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Posted: 17/08/2016 at 09:44

Morning all.

Beautiful quilt Yvie.

You can't be an Olympic watcher, Bushman, or the telly would have been sorted by now.

Sky is grey but still no rain.

I will have to cheer for the French now the English team are out of the Showjumping. Never know how Bosti gets round with his arms and legs flapping all over the place. You'd think it would put his horse off.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 22:02

Dew-drops, I'm sorry to hear your news too and sending more hugs.

Nighties all. Hope I sleep, 27° in the bedroom.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 20:56

33° today. A storm tried to happen this evening and failed, a few rumbles and some clouds, no rain. Need rain badly, lawn is brown. Just don't want it to rain on Saturday, my Charity BBQ.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 20:44

I loved Carl's test too. I was so hoping he'd get a medal after all he's done for the GB team. I've now found I can get Horse and Country now that OH has a free card, funny that when he had a paying one I couldn't get it.

Disappointing about the Show Jumping results. John Whitaker getting 23 faults! I didn't see Nick Skelton's horse fault at the water even on replay. 3 riders eliminated for excessive use of spurs (not GB), disgraceful, you'd think they'd know better at this level. No GB in tomorrow's competition


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 13:19

My pool repair man has closed down. Another is too busy, another will get back with an estimate. Meanwhile OH has bought Araldite to cover the crack. Went to the DIY place, then went to 2 pool places, one doesn't do sand filters uses another method and the other was closed for lunch by the time we got there at midday. Couldn't find it at first as it's moved about 3kms away and the road was closed.

It's now 33° and the pool is full of dead insects.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 09:02

Lovely plums, Chicky. I never get any, the birds and hornets get them.

Oh dear, I sound a bit of a moaner this morning. Shoulder is playing up.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 09:00

Morning all. Warm already but forecast says storms will be coming.

Here in Dordogne there are a lot of private swimming pools, you see them when flying into Bergerac airport! I have one. Sometimes I wish I didn't. Earlier this year the water went dark green, took over a month to get it right. It was OK when the grandchildren were here, having spent a fortune treating the wretched thing and vacuuming it. Now its ancient sand filter has sprung a leak. I haven't even swum in it yet. Will have to replace the filter, more expense. I suppose part of the trouble is the pool is very old, every year something seems to go wrong.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 08:50

There's such a limited time a horse can be in the Olympics and it needs some years of training before they start. When a horse is 9 or 10 they call it young. Valegro is 14, but by the next Olympics it's old at 18. I don't really know much about Valegro but he seems such a nice natured horse too and he and Charlotte have a true partnership.

Dressage isn't really unnatural, my old Archie, who recently died aged 28, mostly Arab breed, didn't enjoy dressage - he loved going out exploring the countryside. But when he was playing in the paddock he could look like a dressage horse and do movements like passage for the sheer fun of it. He used to play hide and seek with my daughter around the trees. But my Hannah, a Lusitano, liked dressage and hated riding out, found it frightening. When she did ridden extended trot in the sand school she seemed so proud of herself, I could almost feel her smiling!

Camera Talk

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:15

That looks quite dramatic though, Lesley.


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:13

FG, I've just read an article that said they were already engaged and she was already wearing the ring, but he wore a T shirt saying "Marry Me" and she said "he's such a banana because he's already asked me"

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