January 2004

Well it seems that I start off like this on every entry, but it really was a quiet month, (workwise that is).

Christmas was great, a real family affair, with lots of presents, good food, good wine and the chance to catch up with old friends.

Boxing Day was even better, I was invited to Utoxeter racecourse as a guest of a horse trainer, he had a horse running that day, which had travelled a long way in its box, but was expected to win.

When the betting opened, the nag was 7/1 (about 5th favourite), so we had a good punt on it and the horse romped home. RESULT!!

Not only that, but the King George was also on that day at Cheltenham, and I had a tenner each way on “Edreddon Bleu”, this also won at 25/1, so I left the race course a very happy chappy, with pockets bulging of notes – Ave It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whilst I was there I met an old friend from years gone by, whom I had worked with in 1998, some of you may know her as she played Cathy in EMMERDALE for about 10 years.

I never knew Malandra was a horsey or betting person, but there you go, and to top it all she looked fantastic in all her tartan and red !!

I am starting to get itchy feet now, and really want to get back to work, I so hope 2004, brings me lots of interviews and stacks of work, we shall see!

As always, take special care

John xxx