Author Archives: Dystonia Girl

About Dystonia Girl

Horse rider who loves to blog and do lots of other things too. Lives with, but is not defined by, a rare neurological condition called Dystonia.

The Second World War

I’m quite interested in military history, as I find understanding the conflicts of the past helps unlock the motivations of the present. Add to this, a love of maps and strategy and I’ve suddenly turned into an armchair general. ┬áThe … Continue reading

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Fabulous Falmouth

This week Team DG are in Falmouth. As usual, the rain’s coming down, but frankly, who cares? It’s good to be here. Two months on from a (hopefully) successful heart operation and about to start a new job, there’s a … Continue reading

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Purple Means Death

By Aurelia Ray MEDITERRANEAN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT Sea Life Journal (Phoenicia) “My name’s Valentine and I’m a Venus Comb Murex. That’s my picture that you can see there. Pretty good, huh? I’m part of a big family of sea snails that … Continue reading

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Some years ago, I used to work in London and, as I lived on the South Coast, I spent a lot of time on trains. Which was very annoying. On the plus side, it did mean that I had a … Continue reading

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Well, having looked at my blog, I see I haven’t written a sausage, a bean or even a word since 2015. This is not good, but boy, a lot of water has flown under the bridge since then. It looks … Continue reading

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Horse Ownership

Horse ownership. This topic pops up like unwanted dandelions in a pristine lawn – frequently, persistently and, like the dandelions, resists all strategies to eradicate it. Brutal put downs on the grounds of cost viability have no effect. Zero purchasing … Continue reading

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Wild Parenting

As any parent knows, the worst thing you can say to a child is “If you do X, I will buy Y”, because at some point you have to make good on your promises. Having indulged in this mad behaviour, … Continue reading

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