Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (33) Love at a Gallop (Part 04)

Hazel’s first days training at Larkspur was on the afternoon of the 1 st of June. She was so grateful to Lynne for recommending her, it was perfect for her as the distance between her front door and the stables at Larkspur was less than a mile.


I tripped a time ago to Köln And swore that there I broke a bone. Fickle fantasy there fled To far off land and daisies bred In wondrous place, And...

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (33) Love at a Gallop (Part 03)

Chris Harper was from a wealthy Tipton family in the north of the county whose business was making money, lots of money, and they didn’t care what they had to do to make more. His father wanted to put him in harness the moment he left University. But he turned his back on the family and the business he despised and instead of University he joined the army.

Twine Time and Suzie

Shotgun Shoot 'em 'fore he run, now Do the jerk, baby Do the jerk, now Yeah! Put on yo' high-heel shoes I said, we goin' down here An listen to 'em...

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (33) Love at a Gallop (Part 02)

Hazel was almost 29 years old and had thought by the time she reached that age she would have been starting a family or perhaps had already started one and maybe that might have happened had her husband not gambled everything away.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (33) Love at a Gallop (Part 01)

Copper Beech Farm is in the Dulcets, and the Dulcets consist of a collection of villages and hamlets such as Dulcet Meadow, Dulcet St Mary, Dulcet Green and Dulcet-on-Brooke to name but a few and After moving up to Copper Beech farm Lynda Radcliffe’s riding School went from strength to strength.

Mornington-By-Mere – (33) For the Love of Gardening (Part 08)

“We have had a report that you are using a vulnerable person as slave labour” Mrs Dunne stated “I can guess who that was” Jeanne said with disgust “my brother Danny” “I can’t divulge the name of the complainant” she said “Bloody nerve” George said “He was here demanding that I pay Zachary’s wages to him, and I refused which is why he’s made a complaint”

Mornington-By-Mere – (33) For the Love of Gardening (Part 07)

George and Jeanne made love for the first time after their second date which didn’t altogether go as planned, because at a crucial point in the preceding’s George’s bad leg suddenly cramped up and he fell out of bed.


Love washed over me Arriving at my feet,

Mornington-By-Mere – (33) For the Love of Gardening (Part 06)

Jeanne didn’t go with Zachary every day, she still had to work and if she was on nights then she would be sleeping during the day. Then there were days when she had housework to do or errands to run, shopping, paying bills etc. and those were the days George came to dislike intently.