Think we’d better gloss over this morning’s cricket. What happened? Over confidence?
Wales had a great win yesterday which will mean Ian and Luigi will be very happy today but the Scottish contingent will feel robbed. England, however, bounced back with extra verve with their 41-18 win over Italy. Keep it up lads!
The Australian Open still going apace with Thiem, last year’s runner up, being taken out in straight sets by Dimitrov. Looks like Djokovic is still playing and will be on later.
Looking considerably closer to home, I came across a plea for the Park Lane Stables in Teddington from the St Margaret’s e-newsletter.
Are any of you familiar with the stables? Have you used them or know anyone who has?
They are looking to raise £1 million to avoid the stables being sold by the landlord in May when the lease comes up for renewal. The stables provide learning and training for Riding for the Disabled as well as others and ride in Bushy Park.
We attended the equestrian events at the London Paralympics and I spent most of the time with tears coursing down my cheeks. The insight and confidence of the trainers to let someone with almost no mobility on the ground be put on the back of a horse and taught to ride is absolutely unbelievable. The faith they have in each person and of course the horse is mind blowing. For some of the events we were not allowed to applause as the horse and rider needed complete silence. We could only wave. You could hear a pin drop. Even from a distance you could see the beaming smile on the faces of the riders as they completed all the tasks. It was extremely humbling
If you feel you can help out with a small donation towards their cause, take a look on here https://www.parklanestables.co.uk/
There’s all the information about the stables and what they are trying to achieve.