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7th August 2023

Plus 10 and dry when driving in.

Simon and Lucy Sherwood would have loved the word dry on Saturday!

Holding a wedding at your home is the perfect way to marry off your daughter.. The hours of work that goes into making the garden look stunning, and planning and placing a marquee to make sure all vistas are at their best and then the weather gods have their say!

Rain in biblical proportions as soon as we left the church.. Of course we are British and probably used to being prepared, but it is not something you really need.. Suffice to say that the Bride (Anna) looked stunning and everybody laughed and enjoyed a wonderful wedding.. bugger the weather!

Talking weather Gods. Goodwood had to call their biggest day of the week off on Saturday after three races. Those races that did take place looked more like a jump meeting at Ffos Las in February than Glorious Goodwood.

Lauren Hawkins organised a staff night out at Brewdog in Cheltenham on Saturday night.

Carlisle is another to today..

Monday morning and Jump racing has started a two week break from activities. Jockeys and trainers alike now have an opportunity to break the leave and head off… somewhere.

Haydock Racecourse has a new clerk of the course. Daniel Cooper takes over from Kirkland Tellwright. Kirkland heads into retirement and it is well known that Haydock is probably the most difficult racecourse to be clerk at.. Daniel is the ideal man for the job....

MacAndrews was visiting his Irish cousin, O'Bannon.

While there he decided to do a bit of fishing.

As he sat there on afternoon, his cousin walked by.

"What are ye doing?" asked O'Bannon.

"Fishin'," said MacAndrews.

"Caught anything?" "Ach, nae a bite," "What are ye usin' fer bait?" "Worms" "Let me see it," said O'Bannon.

MacAndrews lifted the line from the water and handed it to his cousin.

O'Bannon took out his flask of potcheen and dipped the worm in it.

He handed it back to MacAndrews, who cast his line once more.

As soon as the worm hit the water, his rod bent over double, the line screaming out.

"Have ye got a bite?" asked O'Bannon.

"No!" shouted MacAndrews, fighting with the rod, "The worm's got a salmon by the throat!"