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Bree the Calf

I had an exciting Saturday afternoon when one of the cows in the field at the back of our house gave birth to a gorgeous calf!

I arrived just after she had been born (thankfully I think, as she had to be pulled out hooves first by the farmer with a bizarre contraption!). Paul, the farmer told us that she would stand up after about 20 minutes but after 2 hours she was still lying on the ground with only one attempt to get up. Paul came back later and with much cajoling and force she stood up Bambi-esque and wobbling a lot.

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Snow Patrol – Royal Albert Hall

On Wednesday 25th November I went to the Albert Hall to watch a mammoth 3 hour set by Snow Patrol. Firstly: what a venue – such an awesome place and made even better by our seats 3 rows from the front! It was a simple set, but it worked. Gary was incredibly charismatic and he completely engaged with the crowd. And what a voice – in the words of Strictly’s CRH – AMAZING!

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My father-in-law Tom is taking part in the ARC Atlantic Rally, see intro to race details below: This annual transatlantic rally starting each November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has now become the most popular way to cross the Atlantic. The largest transocean sailing event in the world, every year the ARC brings together

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