Legends from our own lunchtimes

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Horses for courses

This weekend there is a Concourse for horse-drawn vehicles at the Chateau. It's a two day event and on Saturday night there is a big party with incredibly loud music, which, out of deference to travel-weary neighbours is turned off at midnight exactly, about four minutes before the cathedral bells, which are apparently running four minutes late, strike midnight.

Last night was the first time I have been woken by those bells, and I suspect, since I was awake during the applause as the band concluded it's last set and was certainly not awake prior to the bells, that I must have been asleep for precisely four minutes.

Today we thought we'd walk across and see what the fuss was about.

We'd have a bit of a rest first we thought, and maybe read a bit, and put a load or two through the wash, perhaps we should read a bit more, or maybe have a snooze.

By five we were in synch and ready to go, arriving just in time for the presentation of trophies, having cleverly avoided.

The chap who won the big cup seemed very pleased with himself, but actually it seemed as though a fun time was had by all.   We watched until they packed up the load speakers, just to be sure we would be having an earlier night.


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