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10th December 2019

Plus 4 and dry when driving ion.

It was freezing when arriving home from London a few hours ago.

Having caught the train up to London yesterday gave me time to meet up with my niece Patience Wootton for a celebratory drink and a catch up.. Patience was proudly showing off her engagement ring..

Dinner with Robert Fanshawe and his business mates was certainly interesting. Can you guess what was the main topic of conversation?

David Bass was in this morning.

We jumped Adjourned, Cresswell Legend, Dandy Dan, El Presente, First Flow, Fubar, Hes No Trouble, Hollymount Holly, Imperial Aura, Lots Of Luck, Minella Warrior, Mon Palois, Mr Grey Sky, Newtide, Pond Road, Prince Llywelyn, Rosmuc Relay, Sea Story, Subway Surf, Those Tiger Feet and What A Baloo.

Graham Potts our vet was in for his Tuesday visit

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap Charts were..Another Venture up 3 to 135, Drumreagh down 3 to 93, Robin The Raven down 2 to 139, Donnie Brasco entes at 114 and Shanacoole Prince enters at 127.

Harry Bailey was in touch over the weekend. The bush fires outside Sydney as you all know are really not good. The smog, if you can call it that is so bad the visibilty is poor and breathing the air is apparently like smoking 3 packets of 20 a day.

Really sorry to read that Nell Gifford has died. Nell set up the famous local Giffords Circus has been been fighting cancer for a while. She leaves a huge legacy in Gloucestershire life as virtaully anybody I know locally has visited Giffords Circus at some time in their lives.

Darkie Deacon has also died, but his life was a full one having spent his time working for Fulke Walwyn where he looked after the famous chaser The Dikler.

Jonathan Ratcliffe, son of David and Fran (KBRP owners of Vindication, Silver Kayf and Arthurs Sixpence) has just joined an illustrious group of 18 people ever to swim the 7 great oceans.. Jonathan is no 19 to have achieved this extraordinary feat by swimming the last leg.. The Cook Strait

Sorry but this one is awful..

Why did the blonde keep doing the backstroke?
She just had lunch and didn't want to swim on a full stomach.