I am a very lucky person. I live in a beautiful area,the New Forest,have a happy home that I share with my wife and two felines. More,much more than this I travel many highways,to interesting places and meeting interesting people.Carp diem.
Life to 28th November 2020
Wednesday was one of those days full of promise. Good weather, a chance to ride on one of our horses across the New Forest and a genuinely relaxing day. A promise that was soon to be broken by a loose rock and a hole but more of that later.
Life to 21st November 2020
In comedy timing is everything. Get it right and the audience will be rolling in the aisles. Get it wrong and that could spell the end of a career.
Life to 9th November 2020
As late as Saturday morning here in the UK there were indicators about the result of the US Presidential election, but nothing confirmed. One UK news service gave Joe Biden 254 electoral college votes and the incumbent 214. It still could have gone either way. Then during the mid- afternoon news was coming out that Joe Biden had effectively become the President Elect when Pennsylvania was called for him by the American news networks putting him over the 270 college votes required to win the election.
From my desk 6th November 2020
Last week a picture of Nigel Farrage appeared on various social media platforms. Nothing unusual about that as the man thrives on publicity, of any sort. This one picture showed him in Washington DC proudly displaying a betting slip purporting to confirm he had placed $10,000 of his children’s inheritance on Donald Trump to win a second term at odds of 15/8. As I am writing this on Friday evening (6th November 2020) that bet is not looking too good.
Omar's Diary October 2020
"Up and at the office both forenoon and afternoon, very long" Samuel Pepys 1st October 1664 I know how he felt as Man Servant and I sat down to prepare the diary.
Life to 23rd October 2020
To say it has been a bit of week so far would be a gross understatement. Last Thursday, 15th October, one of our horses (Benney caricatured in the header picture) came into the yard with a cut on one of his fetlocks and was lame. Then on Saturday Bryn came in with a fresh cut on one of his fetlocks and lame. We cleaned him up and kept him in overnight. By now Benney had been stable kept for three nights to give the wound a chance to heal. It was getting better. On Sunday morning we pulled Bryn out to be groomed. Poor old lad, he could only walk on three legs.
Travels of a War Bride
INTRODUCTION There were approximately 48,000 British women who fell in love with and married service men from around the world during and after World War II. All of them have their own deeply personal stories. Some were both happy and some tragic. None of those 48,000 stories could have been more deeply personal than the story of my own parents which, fortunately in my case, turned out very happy.
Omar's Diary for July 2020
A most difficult and stressful month Thursday 9th July 2020 Man Servant made himself very busy in the garage this morning. There was much bumping, thumping and grunting as he moved things around trying to create some space and order. I was rather hoping he was arranging it so that the “red thing” could be put away at night rather than being left on the driveway.