Merry Christmas to you all! Here’s my If Wishes Were Horses festive quiz: count the health and safety horrors committed by “Little Miss Fearless” in this short Pathé video from
I’ve spent most of 2015 slogging away to finish book two, The Age of the Horse, which will be out at the end of August. More exciting news to follow on this severely neglected blog.
All best wishes
*Thanks to YouTube commenter Antarch for pointing this out.
Beauty in the eye of the beholders: an artist creates a horse that grows more real as more people watch it (Wired)
Zoos specialise in rare animals. But unicorns? Really? (Cheezburger)
The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Ebony Horse Club in Brixton, South London (Sky News)
For Halloween, a pair of truly twisted bakers present the Devil Horse Cake (Awesomer)
A horse owner in Bavaria was startled to find a drunken man asleep on her horse one morning. The horse looks like it could care less – proof positive that horses have long since accepted that humans are very very odd indeed (The Local)
(Your Halloween photo shows one of the guardians of the Taoist underworld, photographed at Dongyue Temple, Beijing. Apologies for the layout today – me and the iPad WordPress app. do not see eye to eye)
I’m always collecting material on white horses for a book that may never happen, so here’s another. A trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman, a forthcoming all-glossy, all-action fairy tale starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. I don’t know about you, but I’m always delighted when I find a spare horse lying around on a beach.