Monday, 31 August 2009
Well, the picture tells the story doesn't it? But not all of it!
We woke up late expecting the races to be cancelled in light of the dire forecast. But no- the announcement was positive. They were going ahead. After a quick turn around including swift picnic preparation, we set off to our friends' house for coffee. They have just moved beside the race course to a lovely cottage- and served homemade cake. I couldn't have any - I was very sour!
We set up camp afterwards at the race-course and miraculously the rain stayed away until the fifth race. We managed to sit outside at the car, and had a lovely time. All eight of us. Six adults and two teens. It was fun.
I had one reasonable winner but I wasn't on top form. Other half and teenager did better.
Just before the fifth race the heavens suddenly opened. It was a spectacular display of water, followed by a spectacular display of mud and stuck cars. We managed to get out ok.
I have just made a homemade chicken curry for the boys. I had a piece of plain cod. I am having to be hyper careful. I am still in some pain. It is very tedious. But folks- I am feeling a lot more cheery compared to yesterday.
If Newcastle United beat Leicester tonight, that will be boost too.
Hope everyone who had a bank holiday today had a fun ( and dry) one.