[Ponies at the back door]

Ponies at the back door

[At Tamworth]

At Tamworth

[At Tamworth]

At Tamworth

[photograph] [photograph] [photograph] [Gold Fossicking Area]

Gold Fossicking Area

[Glitter in the river]

Glitter in the river

[Beautiful Uralla]

Beautiful Uralla


August 10, 2014

Last weekend I went to my first driving day at Tamworth Regional Horse drawn Club.

The weather was lovely, and we did a mini CDE consisting of dressage, cones and a 5km course with 5 obstacles. I was impressed with how well the day was run, it was 'share stewarding', which meant that in the morning half of us dove and the other half stewarded, then we swapped roles in the afternoon. A great way of doing things, it meant that everyone could have a turn at driving.

This was the first time ever that I had the ponies at my back door (literally), and I did not have to spend several additional hours driving to and from agistment to collect ponies and gear. I was grinning like an idiot all day thinking of the fact that I could drive straight home. I met a few old friends at the day and made a few new ones. I'm going to have to clip the ponies soon though, not looking forward to that at all.

On the job front I'm still unemployed. I did try a new job doing door to door sales for businesses, but found out that although I'm used to rejection on the phone, I am no good at face to face rejection. So back to job-hunting. I'm not going to be able to make my fortune from selling eggs, as everyone here has access to backyard layers.

Maybe I could become a gold fossicker ?

The local council has a Gold Fossicking area. I went for a look today on the way back from the tip (still cleaning up all the trash on the property), there was nobody there and it was eerily beautiful in a 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' kind of way. I might go back with a pan, there is lots of glittery stuff in the river but I guess if it is real gold the place won't be deserted on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Posted by Amanda on August 10, 2014 06:04 PM