Sunday, 15 April 2018

We had our first sunny day yesterday for what seems like months... Both the meetings we were supposed to be running horses at were cancelled (Mollington and Guilsborough) because of the wet ground, so we went on a 'bus man's' holiday to Herefordshire to watch the North Ledbury point to point at Hereford racecourse. It was rather nice watching the races without feeling sick with nerves and although there weren't many runners it was very good racing, and we couldn't believe how good the ground was.
As it was Doug's Birthday the following day we stayed in a lovely Bed and Breakfast in Bromyard (Buckenhill Manor) and went for an evening meal in Bishops Frome. The locals were incredibly friendly and we ended up being joined by a few of them, and having a seriously good night.
Today we went walking in the Herefordshire countryside and on the way back stopped for a lovely Sunday roast in the Cotswolds.
It was raining again today but the forecast is reasonably good for the rest of the week so fingers crossed we will have some decent racing ground next weekend.