U Jim's lovely words - I too clearly remember Grand National Day two years ago - the wonderful Mark Kennedy helped us get through the weekend. He introduced you and Sophie to "gambling" - made us all bet on a horse and then watch the race, can't remember if we won or not!
Lots of love
Hi Jo Today is a special day in sport as its the Grand National, just in case this has passed you by!
I love Grand National Day and it has very fond memories(Mum and Dad loved it and i half wish I was on Henleaze Rd this morning in Billy Hills) for me over the years with a few wins, culminating in a visit to Aintree 2 years ago It's also a poignant day, as it was whilst at Aintree that we took a call from Mum to tell us Ella had been diagnosed with a tumour in her arm, which luckily for us was a call that came on the Saturday evening after we had been to the race course.
Anyway, today and for all Grand Nationals I will remember Ella more so than other days, and whilst I am around will always put £5 on Ella's Horse (am not sure if she ever put a bet on but hey ho!) I will always pick a horse that in some way has some significance to Ella and this year my choice is Lost Glory(no need for an explanation). It's a bit of an outsider with a bit of form, but not fancied by the pundits(66-1), but you never no. I will be placing £2.50 E/W so the bet will return, if Lost Glory comes in the first 4 places.
Naturally if Ella's Horse comes 1,2,3 or 4 the winnings will be donated to TCT For those family members betting today I fancy Seabass, the Housewives Favorite with Katie Walsh on board and looking to be the first woman to win the National. I like the horse, it pushed Neptune Collonges very close last year(although I was backing Neptune who won by a nose!) and just have this inkling that its Seasbass's year!
Will probably fall at the first! Anyway, if your watching the National then give a cheer for Lost Glory!