Sheep S**T, Snowdrops and Shoes

A couple of days ago I let Hunter off his lead for the first time since we got him.  As he’s a bit deaf I have to catch his eye to get him to come to me, but there’s a field behind us that’s closed in and safe from the road, so I gave it a try.  I was delighted when he obeyed, but delight soon turned to disgust as I watched him eating sheep s**t .  I ran across the field to stop him but it was too late – urgh, nice!  On the up side he had a great time and promptly fell into a deep old man sleep when we got back!


In the past few weeks the woods have bloomed and are now awash with snowdrops, I’ve survived my hen dooo and the last minute plans for the wedding are taking shape.


With just a little over two weeks to go, I’m sure I should be more frantic than this…perhaps I’ve forgotten something vital.

The wedding tasks are checked off with military precision: Seating plan…check; Flowers…check;  Wedding shoes…check.  And a brief note to self – wear them round the house to break them in.


Only joking – those aren’t my shoes…well, they are, but not my wedding ones!

I did have one small diva moment which, fortunately, no one witnessed.  I was short of a couple of sets of beads for decoration, so I ordered them on line.  When they arrived they were 3 mm larger than the rest.  3mm!!!  Oh, I was tottering on the edge I can tell you.  It lasted for about thirty seconds, then I widened back and realized how damn silly I was being.

So far, that’s been the only wobble, and to be honest I think I was just feeling a little overwhelmed by it all.  It happens in life – we get so caught up in the details that we forget why we’re doing something in the first place.  It’s not that the details aren’t important, after all it’s the detail that makes up the bigger picture.  But if you lose yourself in the minutia at the expense of the goal, small things can appear much more important than they actually are.


Often all it needs is a step back, a deep breath and have a gentle word to yourself…whether it’s raising kids, running a business, writing a book, cooking a meal, decorating a house or…planning a wedding.

One last thing – as this will be my last blog as a single lass – any tops tips for getting the most out of the day for Jonathan and I?



5 Responses to Sheep S**T, Snowdrops and Shoes

  • Chrissie Michaels says:

    Wishing you a perfect day, just drink in all in and enjoy! Best wishes to you both.
    Lots of love
    Chrissie xx

    Ps, dogs, in my experience, love sheep s**t and it has no harmful side effects usually! Xx

  • Teri says:

    Well honey the projecet management is done so just go with the flow and hopefully the next blog will say ‘I didn’t nothing but enjoy the wonderful day with my gorgeous husband’.

    Have a perfect day and savour every moment xxx

  • vicki conroy says:

    I hope the day is perfect for you, and I wish you both a future of health, harmony and happiness. Life is what you make it, and if it is filled with love as yours is, every moment will be a joy to be savoured and a memory to be looked back on with pleasure. Much love xxx

  • Lesley says:

    Love the blog! My tip would be savour and enjoy every single part of the day from waking up to going to sleep – you will wonder how the most perfect day in your life can be over so quickly. Oh and second tip – practice the “you may kiss the bride” kiss – everyone will be watching! Actually it doesn’t matter at all but you’ll have fun doing it! Xx

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About me

Allison Agius lives in the North East of England with her husband.  They have five children between them. 

When she’s not working or writing she spends her time riding her Honda Hornet (in the summer), running (in the summer) and eating chocolate!