Monday, November 17, 2008

Horses


Most Saturdays we go to visit Trev's mum in her nursing home and on those Saturdays we watch horse racing on her TV (It is Newmarket). We are now almost experts on matters equine and maybe we will earn a living becoming the new Dick Francis. When we have made a fortune obviously we will have to buy a horse with the many millions of pounds we make. What amuses us is to imagine the name of the horse. In the UK a horse's name can have 18 characters but if it is all 18 characters there can't be any spaces. There are some very silly names out there. We have toyed with the idea of calling our future horse A Whisker so then the rider who came second to our horse could say they were beaten by a whisker. Similary we could call it by a nose or a short head. However our favourite choice is Neck and Neck Thus giving the commentator the chance to say it's Neck and Neck neck and neck with Red Rum........
Better get writing that novel!

2 comments:

Helen said...

As Nic is riding race horses for a living she can give you lots of authentic background and realistic dialogue for the minor characters, as well as lots or true to life horse type stuff, and of course lots of silly names. However we would like a cut of the millions and lots of holidays in the Caribbean island when you make your fortune.

Jill said...

I'd call mine Meissen.