So the end of another jump season has come around again, it seems to have crept up so quickly this year. Choc managed 52 winners in the end which was superb considering the huge injury that set him back last year.
But no rest for the wicked, as it’s the start already of a new season and he is still busy busy busy .. He is at Punchestown today so up early and late back.
Easter this year was great fun: William, Sarah, Ed (her boyfriend) and I went on an adventure to Scotland to see great friends Johnnie and Jules and their three boys who live near Fort William in a small town called Salen. The journey was very long leaving Yorkshire at 8am and not arriving at our destination 'til 6pm that evening! I was so nervous before setting off thinking if William was unsettled it was going to be hell. But I’m pleased to say with a lot of visual stimulation and a fantastic nanny – or should I say Manny – in the back (thanks Ed), he was an absolute angel and slept or happily gurgled the whole way there and the whole way back.. Pheeewwww! Scotland is so beautiful, we had a fantastic time. The scenery and views are stunning that far up north, it was like being abroad. We will definitely be going again one day, although next time we might fly.
William and I meet up with my NTC group every week; it is so lovely meeting up with all the girls who all had our babies at the same time, amazingly we all had boys. So William has seven boyfriends already which makes me very happy. I have so many friends expecting babies this summer (eight altogether!), there is a definite baby boom going on at the moment. Pictured top: William is the baby on the left in the photo with his best freinds.
My older sister Charlie is due to have her baby this Monday; I am so excited about becoming an auntie. She lives up in Yorkshire so when he/she comes into the world we will all be heading up north again to meet William's new cousin. Not knowing what she is having makes it so much more exciting. Good luck Charlie Barlie with the birth, you will be amazing I know it.
It’s amazing how many things you miss going to when you have a baby at home, we missed the Lesters (Jockeys awards ceremony) again this year but I heard it was a huge success and great fun. Maybe next year we will finally get to go again. Warren Marston also had a retirement party in our local The Plough which went on until the early hours, Good luck to Warren in whatever he decides to do next.
I will write again soon in a few weeks. Hopefully with good news about a new baby in the family.