April, 2010

Duck House

We’re finally back in blighty after a sidestep into the US. Our last days in Jamaica were more of the same - sun sea sand and swimming pools. We then had a day in Boston. We went whale watching, and we got lucky as we came across four humpback whales operating as [...]

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Robinson Crusoe

The days become weeks, the weeks become months. I sit here, stranded on my desert island with only the 4 kids, wife, mother-in-law and staff of the Half Moon for company…
Well I’d rather be at home but it’s not so bad. We’ve decided to make this an ‘improvement week’ and we’ve given everyone [...]

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Strange Times

Strange times. I got up early on thursday and checked my Blackberry. There was a note from Mick alerting me to the news of the volcanic cloud - I read the story on the BBC web site. Further up was an email from BA confirming that our flight was cancelled.
I woke Jane [...]

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Days of reckoning

I got my timings wrong on my last blog - I only have one runner today and the big day is tomorrow. The one today is a good one though - Morana goes in the Craven.
It’s a big ask to win a race like this and I’m not putting him up for a bet, [...]

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Big Day

A winner yesterday with Peintre D’Argent getting home in the last at Wolver. It isn’t Ascot but a win’s a win and the syndicate had some money down. We missed the big prices preferring not to back early - it was disappointing to see the price collapse from 10-1 to an opening [...]

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Foghorn

I’m in Jamaica at the moment having done a runner with the family for half term. We’re staying in a villa in the Half Moon resort - old colonial feel, a bit dated but spacious and peaceful.
One thing that’s taken a little getting used to is the fact that the villa has a small [...]

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