A 2020 Round up

December 31st, 2020 by Leah Grange
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Well 2020, where the hell do we start?
In so many ways this year for me has been great, i’ve actually still managed to achieve some goals that i set out to despite the big C word (not Christmas). Coronavirus has taken over everything this year I don’t need to tell you that but I realised quite early on I needed to change my mindset if I was to survive.


That exactly what this year has been about for me, getting from one day to the next with my mental health still vaguely in tact. Colin has been my lifeline, throughout all the lockdown and tier situations one thing that has been consistent is the Colly pony. We are so lucky to have animals and the great outdoors to keep us grounded. Being realistic apart form not being able to see Sam for a little bit and not seeing my family as often as I would have like my life didn’t change that much. I survived.

What went well?

Despite being Locked in our houses for the majority of there year I still managed to achieve some of my goals that I set out. I managed to get Cols out to a show. Not just one show but FIVE. Now we won’t discuss the 51% test too much but just getting him to that point in August was huge for me. He was well enough and ready to go out and disgrace us πŸ˜‚ That in itself was AMAZING.

I managed to see my family before Christmas, even if it was only for two hours and to drop off gifts and run. I told them how much I loved them and I make sure of that every day. If i’ve learnt anything from 2020 it’s letting someone know how much you love them can make a huge difference. So my advice? Tell the people you love, shout it from the rooftops if you have to.

I was that girl who quit the job. Now that decision for me didn’t come easy, I loved my job and I loved my friends that I worked with. The place itself wasn’t the nest environment to be working in and it was just 125 miles away from everything that was good in my life. I definitely stepped away at the exit right time. Oh and I still qualified as a REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE πŸ™ŒπŸ» I have been working on this qualification for 5 years. For one reason or another

Looking forwards

So as I head into 2021 with my trousers a little tighter, my chins more than doubled but my heart more full of love than ever. I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who has read my blog, been my shoulder to cry on and has supported me through this crazy journey with Cols and the bumpy ride that has been 2020. I hope I have remained 100% authentically me and that’s what I plan to continue on doing. Being myself, being kind and despite the world falling apart sharing love and joy.

Here’s some pictures of our year. Enjoy and happy new year. Love always Leah and Colin x


New Years day hacks and family time.


Interview and shoot with Vittoria Panizzon


The floods of 2020


Leah & Colin
Lockdown helped me spend more time with my horse than ever before and find my love for social media again. And Colin had his tooth removed. P.S you can’t sit with us 😏


My lockdown 30th Birthday and being reunited with Sam ❀️


Cross county schooling, I cried at the end because I was so happy.


Cols lockdown diet transformation was revealed. He went on holiday to Somerset and never came back.


Very first arena hire


Returned to the scene of the crime and a huge improvement in scores.


Saw me leave my job. Oh i will miss foaling season 2021.


I made my way back behind the camera


Christmas a little different.

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