Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? ~ Charlton Heston

Well here I am - Canada at Say Yes - AMAZING, really can't believe it right now - it is all a little surreal to say the least.

Hoping that I will come home even more energised and excited and relaxed - after all we are staying at Susan's and she has a therapy pool - luxury.

Hoping that you are all having a fantastic week.



Thankyou to all of the people that are helping with my guys - you are just FAB xx

Saturday, 19 March 2011

"My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy." Shakespeare

Dare I say it - I think lots of us here are feeling a little contented, we must take a moment to enjoy that feeling. Clients are feeling happy, I am having some really positive feedback and some great ideas from customers, show season is nearing and we are planning for Suasns trip to the UK as well as our trip to Canada. The dogs are looking good and some in particular are going to have a great show season, I can just feel it :) Well done you guys - I am sure you will reap the rewards, you have worked hard all Winter!

A few gorgeous soundtracks to the last week or so - one of them won't stop playing in my head - skinny love :):) Love it - too gorgeous.

Here in Devon I would say I have had the most enjoyable 6months of my life - probably partly due to us finding Bowerland, it was a rollercoaster journey, and thankyou to all of those people who helped us along the way, I will not forget your input. But I also feel that there are times in life where you really recognise change in yourself as a person and a professional in your field.

For me the things that have changed in my life both since the move amongst other things are -
- Living more conciously
- Self acceptance and realising what you are about
- Self responsibility (to a degree I still rely a whole lot on a few very hard working people :)
- Living purposefully
- Personal integrity

The move, great support networks and an amazing 6months have allowed a huge amount of development here. We are working towards the idea of our own Summer camp here, another possible holiday let after all we do have the PP, the small barn being moved over to the school and a bit of an upgrade to the school. The future - we are ever hopeful.

Today I am more than grateful for inspirational people, great support networks and a great group of people to work with today - after all it is the people you work with who make it :)

Lauren x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly - Lauren Bacall

I always imagined that Susan would teach here for us, however I really did think it was pie in the sky, and really not something that would ever happen but hey pigs really do fly - SUSAN is coming to the UK, to Devon!!

We feel incredibly lucky, the DD people are over the moon and chomipng at the bit and we are getting huge numbers of enquiries from outside clubs too. It is full on numbers pretty much, we now just need to select who is coming for working/spectator spots and operate a waiting list.

The most exciting thing is that Susan will be bringing her own dogs and using them to demo and teach. It will be a very exciting week and I do hope that you can come!

On another note it is suddenly Spring here at Bowerlands, a little early but it is heaven. I have added a few photos of Fiji and Coast, both happy in the sunshine. The school is a godsend and the grounds are starting to look really pretty.

Wishing you all a great week,

Lauren xx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

I was looking back over the last year and I am thankful for so many things. However I am also aware that we are lucky, all of us, to be able to enjoy time. All of my friends who read the blog have time, time for life, their dogs and their families and friends to one degree or another and today I feel really thankful.

I have had a great day, with the company of my friends, family, dogs and more. I was reading back over some old material and it reminded me of an agility friend, one who is sadly no longer with us now but whom I am thankful I knew.

Gary Woodham died very recently from cancer, it came as a real shock to me that someone so young could die so quickly. He was always kind, friendly and had something great to say, I love people like this. We are not blessed with their company for long enough.

So today is a day to be thankful. I am pleased with how everything is, I hope we all have learnt from our mistakes both past and present and am looking forward to tomorrow, we are lucky to be enjoying the Spring - life is a gift, we must value every moment.

"The past is history. The future is a mystery and this moment is
a gift. That is why this moment is called "the present"

I am currently preparing for Canada and can't wait for the opportunity to explore a new place :)

Thankyou Gary - it was a pleasure knowing you.

Lauren xxxx