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The smell of the greasepaint… and old roses sing show tunes

This is my favourite photograph of this summer so far – it’s just so godamm blowsy. I’m off now to take some more shots for a few days.

As normal a service as one might expect round here resumes next month.

roses and tent

Boy with Tree

tree and boy

Man with tree and bin bag

tree and man

Dog as fashion accessory

Lest we forget, this is Essex.

Taken at the Village Green in September last year. I am not sure what the fate of this free festival is in the current climate.

For Re:form

Don’t know about you love, but I have gained some industrial injuries off of that badge machine. Still, it were educational were it not!

Next time, I’m wearing smaller badges for my eyes…

The key to the badge-making tent

Big Day

@ Ascot
@ Village Green, Chalkwell Park

I have to rush off and organise the latter. Now. I hope I can catch the races on i-player later. It would normally be the QEII Stakes that tickled my fancy, but with the withdrawal of Canford Cliffs (just after they reported him “better than ever, a beast” – no stud hype there then) I suppose we will leave it to the French horse Makfi. Or Rip Van Winkle – who at 11/4 seems quite big. I also had a little look at Hearts of Fire (ew 14s).

More interesting is the Fillies Mile with Theyskens Theory, White Moonstone and Date with Destiny. The latter hasn’t shown quite enough yet to be a main contender and you wouldn’t be wanting to split the first two, so maybe a combination forecast kind of race as it’s a Saturday.

Anyway I’ll be scribing in the songwriting for kids tent and perhaps catching Carleen Anderson later if we (the kids) can last that long.

Bernadini: Theyskens Theory's pa