Sunday, 14 September 2008
Short and sweet .... the Bouncers finally end their 5th, 5th, Last, racing streak !
Saturday - (weather typically Flyball!)-
Bouncers - (Diesel/Flik/Jabba/Milly/Muttley/Sharon)
Place - 1st !!!! (23.02)
I can't believe how many wild parakeets there were in the trees by the racing... their sqwarks drove the dogs mad !
Today was that competition day, and also the final ever show that the pair will enter together.
However, getting a 1st in "First Ridden" and "Pony Club Pony" at a local show in Berkshire is one thing ... its another thing getting a 1st up against the best pony's from around the South UK!.
Over all they came 8th out of 12 in First Ridden and last out of 11 in Pony Club Pony.
But you have to remember Bumble was a riding school reject, and brought to teach Jade how to ride stubborn and lazy ponys.... and also by being calmer Bumble is very safe... the last thing we wanted (and still don't want) is a head strong, forward going "fizzy" Pony.
So in that respect Bumble has excelled in every way, and she and Jade have won many rosettes and trophies.... it's little wonder we got approached by someone to take her off our hands (on loan for her young daughter, who have already got a 1st in lead reign jumping!).
Now it's team Tizzy and Jade ... they have started jump training, and as we head into 2009 Jade will stop gymnastics and step up her training during the winter .... then they will hit the show scene in force starting in the spring.
I am absolutely positive they will qualify for Chiltern & Thames again (just look at Tizzy jumping further down this blog !) ... and this time i'm sure they will place in the top half of the entries (I wont go so far to say top... I have seen some very very good (read "expensive") ponys !).
Saturday, 13 September 2008
I'm pretty impressed at what my little phone can do...
But sending pictures to Blogger and Facebook; surfing the net and streaming internet radio runs up a HUGE data bill each month (!).
Then I found this from O2
£20 a month gives me:
600 minutes talk time (mobile & land line)
1000 texts / MMS
Unlimited web browsing / download / upload
Discounted international phone and txt rates
Free voice mail
And there is no tie in, you can end it when ever you like.
So far this month I have saved £18 over what my old Virgin bill would have been.
Plus I get a better phone reception (it even works in Sainsburys!).
All in all... well chuffed, the deal runs out at the end of September .... if you have an unlocked phone / no contract you cant find a better deal (I know.. I looked !).
Friday, 5 September 2008
As you know i'm a big fan of the soon to be extinct Pandora radio website.
Even though it is banned in the UK (due to music royalty issues) I still connect using an IP blocker (Hotspot shield is very good).
Latest song that Pandora has turned me on to...
Kerli, links to Youtube
Lets hope Pandora finds a cash injection soon, or relief from new crippling royalty payment demands from the RIAA.
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