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How I am getting through lock down

Updated: May 4

Lockdown can be incredibly stressful, going from work, to then being furloughed, losing your job or still working through this difficult time can be hard to adjust to. Not seeing your other half, friends or family for the foreseeable future is certainly not the easiest, but we have to all to follow the rules for the greater good.





Being able to go down to the yard and spend time with the other man in my life is keeping me sane for sure. The relaxing strolls around the fields is my new favourite place to just unwind that and my daily exercise when I am home with my family.








I have been trying to keep myself busy with spring cleaning, enjoying being back blog writing, trying to be a bit more creative to inspire me a bit more. One thing that really kicked this of was my entry into the Grand Prix Hobby Horse Test over on Dressage Anywhere. All profits are going to NHS charities. with my sisters help we managed to make over my childhood hobby horse into a mini Con.

If you wanted to have a go entries close the 30th April more info can be found here :

https://www.dressageanywhere.com/


As if that was not fun enough, I had the incredible opportunity to be on BBC Somerset Radio being interviewed about my test and my riding. If you wanted to have a listen click on my IGTV link below.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_QOVI3nvoq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


I have very much enjoyed writing some blog posts for companies to such as Ginger and Jardine, Cow and Cartridge and Beth Hicks if you wanted to have a little read, pop over to my guest blog posts for all the links.

https://www.gemeventing.com/post/guest-blogs


As we all have so much more time on our hands to do activities, we would not usually be able to do or have been putting off. I am excited to try to learn how to use my sewing machine, I’m not sure I’ll be ready for the great British sewing bee any time soon. I bet you can all guess what colour material I am using.



I have enjoyed watching Instagram lives, especially Equiboodle. They have been a real highlight to my day, I was lucky enough to be asked to feature on one of Viks lives which was huge honour. Learning how to invest my time to improve my own social media and different tips, flat lay ideas from the likes of Rachel Brag photography and Martha Lilly Photography. I have also signed up to Rhea Freeman's Small and Supercharge Extra group which has been a huge help to, I recommend doing so if you haven’t already.


I am very grateful for the power of the internet, keeping us all connected and helping us all feel closer together at this time, as well as people physically around me. Lets all keep doing what were doing following the rules to help the NHS and key workers fight this virus so we can get back to a new normal.


Hope you all are well? stay safe everyone.


Gem x

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