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From Horses to Courses

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From Horses to Courses For as far back as I can remember all the females in my family have been nurses. So I wasn't at all surprised when I walked into the kitchen after school and found nursing literature sprawled over the table instead of 'Good afternoon darling how did your CSE's go today' off my Mum. "I'm off out Mum," I shouted through the sitting room door (not wanting to get into a conversation about nursing yet again). "Take those leaflets with you, you can read them on the bus and tell me what you think when you get back, and don't be late because Irene and John are coming over for supper" she said as she walked past me and bundled all the leaflets into a carrier bag with a sandwich and drink. But supper wasn't till 8pm so off I went as usual to Red Row to see my horse Teeney. Teeney was my pride and joy she was a 15.2hh highland/thoroughbred dun in colour, gentle as a lamb with me but an evil witch with other horses. I used to love walking down the gravel drive towards her field and be welcomed by her deep whinny and thunder of hooves as she galloped over to great me. ...read more.

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My heart was in my mouth 'Lady' Milburn these people lived near Wooller I would die to get into their stables. Out of the arena came the winners. "Come on Teeney quick lets go get a job," I said excitedly holding her reigns a bit tighter to gee her up. "Good morning I understand you have vacancies at your stables for grooms how do I go about applying for the position?" I boldly said even though I was shaking inside with excitement. "Well, young lady. What do you have to offer my stables?" she said in a very haughty voice looking Teeney up and down. "I have two years of horse management experience and..." Lady Milburn interrupted me "a very well presented horse for her age. See Jack my head groom he shouldn't be long he'll tell you what I expect from my grooms and if you're still willing I'll see you soon." "I see you've met the dragon," said a voice from behind. I turned around to find the lad that helped me before. "Hello, are you Lady Millburn's head groom? I asked. "Well, I am for now" he replied sounding a bit disgruntled. ...read more.

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I can't remember much of my overnight stay, only the morning. My Auntie Irene picked me up from Barbara's and instead of going home we went to Alnwick, not one word was uttered on the journey. As we pulled up at the bus station my Aunt handed me an envelope. Inside was a card, 'good luck in your new job' then money fell out �500. I looked at her surprised. "You go for it, if its what your hearts set on, I know you'll do well. From here you can get a bus to Wooler. Don't worry about home, I'm sorry to say this but your parents have disowned you, there exact words were ' what daughter? She died alongside that horse of hers'. So chin up girl you've got a job to go to, and keep in touch." She said hugging me so tight. I smiled at her, this being the only emotion I could muster after yesterdays events. " Wooperton Hall please" I said as I boarded the bus. "Would that be a return?" asked the bus driver. "No, single please." I replied. "Claire, do you have a title for your personal essay yet?" asked the tutor. Oh no, everyone was looking at me; I looked down at some literature and one phrase jumped out at me. 'If I could turn back time,' I sighed. A Personal Essay 1 Claire Dean ...read more.

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