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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"


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:10

Do you mean last competition or last Olympics? One of the commentators said she'd be at the London Horse Show at Olympia, but he didn't know if Valegro would make the next Olympics at the age of 18.


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:16

Hurray for Charlotte Dujardin and Allegro - another Gold for GB!


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:12

Hurray for Charlotte and Valegro!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 14:03

Rain is forecast, Joyce  I so wanted rain, but not on the day of my BBQ!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 13:09

Greengage tree bed

Upper middle bed


End bed, getting a bit tatty, but still has colour.

Lady Emma Hamilton in a pot is flowering again.

Camera Talk

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 11:54

That sounds idyllic, Joyce. We are about 3 hours from the sea.

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