I have a very special friend who I am trying to convince to start a blog as I know how much we would all enjoy reading it.
He lives in a very beautiful, remote part of Scotland, picturesquely covered in snow at the moment, with his Alpacas, his Llamas, his two horses, a Dales x Hackney and a Clydesdale, his two St Bernards and Burmese dogs (and that's an awful lot of dog!!!!), plus Call Ducks and Geese.
He understands about politics and history, wildlife and nature, and about growing prize vegetables, to name just a few subjects.
He writes beautifully, with a flowing, lyrical, humorous, wistful style and he knows how to write straight from his heart. He has wisdom, compassion and understanding far beyond his years.
He says there would be no point to his blog - it would be too diverse and no-one would want to read it anyway.
I'm trying to convince him otherwise - that talent should be shared, and that beautiful words, ideas and ideals, places and animals are worthy of sharing, to inspire and give magic and pleasure to the lives of others, and that I only see the beauty that exists around me most of the time because of sharing it with like minded people.
So many potential friends and soul mates out there, all around the world. I know how much it means to me to have all of you to talk to and no-one can ever have too many friends.
Please would you, all my friends and soul mates out there, tell him what he would gain from writing his blog and what you would be interested in reading about him and his life.
This is my new blog to continue my journey with my Dales Ponies. It will also be the story of my building a new life for myself, alone now, except for my friends, horses and dogs, since my partner died in March 2009. We had lived and worked together, mostly twenty four hours a day, for nearly 28 years and I have never lived alone before. It is a tribute to my wonderful friends that I am still here, still sane(ish) and ready to re-invent myself. I love them all more than words can ever say and can never thank them enough for all they have done and are still doing. It is also a tribute to Alexandra Kurland and 'The Click That Teaches' that I know how to save myself now. To new beginnings.......