Autumn with Little Alf

Autumn with Little Alf


17 October 2018


fallen leaves & new books

Autumn with Little Alf

The leaves are falling of the trees in the fields as the windy weather begins to creep in and Alf loves it! Every day I hear him crunching the leaves he’s like my very own leaf sweeper. There is something about the slightly cooler crisp mornings that the horses love, I’m not really sure what it is but every time I walk down the fields they always have a spring in their step.

Alfie looks particularly woolly now as his winter coat has come through, he looks like a big bear and people often remark they could sit and cuddle him for hours his hair is so soft… or it is when he’s not rolling in the mud.

It’s taken me a few weeks to get back in to the office properly and sit down and write, we’ve been very full on with events, writing books and shop related things recently so haven’t had much time to for anything else but it feels good to be sat back behind my computer again with a mug of Yorkshire tea. I can see Alfie in the field as I type and he’s currently trying to play with Pepper who isn’t very amused by his behaviour.

It’s been 1 whole year since mine and Little Alf’s memoir was published ‘Little Alf – The true story of a pint sized pony who found his forever home’ which feels a bit strange, I can’t believe how time has flown, I remember publication date and having a large article in the Daily mail I was so chuffed, shortly after we became bestselling authors on Amazon and it took a few weeks for that to sink in. 1 year on we found ourselves back at the Horse of the year show at the start of October which was yet another brilliant event again, last year I launched me memoir their and this year returned with new books and a few new products. It’s always lovely to meet Little Alf fans and meet new ones as well but by the end of a long tiring week and 5 days book signing I couldn’t wait to get back home to the Yorkshire Dales. I was very happy to see the signs for the north as we drove by late Sunday night.

 I always miss the ponies when I’m away with work, there all very much part of the family so we lovely to be reunited with them on the Monday after.

Moving on to November me and Little Alf have a new book been launched, I’ve not revealed too much about it yet as final touches are still been made to the story but I can’t wait to see it published. We’ve not published a book like it in the past so I’m looking forward to seeing the response…

Since Halloween is just around the corner I’m going to try pumpkin picking this year it seems to be a new trendy thing so going to give it a whirl, although unfortunately I won’t be able to take Alfie along with me as I could see that being a recipe for disaster!

I hardly dare mention Christmas but it’s just around the corner and I’ve already been looking at what to get Alfie this year…