Sam jumped up on Shining Shire this morning, the ground work had been done beautifully by the previous owner. He will be bought along in his own time, he looks precious enough to crack on with, judging by his attitude he will move along plenty quick enough.
I spent a large part of my day at Brain and Partners, I had a horse needing a hobdayed and was booked in for 12 noon. I arrived early 11.30. The first fatal error I made was booking the horse in with the man himself. Message to self - book all horses in with Katie in future. Ben kindly graced us with his presence around 1.30 p.m. by which time the queue was getting longer and I was getting shuffled further and further back down the line. You may think such a successful practice would have a well equipped waiting room for their clients with ATR and RUK. Not a bit of it. Should you want a seat, (naturally, you would having to wait such a long time) a filthy dirty sofa is available as long as you don’t have an allergy to dogs, cats or chickens. I sneaked off to his newly built palace thinking I could relax and watch the test match for the next 4 or 5 hours. I noticed some very smart sports car parked in the heated garages. The television in his lordships sitting room is the size of most peoples dining room table and a degree is electronics is required to turn the thing on. Having identified the correct remote control, 6 were on offer, Katie did manage to turn it on. We discovered that he is too mean to pay for Sky but one of the 6 sets of controls runs his bath. The kettle isn’t normal either. If I could have made it boil it wouldn’t have mattered as Ben only drinks loose tea and I wouldn’t know how to make tea using it, coffee is considered common. On opening a cupboard looking for breakfast, lunch and possibly supper so many shelves presented themselves on slides with an array of the finest organic food money can buy. I couldn’t have lived with the guilt of eating any of it. Before temptation became too great I pressed a button and the cupboard put itself to bed. I finally managed to leave with a hobdayed horse around 4.30 p.m. tired and very hungry. Message to self – use the neighbouring practice next time.