front end developer from lancashire

New layout again

I’ve made a new layout for my blog! It uses a full width background image (that should resize no matter what resolution you’re using) of Badlands National Park in South Dakota, which is a photo I took on our holiday last year.

I wanted to get the US National Park sign in somewhere but wherever I put it, it looked out of place. I might add it in somewhere else.

Hopefully having a new layout will motivate me to blog a little more! (I think I say this every time I change it..)

Horse riding!

I started horse riding lessons 6 weeks ago. I’ve always wanted to learn to ride and don’t know why I’ve never started sooner. I’m learning at a riding school just around the corner from where I live. I’m really, really enjoying it so far. The horses I’ve ridden so far don’t really want to listen to me, but apparently this is because I’m not being bossy enough. >_<

I’ve been learning the rising trot, which I think I’ve just about got the hang of. I’m having trouble with keeping my toes up/heels down – I’ll get them in the right place and then as soon as I start thinking about something else, they’ll be back facing the ground. I think I will eventually get the hang of it but it may take awhile!

Vince came with me last week and took a quick video of me trotting on Ginny. This is the first time I’ve been able to keep going for more than one lap…