Grand National Day, that is.
I love the National. It is THE race of the year (I live in Liverpool, so I have to say that. I've never been but, if I possibly can, I watch it and really get very emotional about it. Expect me to be in tears at 4.30 when we know who has won and find out the story this year. There is always a story; the one bought in error, the one named for a sister or mother, the one injured and ridden by a recovering jockey, the story the romance, the very feeling that this is our race!
So this afternoon I am not at Aintree (again) and I am not even at my Mum's. I am at home, and having an ideal afternoon. My daughter is just not stopping talking, my hook is busy rippling and I have my form guide in front of me, a cup of tea brewing and Tunnock's Tea cakes to enjoy.
My choices; Monbeg Dude, Vintage Star
Mr AJ's; Hawkes Point, Wayward Prince
DP; Swing Bill, Walk On (my other choice if i was allowed 3)
JW; Battle Group, The Rainbow Hunter
The Princess; Teaforthree, Rose of the Moon.
We don't place money, we run a family sweepstake. Top horse from our choices wins £5, 2nd wins £3 and 3rd wins£2.