“MORE horses, Amber?” I hear you say. “What is this: ‘My Friend Flicka’ or something?”
(Fun fact: ‘Flicka’ was the name of my imaginary horse when I was a child.)
(Slightly disturbing fact: I had an imaginary horse when I was a child. Actually, I had an entire stable’s worth of them. I had this little green book, The Observer’s Book of Horses, which had a photo of pretty much every equine breed around, and I went through it, named all the horses, then pretended they all belonged to me. Anytime I had to walk somewhere, I’d pretend I was on one of my horses, until one day my gran, who’d been looking after me while my mum was at work, gently suggested to my parents that they should have a quiet word with me about it, because it was starting to get weird. Right enough, I WAS 21 at the time…)
(That was a joke, by the way. I was quite a bit younger than that. Still pretty weird, though.)
(This isn’t the direction I was planning to take this post in AT ALL, by the way…)
Anyway! It’s a bad day for me that doesn’t include one or two – or, in this case, three – horses. (One of them is just out of the shot. Don’t worry, I can count to three – just.) This was a particularly good day, not just because it was sunny, but because I also managed to be slightly more appropriately dressed than I was for my last equine encounter. I’ve had these trousers for a few years now: I love them, but I’ve worn them so often they’ve started to get to that stage where I’m afraid to wear them any more, just in case I wear them out completely, and then I won’t have them any more. That is, of course, crazy talk, because there’s no point in having a pair of trousers just to hang them in the closet, so I decided to bust them out on one of the rare days on which we actually left the house this week. DIY: ya gotta hate it. Love it, I mean. Love it.
Still, these cost me all of about £24 or something, so I guess I can say I’ve had my money’s worth when they do finally give up the ghost. I’d like to think there’s some life in the old pants yet, though…[separator type=”thin”]