I’ve been rather silent on the blogging front lately –
During mid-February I went down with what I term, the ‘flu bug from hell.’ It took me a month to recover from it, I not having been that ill for probably decades. Since October I have been in the process of purchasing a new property. What a long drawn-out, inefficient process! My own solicitor was brilliant but that can’t be said for the vendor’s solicitor or for a property management company involved. Finally during March, I handed over a large amout of money and the big day arrived and so I now reside in an urban environment – something I haven’t done for some 15 years, within the metropolis of Hastings and I’m really enjoying it! Seaside, gardening and when I find the time, new areas of countryside to explore.
The bout of illness brought about prematurely, my retirement, something I was intending to do when I moved. Having been involved with the ponies for some 17 years, the almost 24/7 responsibility was starting to become more and more a grind and I’m not getting any younger! I set up the Sussex Pony Grazing & Conservation Trust back in 2005 following my departure from the Sussex Downs Conservation Board. It’s so great not to have any responsibility for livestock! That said I am servant to my wonderful 3-legged cat who’s also having to get used to a more urban and, a more restricted life-style.
So returning to blogging… I’m not sure how it will evolve. I certainly want to get back to publicising and promoting environmental and wildlife issues but it’s likely there will be items from other fields. So, watch this space…