Recently our 3 Exhuberant grandchildren (ages 14, 11 and 10) were Expected for a visit. I was very Excited.
They have plenty of Energy and Enthusiasm so Each day, quite Early, we took them out until Evening to Expend that Energy and hopefully Educate them along the way. They all had different appetites for Eating so a variety of meals was Essential. Being Elderly (in our 70's), we were glad to Escape to our bed at the End of the day.
We had Exceptional weather Every day, the time didn't seem Endless and we did not ExperienceExhaustion, (though it was close) Their behaviour was Exemplary. Eventually they left to return to their parents, our home felt Empty and I am Eagerly planningthe next visit.
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The derby did take place last week, the rain held off long enough and only started again during the last race. They managed to raise £1300 that night. (the previous week in better weather the total for the night was £1800). At the end of the six week season the total proceeds will be split between 3 local charities.
Each Tuesday for the 6 weeks of the school summer holidays husband Bob runs a Donkey Derby in aid of local charities. This is the 29th year and in all that time there have been very few occasions when the event has been called off due to bad weather.
Today has seen darkening skies and downpours of rain, in fact at one point it was a deluge and the streets were like rivers! However, a few minutes ago Bob set off to see if the event could take place this evening. Fingers crossed as it is very popular and raises approximately £1,500 each week which will be split between 3 local charities.
Here is a picture of some of the donkey runners enjoying a diet of hay for their dinner (lunch)!
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