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5th August 2017

Plus 12 and dry when driving in.

A Saturday morning with no jockeys or owners.....after tomorrow's Market Rasen card there is no jump fixture for 10 days. Jump racing closes down for its annual holidays so a time for jockeys and their agents to head off on a well earned family break..

Horses cantering.

Mo Farah brilliant again last night..An interesting day at the cricket yesterday..more needed from England.

Talking England..

Annabel England begged me to enter some photos in this years Countryfile Photo Competition.. I know they are not nearly good enough, but these were the ones I chose from what I have taken over the last 12 months.. Annabel chose the three to be sent in....

The Royal Border Bridge

The borders near Kelso from Hume Castle

Loch Hope. Moody picture with a boat in the middle.. My personal favourite

Castle Varrick.. 

The Cows on the banks of Loch Gruinart

The last two are here at Thorndale at different times of the year.


At a Car Dealership:"The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."

In a Veterinarian's waiting room:"Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"

At the Electric Company: "We would be delighted if you send in your payment. However, if you don't, you will be."

In a Restaurant window: "Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up."

In the front yard of a Funeral Home: "Drive carefully. We'll wait."

Cheltenahm radiator repair shop: "Best place in town to take a leak."

Sign on the back of a Septic Tank Truck: "Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises'

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday