Thursday, 19 April 2012

A day at the races...


Saturday, 7th April 2012

A fun filled family day at the races at Kempton racecourse... Myself, Duncan, Cameron, Hermione, Anneliese all set for some fun at the races, we also invited along bestie & his family but alas the lovely Claire was working & he thought baby Jamie would not be up for it, so we took along Jason & Ollie with us.

Ollie introduced my children to a new car game that he plays 'Counting Sticks' - basically what Ollie means is counting the supports to bridges over roads (see picture)

The above motorway image (supplied via the modern technologies of Google) has 3 sticks, the highest number of sticks that got counted on our trip was the M25 bridge over the M40 slip road with a whopping 18 sticks!!!

Now being Easter Saturday & a family fun day there was lots going on, FREE face painting, Peppa & George (from Peppa Pig), Horrible Histories, an old fashioned sweetie stall with candy floss machine, a colouring competition table & various other things for the kiddies... They were even handing out little Lindt gold bunnies to all the children all day too =)


A selection of pictures of Peppa & George.    

After meeting & greeting with Peppa & George, the adults grabbing a quick coffee & the children getting sweeties from the old fashioned sweet stall, we headed off from the club house down to the picnic area to have our lunch - it was rather chilly to say the least!

The first race was at 1:35 & off we went to place our bets, bestie tried his best to explain the 'placepot' which I got the gist of that it works sort of like an accumulator, our attempts at the 'placepot' failed abysmally as we dipped out at the start with the very first race!

There were 6 more races at Kempton that day, the 2:05, 2:40, 3:15, 3:45, 4:20 & 4:55... Not that I did very well with my pickings at all, but it's the thrill of the race & the fun & excitement I like best!

I did however get a winner in the 4:20 with Eastern Sun at 9/2 & bestie captured me taking my winnings off the legendary celebrity CH4 bookie, Barry Dennis!!!

Collecting my winnings!!!

What a great day it was, here are a few more pictures of the day...

Artistic Horses on display

Walking to the track & the pretty fountains

The 3:15

The 3:45

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