Well it wasn’t the most exciting of days, I spent my time stuck inside a dark, albeit rather large envelope…thankfully Sara (trendybraincell) eventually appeared after her day at work to free me from the confinement.
After my uneventful arrival we had an early start Thursday morning to go and see to the Welsh Cob before we left for work. When we arrived at Sara’s work we had a long list of things to do, so I quickly got my hands stuck in to help. We did Mash, vegetables, 2 soups, a shepherds pie, and a few other things, but frankly it turns out I’m a bit of a master baker…my scones were amazing (if I do say so myself). Although it was a bit of a challenge getting to ingredients into the mixer, since they weighed more than me!! By the time we finished and got down to the stables, it was getting a little bit late, so I didn’t get to ride the Welsh Cob but Sara did promise me that she would let me sit on him before I left.
Oh dear…I found out today that Sara can be a bit forgetful!! She’d forgotten to pick her keys up before we left in the morning for the stables, so we ended up scaling the gates which are topped with barbed wire 😮 Let me tell you trying to climb over gates & barbed wire at 6 am is not a wise idea, at least we didn’t fall in the ditch on the way out like she did last time she forgot her keys!
I think this was my favourite day with Sara. The whole day was dedicated to women’s hockey, which I certainly didn’t mind going to watch 😉 Sara plays for a local team called Jaspers, they’ve got 2 teams so first we went to watch the 2nd team play. Oh what a lovely day it was, sat on the sidelines in the sun watching 20 women run up and down a pitch in short skirts!! Unfortunately I think my presence put the girls off a little, they were probably quite nervous a ended up loosing 4-1
After lunch we grabbed our kit a drove to the 1st team meet. The 1st team were very sporting, after Carly (the captain) had given her team talk they all had a team photo with me, I was rather popular. Since the 2nd team hadn’t done very well I did offer my services to the 1st but Sara told me that because Jaspers was a womens team it really wasn’t appropriate for me to play…I think she was worried it would give them an unfair advantage, the other team would probably have been distracted. Turns out the 1st team a pretty good and they won 3-1!
After a somewhat extended stay I had one last event to attend with trendybraincell before moving on to the next stop.
Tonight is a big night, we’re getting all dressed up and going to the launch party for the first ever official Bristol Pride Festival, which is a pretty big deal for the gays of this city…or so I’ve been told!! So after a long day at work we rushed to get the horse done and then dashed home to get our glad rags on.
The night started off in a pub where we met some new friends for drinks, then we moved on to Goldbrick House for the big launch. It was very busy, full of gays and looked really cool. I had lots of drinks and took loads of photos, which I hope you’ve had the chance to look through! After about 12pm things were winding down at Goldbrick so after much discussion we finally decided to move onto the Queen Shilling.
It took us quite a while to get there because Sara really can’t walk very well in heels, so she swapped shoes with Richard, turns out he can walk really well in high heels!!
Anyway, once we arrived this rather tall and unusually hairy woman gave us a sticker, she muttered something to about a ‘shag tag’. Her name was Tray La Trash and she was so taken with us that we got the number 1 sticker. After a few drinks I found out that nice lady at the door was…a man…OMG I did not see that one coming!!!