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8th July 2024

Plus 7 and dry when driving in.

That was a very wet weekend. A further 17mm of rain from Friday night... 37mm over the last few days!

City Of Troy not that impressive in the Eclipse but he won. It was wet there too, ground wise.

England lost the first Test against The All Blacks.. Titanic battle and unlucky.

England beat Switzerland to go through to the Semi finals of the Euros.. I watched the first half while peddling my static bike... after 20 minutes I was so bored I turned over to watch a film on Netflix!

Cameron Norrie, Harriet Dart and Emma Raducanu all out of Wimbledon, so sadly no Brits left in the singles.

The British Grand Prix was a wet race and a good race to watch. Lewis Hamilton won the race and it was the 9th time that he has won the British Grand Prix.

Yesterday one the countries newest MP's held a drinks party across the valley from here..Rupert Lowe, Reforms member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth

Norman Carter celebrated his birthday at his home in Winchcombe..Norman and Zoe put on a fine party with a great local band from Cheltenham.. Dancing away the afternoon..

France in a fine mess..

22 horses returned to the yard this morning. Great to have noise back in the barns again.

I am heading to Lambourn late morning to attend the celebation of 60 years of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

“I got a package in the post last week, and on it it said, ‘Please don’t bend.’ So how was I supposed to pick it up?” Lee Mack, from Hit the Road Mack (DVD)

“A cement mixer has collided with a prison van. Motorists are asked to look out for 16 hardened criminals.”Ronnie Corbett, from The Two Ronnies (DVD)