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29th November 2019

Plus 1 and dry when driving in

I have not been the biggest fan of Taunton but after my visit yesterday I might well be changing my mind.

Perhaps it was the weather as it was not raining and almost felt spring like. The home crowd were friendly and there was a very welcoming atmosphere..

It probably helped that both of my runners ran well. Fubar was second which as you know I hate.. it was still a very encouraging run..

I am still waiting for Quentin Bevan’s horse to win so that I can be asked what Fubar means.

Miss Gemstone was just out of the placing and ran a good 5th having jumped well and showed that she loves her racing..

We ran both horses ran because the ground was described as good to soft. David Bass came back in saying that Taunton’s ground was the best he had ridden on for some weeks..

Black Friday.. welcome to the USA..

Cherry Jones and Ros Weaver were here second lot to see their horse Inca Rose while Norman Carter was also here to see his horse Diamond Gait and his KBRP horse Voyburgh.

We have just the one runner today at Newbury. Sadlemor heads there and for my thoughts please click here.

As we have only one runner and it is in the first Mrs B is coming racing.

Poor Clare has a bad case of cabin fever as she cannot drive and is totally reliant on others.. me..or her mother Cilla.. Last night we visited Sainsbury’s.. Not something I do often ..

So if you see Clare at Newbury please don’t bump into her as she is in a neck brace and will be for a few more months yet.. it is 3 months this Sunday since her accident.

A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved 3 year-old grandson.  It's obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, cookies in the cookies aisle and for fruit, cereal and pop in the other aisles.  
Meanwhile, grandfather is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice,  "Easy, William, we won't be long... Easy, boy." 

Another outburst and she hears the grandfather calmly say, "its okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here.  Hang in there, boy."   
At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the basket, and grandfather says again in a controlled voice,  "William, William, relax  buddy, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes; stay cool, William.
Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car.  She said to the elderly gentleman, "It's none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don't know how you did it.  That whole time, you  kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay.  William is very lucky to  have you as his grandpa."

"Thanks, lady," said the grandfather, "but I'm William .  The little b****'s name is Kevin."