Monday, 22 March 2010

Gone to the dogs

On Saturday night Pete and I took a trip to the local dog track in Henlow. I had been promising to go for over 2 years!

Henlow dogs is a typical local track, with both new and old buildings and some portacabins. They have tried hard to make it work by diversifying and therefore dozens of people were enjoying a nice meal as the races happened - complete with betting at the table. Apart from the nice people in the restaurant, several hundred people had turned out to cheer on a Greyhound or two. It did occur to me that a good proportion of Greyhounds were not grey - what's all that about then?!

Many years ago, I went to the dogs in Canterbury with my friend Sonny quite a few times and last night brought back some good memories. My "skill" at picking the winner has not improved and I was nowhere near to making a profit at the end of the night. But that's wasn't the point, it was just a fun evening. I would have loved a beer, but I have promised to abstain from alcohol until after my first 10k race on the first Saturday in April.

The dog track was on the kitchen list and so I can tick that off now. As mentioned before, the list will be amended over time, but currently has the following entries:

  • Visit the local comedy club
  • Go to the dog track DONE
  • Cycle into London
  • Watch the local non-league football team
  • Visit Pete's Uncle and Aunt in Oakham DONE
  • Go to both local theatres
  • Have more dinner parties
  • Arrange the next poker night
  • Go on a photo treasure hunt in London

So the week ahead sees a trip to Edinburgh for a team meeting and hopefully the conclusion of some stressful work that I have been enduring since January.

Have a fine week y'all.

And I almost forgot... the garage wall I built is not painted and just waiting for a door!