cause for great celebration. I can’t wait. There is an underlying sense of panic about how I am going to get my latest book finished so I can spend time enjoying their company. There is also an underlying sense of panic about finding the time

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