Sunday, August 12, 2007

Come on Rover, move your bloomin' arse!

(posted by Elizma)

Yep, you guessed it - we went to the races at Ascot yesterday. It was quite a learning curve in betting on the horses and so much fun.

There are many ways you can bet. Tania and I bet on the toteplacepool. That means you have to pick a horse to come either 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each of the 6 races of the day - there's different horses in each race. You also have to do this before the first race has started.

Well, we both got it right and I managed to turn my £16 into a whopping £280! Not bad for someone who didn't even know the name of ONE horse before we arrived there.

Don't worry, I'm in no danger of becoming a gambling addict, but it is such a good day out, and we'll definitely do it again.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Quick Update

(posted by Elizma)

I suddenly realised that it has been some time since we've updated our blog and I thought I'd just put something to show we're still alive and kicking...

My parents have now gone home after 10 good weeks with us. As you can see from the previous blogs, we had a great time of which the highlight was definitely our cruise through the Med.

Life's back to normal now and we're enjoying the hot weather immensely. Yesterday we went for breakfast with Leon's sister Tania and then we went on a scouting mission for next Saturday. I'll tell you more about it after next weekend as it's a suprise for someone - but one I'm looking forward to as well. It's something we've wanted to do for some time now - so watch this space!

Last night we went to play another game of Top Golf and I was well chuffed. I was top of the ladies leaderboard for the day. (Thanks to some tips from my Dad while they were over and quite a bit of luck!) Here's some proof. If you don't know what Top Golf is, read more about it here.