studyin’ by a window-pane

Theres nothing particular to write about today. I could write a post about something pointless or complain about something thats been irritating me, but instead i’m reading, taking notes and over thinking things. Nothing is happening today. I’m not working out or going to work. Today i’ll sit at my kitchen table and study hooves, then i’ll probably read something or watch my beloved ghosty programs on television with Basil.

My body is physically exhausted right now and i can barely venture further than the living room. I’m proud i didn’t stay in bed all day even if i feel i need to — one adult point for me! Currently on my brain is how i’ll incorporate more “expat” posts into this blog and more lifestyle related things, but being a very private person it starts getting a bit tough, like getting blood from a mountain. So far i feel its mostly just the ramblings of a crazy person but i’m still finding my “niche” … i’m still trying to find what it is that i can contribute.

And so, i must leave you to my books. Happy Monday and have a great week.
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hooves n’ hammers

I’m not sure how many of you have been following my instagram stories and posts, probably not too many of you — however! That being said, i will fill you in. Recently i’ve decided to try my hand at a new trade but an old thought. My grandfather was a blackmith and my father IS a blacksmith. Having always toyed with the thought of doing the same thing i finally took the plunge. Theres nothing better than spending a day doing proper hard graft to feel like you’ve accomplished something. I’ve done theatre thing, the boat thing and so forth — i’ll keep mixin’ it up because thats what i’m all about! Now i want to add being a farrier to my repertoire; smithing and working with horses, sounds like bliss to me. I want to do something i love doing everyday — something that wont always feel like work and where i don’t necessarily have to answer to anyone but myself. In life, for me, the most important thing is feeling free and like i’m in charge of where i’m going & what i’m doing.
A desk job will never do that for me.
I want to be out there under the sun, the rain or rolling through a heavy swell.

About two weeks ago i was lucky enough to actually shadow a farrier for the day, ask questions and see if it was something i think i’d even enjoy. I didn’t get around to making a blog post because i was super busy around that time. But now that things are finally moving along and i have a few hours to do nothing this evening i wanted to share it all with you.

Next week i’ll be working hands-on with said farrier and I physically can’t wait. Im nervous but thats understandable. New things are big, scary and sometimes a little uncomfortable. Nevertheless i think it’ll be a great day i’m sure and i’ll get my foot in the door.

On a side note this has finally given me the proverbial kick up the kisser to start getting my driving license. A kick i’ve needed since i was 18, many many moons ago.. Right now i’m cycling 6 miles to work which i don’t mind all that — i’m a pretty dedicated individual, however as a farrier that just wont do.

Equipment

New Shoes and Pads

Valor

Valor Hooves