I had hoped to go away for the New Year.
I wanted to go back to Stowford Farm Meadow in Combe Martin Devon. I went there during the summer with my 2 daughters because they have riding stables there and we all wanted to go riding.
With us all being of a different standard it is difficult to find something appropriate for us all. The way they organized the riding was something I had not encountered before but it suited us as we could all ride together. It allowed the more experienced of my daughters to have a decent workout but at the same time my other daughter had the opportunity to safely practice the faster paces in a mannar similar to that when hacking.
Also there were some good places to exercise the dogs and places to socialize or just surf the net. All in all a good place for long winter nights.
As it transpired by the time I made the decision they no longer had any places. This was just as well as just after Christmas I developed first a sore throat then a streaming nose and finally a horrible cold. All I wanted to do was to stay curled up in bed.
Being in the van on a cold winter's night was the last place I wanted to be.