Hey, Welcome to 2021! Here are 10 interesting facts about me that I thought you would like to know.

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Introduction

I thought now would be a good a time as any to re-introduce myself. I do try to keep my ABOUT PAGE on the website up-to-date, but just in case you haven’t seen that yet, here are some extra fun facts about me.

So, if you don’t know me personally, my name is Clair. I’m married and have two children. We live in a small village called Enville, which is on the border of South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and The Black Country.

Both my husband and I were born and bred in Dudley, a Black Country town, but we moved out to the countryside for a better lifestyle when the children were very young. A decision we have never regretted.

We currently have three dogs: Envie, Bella and Lincoln and two cats: Tommy and Felix. I used to own a thoroughbred gelding called Olly, but sadly I had to re-home him last year.

So, before I go off on a tangent, here are the 10 interesting facts about me:

1) Love Food

I LOVE food, especially Chinese food. Probably one reason why I’ve never been a skinny Minnie. We try to have a take away most weeks (as a treat and a reward for working so hard) and if it were left up to me I would have Chinese noodles and King prawns every week.

2) Started Riding

I first learnt to ride ponies when I was 8 years old, when a school friend (Victoria, who I still see today) took me to see her pony after school one evening. The rest they say is history. I finally bought my own horse when I was 30yrs, sadly it seems, I’m not meant to be an owner, as I have had to re home him.

3) Variety of Jobs

I originally worked my way up the corporate ladder from an office junior at 16yrs old to a manager (22yrs later), but over the years I have also had a variety of other occupations including: a Nightclub Dancer, a Foreign Travel Rep and a Beauty Therapist.

4) At 21 Years Old…

I met my husband when I was 21, and he was 32, totally by chance. I was visiting family in the UK before planning to go back abroad to work. We married five years later and then welcomed our first child, our daughter, the year after the wedding.

5) Cat Breeder

I used to be a Siamese Cat Breeder. We had a lilac point girl called Razzle Dazzle and a Blue Tabby Point called Tia Maria. Our GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy) prefix name was ‘RIVONE’.

6) Favourite Time Of Year

My favourite time of the year is Spring time when all the land and nature is awake. I love to see the snowdrops pop up in the garden and watch the lambs prancing about their mother’s feet.

7) Leather Work

Basic Leatherwork

I first became interested in leather work when I attended a beginners workshop. I decided at 35yrs old to retrain and become a Qualified Saddler. Five years later that become a reality.

8) QEST Scholar

I was awarded a QEST scholarship at the end of 2020 which will aid me to undertake 1:1 advanced bridle techniques training with a Master Saddler as well as sit various bridle and bit fitting courses. I hope to write about my journey.

9) Business Owner

I have had several businesses in my short lifetime and I don’t feel finished yet. I was just 18 years old when I started a dance wear company, then I had an online jewellery company, a handmade paper art company, a beauty salon and now The Lady Saddler.

10) Bachelor Degree

Clair's BA Hons Graduation Day

At 30, whilst being a wife and a mom to two small children, working full time and juggling two horses, I successfully completed a Bachelors degree in Business Management with the University of Essex, gaining a 2:1.

Phew….

Phew! There you have it. 10 interesting facts all about me.

I hope you enjoyed reading all these random facts about me. Life is never boring that’s for sure.

So, until next time. Take care and stay safe. Clair xxx


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