Mr Darley’s Arabian*

Finally make it to the gym this morning, sporting my new Onzie black crushed velvet bell pants. Do Leg Press, Chest Press, Leg Extension, Leg Curl, Pulley and Arm Extension.

Here is gym outfit:

Take the train to parentals and then have lunch and a sleep.

Have just started reading Mr Darley’s Arabian, which is a history of racing in twenty five horses, starting with the arrival of the Darley Arabian and following twenty four horses descended from him. It’s jolly good and would make a nice present for the horse lover or racing enthusiast in your life, although as with anything about racing – all of human life is here: from stable boys to princes and from prostitutes to queens. Definitely read this if you get a chance, it’s wonderful:

Will do a gift guide in a later post maybe. Or maybe won’t. Let’s see…

Am at the parentals and Mum wants me to have a bath so had better do that. It’s ever so dark at 5.36pm. Maybe will take my fluffy in the bathroom with me for some company: he’s just sleeping in brother’s room I think…

Happy Wednesday everyone!

*2016. By Christopher McGrath. Book about the Darley Arabian and twenty four of his descendants, forming a history of thoroughbred racing.

7 comments

  1. L. Rorschach · December 8

    Would a 9 year old girl like that book? Considering giving it to my daughter for Christmas. She loves horses.

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    • waternymph88 · December 8

      It’s an adult book really…xxx

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      • L. Rorschach · December 8

        I figured but thought I’d double-check. 🙂

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      • waternymph88 · December 9

        Does she have ‘My Friend Flicka’ , ‘Thunderhead’ and ‘The Green Grass Of Wyoming’ by Mary O’Hara? The hero at the start is a ten year old boy starting to train his first horse, so exactly age appropriate and wonderful books if she hasn’t read them yet…xxx

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      • L. Rorschach · December 9

        Oooo, thanks for the recommendations! She doesn’t have any of those. I’ll look them up on Amazon. 🙂

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      • waternymph88 · December 9

        Just checked and Flicka first published 1941 but I loved them so if they have dated a bit the writing is strong enough that it shouldn’t matter…xxx

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      • L. Rorschach · December 9

        Classics are awesome! Which reminds me, I’ll need to get her The Yearling, too. 🙂

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