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1st May 2019
Plus 6 and dry when driving in.
May is my favourite month. The world goes green and by that I mean the trees and fields.. A great colour..
Punchestown Festival has started and with a bang and rain.
Willie Mullins trained Un De Sceaux an 11 year old marvel. How good it was to see him win their Champion Chase, for the second year running. A hugely popular win.
No jockeys in this morning..Ed Cookson was in for one lot.
We worked a few..but most cantered
Jump racing on holiday this week but we have been taking horses out and away for their holidays.
The fields in Andoversford, where we holiday many, are now filling up with happy campers and yesterday Leigh Pollard was delivering horses back to the Dulverton’s and Perriss’s for their holidays.
Our stables are being emptied of straw and the steam cleaning starts.
All our stables are cleaned out, disinfected and then painted.
All the horse rungs go off to be cleaned and repaired and all the duvet we used during the winter months get thrown away..New ones for next winter.
Last night Clare and I had a tour of Jason Maguire's stables, paddocks and his whole set up. Impressive.. equally impressive was Lauren's BBQ skills..Jason has great grazing if anybody is looking for some.
A woman's 40th birthday
A man asked his wife what she'd like for her 40th birthday. "I'd love to be six again," she replied.
On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park.
What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear, everything there was! Wow!
Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down. Right to a McDonald's they went, where her husband ordered her a Happy Meal along with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake.
Then, it was off to a movie - the latest Disney and what a fabulous adventure!
Finally, she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed.
He leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being six again?" One eye opened.
She replied, "You idiot, I meant my dress size."
Moral of the story : Even if the man pays full attention to what a woman says, he would still get it wrong.
Happy birthday or rather it would have been to my Father.. Miss him