Thank goodness for the 'World of Sport' !

27 June 2016

I’m sure that most of you are still in shock over the result of the referendum. The extent of the damage will be clearer over the days and months to come, and on a personal note hopefully the affect it will have on my children’s futures won’t be a drastic as it feels right now. And hopefully it won’t affect myself and Alpine, and the rest of you too seriously in the years to come. Time will tell!

As life goes on the girls have just had a big weekend of sport. Gill has injured her back again and pulled out of the mixed-double’s final but did put on a back-brace to contest the ladies double’s final at Merrow. She shouldn’t have been playing but she and her partner put up a good fight before losing 8-6 in a tie-break in the third set. Well done Gill! Katie gave me a fright at her riding lesson as she was thrown from her horse in an extremely violent manner. She went over-the-top and hung upside-down for what seemed an age before completing a somersault and landing flat on her back. (I’ve posted a photo of her on her horse twenty-minutes before she was bucked off and I think you can see trouble brewing in the horse’s eyes, although I don’t know anything about horses!) Katie bounced right back up and mounted the horse as if nothing ever happened, and I guess that confirms that she’s in this ‘horse-game’ for the long-term! Meanwhile, Millie played in an inter-Club Stableford Competition at Surbiton and after a tough front nine scored 22 points on the back nine. Blimey Millie, well done!

As Northern Ireland and Ireland bowed out of the Euros after proud and very competitive performances that thrilled their home nations hopefully England can beat Iceland tonight and join Wales in the last eight. And bravo to the English rugby team and their supporters who had some welcome distraction with their brilliant result down-under! Stay tuned!

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