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Another clear, bright morning

Monday, 20 September 2010



Walking across the bottom of the Limekilns

''Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.'' 



Crossing the Bury Road onto Railway Land

Another clear, bright morning and everybody is in good form after the weekend's winner. A nice walk and a trot down to Railway Land was on first lot's agenda with second and third lot on Long and Warren Hill. The Heath is in the best condition of the whole year with the grass being green and lush; it was a pleasure to be out this morning and we are so lucky to work in such a fabulous place.


Akula (Ashley)

Theola responded well to the first time visor and Jimmy Quinn remains unbeaten on her. She really quickened, when asked and if the ground remains on the fast side and she gets into the race she will, definitely, have a chance in the Cesarewitch in about a month's time. Dazinski ran well for a long way and was given a good ride by Pat but he, blatantly, failed to stay the final two furlongs and will be campaigned back at 1 mile 6 furlongs to 2 miles from now onwards. Locum ran a sound race at Catterick to be second, where he was suited by the ground and Ashley gave him a sensible ride but it helps when there is plenty of pace on. 


Second lot sets of up Long Hill grass with Newmarket in the background

The Owls failed to win at Plymouth and we must start winning these matches, if we are not going to fade into oblivion. According to Phil and Ian, the referee wants to buy himself a new watch, as he played far too much extra time and let Sunderland equalize with the last kick of the match.
We had a great day on Sunday, when we visited the Bedfordshire Steam and Country Fayre, courtesy of the Marriott family, who are steam enthusiasts. I would recommend a visit to anybody and, I am told, they have a big one in Dorset and also one at Pickering in Yorkshire. The dedication and enjoyment that the owners get from their machines is a pleasure to see, there are literally hundreds of machines all doing different things - absolutely amazing!  


MHT and Angie with Rebecca Marriott at the fayre



These magnificent Shire horses, demonstrating their ploughing skills



Astrovenus (Wajid), Dulcie (Holly) and Kathleen Frances (Steve)