Lord Buckenham’s Race Night!!
The scene was set as the horses paraded around the inner hall illuminated against the backdrop of the white snowy screen as Lord Buckenham stood grandly in the corner perusing the excitable crowd in all their refinery. Then the bookmakers arrived to bring everyone back down to earth with their stingy, miserly demeanour. Yes, Dr Beftred Marshall was in fine form and the commentator for the evening, Mrs Rice, announced the horses and their current form with great amusement. Races came and went as fast as the mocktails and treats before the final furlong of the
final race had all the children screaming, shouting and cheering on horses such as Wonlegwonder, He’s Behind You and Fusilli which put everyone in a twist. The winners were welcomed and prizes were awarded but of course the only true winner was the dastardly bookmaker, Dr Beftred Marshall.
A grand occasion was followed the next day by the serenity of church at Thorpe Morieux and bulb planting in Brettenham as part of our community support in the area. It will be great for the village people and the children to see the bulbs grow and flower in the New Year.
After a delicious roast it was action stations again and a trip to the Suffolk Leisure Centre for the thrills and spills of tobogganing. Races were held and the competition was fierce between staff and pupils alike. Gravitational pull eluded some who flipped, rolled and jettisoned themselves miraculously down the snowy white carpet with great amusement. Sunday evening came and went with tuck and films before bedtime and the start of a new week.
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