Just back from the 16th Century

Just back from the 16th Century

Italy is my favourite European country Since the 16thcentury a very particular competition has taken place between Italian towns. It’s the Palio of the Balestra (Crossbow) For the past 50 years an additional event has taken place the parade of the Sbandieratori, (flag...

Household cavalry on TV

Did you happen to see the lovely programme on TV about the household cavalry? I was very amused to see the horse riding training episode, where several of the youngsters had enormous difficulty getting onto their horses. Some also fell off as soon as they were asked...

Not so very surprising!

At the Royal Windsor Horse show last week I met a number of old friends, which was not surprising. ‘Horsey people’ gathered together in a common interest like that – it stands to reason doesn’t it? And it’s very much part of what I love...

Spring has sprung!

Spring has arrived in our garden and the daffodils are almost over, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! I thought you might like to see something that’s not a horse, so here’s a lovely pot of daffodils and tulips bursting forth in harmony on...