The cheerful thread

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Yvette

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 21 Nov 2012 08:28AM
Dry weather this morning!   Hurrah!

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 21 Nov 2012 10:45PM


(Picture is  of brown and white horse jumping for joy in a field)

This is lovely Angrove Rumbaba, Rummy,he's a racehorse and I lease a tiny share in him. You'll realise perhaps that most racehorses don't look like Rummy.

The BBC made a little feature about him and it was on the news programme Inside Out this week. Some of the other members of his syndicate are on the programme. I'm not, thankfully. I hate seeing myself on videos, etc.

If you fast-forward to 19 minutes 42 seconds into the programme you can see the piece on Rummy and his lovely owners Heather and Lev.  Prepare for a few happy tears if you are as soft as me.
Here's the link to the programme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nytn1/Inside_Out_North_East_and_Cumbria_19_11_2012/
"I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things".

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Yvette

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 22 Nov 2012 08:51AM
What a gorgeous horse.

AndMac

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 23 Nov 2012 12:37AM
Thank you Yvette! I thought you might like to see this too, Rummy jumping at his trainers.



Also, my favourite pic because I think it looks like a Rembrandt painting - this was  taken by his owner Heather this summer on the day we went to visit him. The lady holding him is Jinny, who looked after him on his holidays.  The young woman on the left is his usual jockey, Rebecca (Becky).

"I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things".

Dorothy Parker

Yvette

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 23 Nov 2012 08:17AM
It is like a Rembrant - what a wonderful photograph.  Does Heather have photographic training?

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 23 Nov 2012 03:36PM
What lovely pictures of Rummy  :-) >thumbsup<

Yvette

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 23 Nov 2012 09:24PM
I am feeling a lot better this evening than I was yesterday.  >biggrin<

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 23 Nov 2012 09:42PM
That's good Yvette  >thumbsup<
Be careful in what you wish for, God has a sense of humour

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 23 Nov 2012 09:59PM
We've had a whole day without rain  >magic< >happier<

Noisyworld

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 23 Nov 2012 10:43PM
Kizzy- is it a bit damp where you are then?  :-(

Sunshine- Thankyou for doing the extra editing, I know I have more to learn!

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 24 Nov 2012 02:11PM
Hi Noisyworld - yes, it's more than a tad moist here in Zummerzet!  Rain is back meaning business today, so waiting for further flood warnings.... but, as this is the Cheerful thread, I shall look on the bright side;  after all the wet stuff we've been having, there shouldn't be any hosepipe bans for the foreseeable future  ;-)

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 24 Nov 2012 03:02PM
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after all the wet stuff we've been having, there shouldn't be any hosepipe bans for the foreseeable future

I wouldn't bet on it.

Any way hope you have got your water wings ready and your wellies on.   >biggrin<
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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 24 Nov 2012 05:48PM
 >lol< 

Something else to be cheerful about:  I live on the second floor, so if my place floods, then there's really a problem  >biggrin<

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 26 Nov 2012 12:51AM
Kizzy- I wasn't sure where you were based, I do hope it doesn't reach your accomodation >yikes<

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Re: The cheerful thread

  • on: 26 Nov 2012 10:55AM