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23rd May 2020
Plus 9 and dry when driving in. It had tried to rain overnight..
Bloody hell the wind blew yesterday.
Clare and I popped over to Sibford Ferris last night to see Lord Sibford's (John Perriss) and Penny's horses.. Lord Sibford is the affectionate nickname given to John by the jovial Cornelius L .... I have known CL for many years...impressive that he has his own Wikipedia page!
Social distancing around John's fields to see his horses Bobhopeornohope, Getaweapon, Hollymount Holly, Lady of the Night, Lots of Luck, Rocky's Treasure, Rosmuc Relay and Penny Perriss’s Wandrin Star.
We nearly got blown away, but it was a fun evening and good to see their horses looking so well.
Saturday morning and we had David Bass here... Who the bloody hell is he? No beard..
Martin Kiely's homebred Owbeg arrived over from Ireland..Back into training.
Oh no..I hear you say.. Not another poem..This I believe was supposedly written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara although repeated for the Spanish flu. Rumour has it ..not..
And people stayed at home
And read books
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.
Another Bank Holiday..So enjoy
I have just finished the book Churchill's Colonel.. By Charles Barne
Charles Barne found his grand fathers war diaries and transcribed them into a fascinating book..
The book is an extraordinary insight into his grandfathers life during WW2, from the desert war and on through the push through Italy.. - beautifully written, superb historical references and wonderful humour throughout. A privilege to read and a great testament to a very humble and brave generation.
I am off now..Have a great weekend... I will be back on Monday..
Before you go.. We have a new owner of the month.. Graham Lloyd..