June 25th, 2014
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Horses are good for the soul. 

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June 17th, 2014
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And then, of course, there was Sunday. Glorious, glorious stay-forever-Sunday. I was the *only* person up at the barn, so instead of riding, I just hung out with the horses (like the crazy horse person I am). 

My favourite horse, Buddy, was so pleased to see a human me, he came trotting when I called his name! He is such a people-loving horse, and if I won a lot of money I would buy him instantly. He literally will hug you by wrapping his head around you, and then just hang out there. So sweet. 

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June 8th, 2014
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Two days, same place, one happy girl!

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June 6th, 2014
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A splendid day off, if I do say so myself 😊👏 #lizclairerides #americansaddlebred

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June 2nd, 2014
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Oh hay there, me again (see what I did there? me so funny). I know, I know, y’all are tired of seeing horse photos each and every weekend, but look at me posting away anyways…

I actually decided today I was going to make a horse book, so I can actually develop some of the horse photos I take each and every week, but that is neither here nor there. Today’s ride was ah-mazing. The weather continued on in all its glory, and my sister and I (as our mom watched Lily), galivanted around the meadows. Up and down. Down and Up. Over bridges. And into fields.

The horse I ride most of the time is called Bud, and I am this.certain he actually knows me… although, this may all be in my head. He’s so sweet, and loves humans (he always tries to hug me), and his mane gives me hair envy (#fact).

So yup. Another Sunday. Another gorgeous day for the books blog.

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May 25th, 2014
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I spent nearly six hours today at the barn, and all I can say is… best, day, ever! I rode three different horses, took a million and one photos of the gorgeous colours, and got my tan on as I literally hung out with Bud in the fields.

Stay forever Sunday, please n’ thanks👌👍👏

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May 5th, 2014
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~ Sunday Funday ~

Hey Dream Team (that’s you), I’m just popping in to say that as I sit at my work desk, on this Monday evening, I’m still dreamin’ about all the pretty horses gallivanting around yesterday. No really, check out my Instagram (Username: LizClaire_) for a pret-ty cool video of them galloping and bucking and, well, let’s just say it’s Horses Gone Wild. 

I didn’t actually ride yesterday, but rather we had a clinic up at the good, old barn.  I won’t bore you non-horse people with the details of it all, but it was super cool, as there was a demonstration where a woman rode/jumped without a bridle. Ah-mazing.

Anywho. I am planning on a going for a run this evening, but then again, my couch is calling my name. Fine, fine, I must gallop free on the city streets like the horses. Very well then. I will report back after said gallop canter trot. 

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April 27th, 2014
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~ Sunday Funday ~

My love for him these creatures knows no bounds, it’s timeless and endless. He They enrich my life in more ways than I can ever express in words. 

(Ha! The above was totally some cheesy love quote a friend posted on her Facebook, but y’know, it works here too. Riding today was phenomenal. And… oh hi there summer, we’re ready for you.

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April 3rd, 2014
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~ Sunday Funday ~

I did a lot of driving over the weekend. And I realized how much I miss driving. It’s such quality alone time, and I get to play music really loud.  and cruise along in my automobile (yesssss, in my mom’s van, shhhh, minor detail). For the first time in my life, I really (REALLY) want to buy a car (notably for horse riding, and to visit my niece!), but as my finances won’t allow for it right now, I may sign up for Zip-car, or one of those car services. Anyone have a tip? Suggestion? Experience good/bad with one?

ANYWHO, cars are not the point of this post, but rather olden-day-cars; horses. Sunday afternoon I zoomed to the barn to have a lesson with my instructor. Considering I haven’t ridden in a few weeks, it was an awesome lesson, especially because…. I AM LEARNING TO GET A HORSE TO LAY DOWN. It’s really, really, REALLY, cool and I am probably more excited about this than any of you, but yes, whatever, believe it, remember it.

The day was warm and sunny out (Aussie friends, don’t let the snow fool  you!), and I took a bajillion carrots out to the horses in the fields, which I really love to do. I just stand in the middle, and they will walk up to me, and I let them chomp on their treats. Quality horse time right there.

Sunday evening involved me falling asleep at 8pm, because, well, yes. Busy busy busy weekend, but it was really the best.

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February 18th, 2014
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My First LONG Weekend (Well, in a while!)

Family Day long weekend was… ah-mazing. A brief recap, because, well, sleeping > blogging. 

  • Every year since I’ve started this blog I’ve written some epic, long “Valentines Day” post. This year I didn’t. And I didn’t because I just didn’t have any desire to. I know I joke a lot about being single forever with not even a cat in site (because I’m a dog person, yo), but truthfully, for whatever reason, through my the bitterness of all this, light has started to shine through, and I finally have a glimmer of hope for myself again. It’s nice. And it’s what saved me on Friday.  I ended up working late, then making myself dinner solo at home, watching House of Cards(!!!), and having a friend swing by with a coffee. It was delightful, and perfect. 
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  • Saturday was CrossFit - I already wrote about this, but heading back to CrossFit again has forced me to confront my weight gain, which I think is a good thing.  Something has to change. Something is going to change. 
  • Saturday evening I had a bunch of old (from highschool!) friends over. They are the best, and it was awesome to see them and catch up.  I fed them pizzas, and wine, and candy. We laughed a whole lot, and officially decided to bring the double finger guns back. Get on board. 
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    Sunday I went horse riding at le barn (surprise surprise). I thought my fingers would freeze off approximately 3.2 million times. That is not a lie.  But overall, it was awesome. I’ll bare ya the details, but TOOT TOOT (<— me tooting my own horn) I’m really good at riding, and had an awesome ride on Sunday.  For horse folks, I lunged a horse, while riding another horse. Yup. Think about that. Whoa. image

  • After riding I went to my parents abode as my brother was home for Reading Week (is that a thing in other countries? March Break for uni students? Anywho….). I pretty much binge watched the Olympics and Googled my way through it.  I can’t get over how some people even end up in these sports. For reals, who declares they’re going to enroll their child in the skeleton, or bobsled, or the luge? So crazy. 
  • Monday (today! today!) I went back to the barn, because, well, y’know. It wasn’t too cold so I went and hung out with some horses in the fields (yes, this is my life). Horses are seriously so amazing - they read your body language through and through. I also took some pretty photos which I like.image
  • And finally, this evening I went to my friend Emily’s to watch the drama-rama that is Juan, from The Bachelor.  She made the most divine meal, and I got to meat her new puppy, Rallie. She is the best (and by she I mean Em & Rallie). 
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I feel like nobody and their mother didn’t slightly cares about this weekend recap, but this was the fist week day I’ve had off since I started work, and needless to say it was so glorious having a three day break.  

Once upon a time I was the cliche gal, sitting at a desk, thinking “life has got to be about more than this,” and so (as you know) I quit my job and went traveling, but the thing is… from traveling and living in Australia and not having a 9 - 5 type job I came to realize how very wrong I was. This IS what life is about. The routine. The friends. The family. The breaks. The buying a new cushion and being stupidly happy at how it makes the room come together (really, it does). I am so thankful I’m home. I’m so lucky I have my job. And I am so thrilled that my random (to you) weekend filled my heart with so much joy. The end. 

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Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!



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