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22nd May 2021

Plus 8 and drizzling when driving in...

We are steadily heading towards that May wet record.. We are now on 123mm of rain this month at Thorndale.

Too wet to mow yesterday. Paddling only on lawns..Worcester last night was very soft..Better weather on the way next week?

David Bass was in this morning to ride out.

Paul Martin and Cathy Traynor were here to see their KBRS horses Percy Veering, Galante de Romay and Donnie Brasco

Gwen Meacham was here to see her KBRS horses Voyburg and Gerard Mentor

Iain and Angela Bell ere here to see their KBRS horses Lord Apparelli and Voyburg.

I went over to Martin Jones mid morning to see the horses I bought at Goffs Sales earlier in the week.

Strong views from Sir Mark Prescott on why the Derby has lost it shine..

Japanese doctors wisdom.. ideal for the weekend..

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?

A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that's it... Don't waste time on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; its like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Fruit very good. Brandy distilled wine, that means they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Grain good too Bottoms up!

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can't think of one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad?

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

Todays non virus video nasty..