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21st September 2015

Plus 11 and raining when driving in.

What a weekend for Gloucestershire Cricket.

Gloucester won the Royal London ODI final against Surrey in the most unlikely circumstances at Lords on Saturday. Surrey gave away the game when it looked all over..There were great celebrations..

Yes it was sporting weekend to savour. Andy Murray led team GB to the finals of the Davis Cup where they will now play Belgium. The last time we made it to the finals was in 1978.

The Rugby World Cup really has taken off and what about Japan beating South Africa..

Keith Ellis (Abbreviate) asked me to Chelsea on Saturday which I had to turn down for the cricket; anyway Keith should be happy as Chelsea beat Arsenal.

Yesterday morning we were worked and jumped Twelve Roses and Such A Legend with Jason Maguire and David Bass doing the riding.  Jason and I then went over to Chris King’s to jump Mollys A Diva and Charbel work and jump around his indoor school. I watched in wonder. Please click here to watch the video of the horses schooling.

Newmarkets Open Day looked to be a resounding success and Godolphin opened their gates for the first time..2500 people poured through Moulton Paddocks to see the stunning 1200 acre setup.

Nicky Henderson had an open day yesterday.. Plenty of fire power there..

Jumping Prospects has arrived on my desk. John Morris has been around loads of trainers and winkled out their thoughts for the coming season.. Interesting and a must read

Jockey Robbie Dunne was in for a couple of lots this morning

A couple of weeks ago I listed a few thoughts about how most of our generation were Home Schooled in many ways. Here are few more home truths..

My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out..."

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"

My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home."

My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it from your father- when you get home!"

My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes they are going to get stuck that way."