No AGA action today but the opportunity to visit Ampton for the first time was too good to miss, plus, thanks to Mr & Mrs Ellis, I was driven to the races in style (and very nice it was too). We set off at a very reasonable time, and I also contributed to the Ellis pointing picnic – but more of that later!
It was an entertaining journey, and it was a pleasant change to be sat in the passenger seat, plus, the dodgy music from my last pointing trip was nowhere to be seen – or should that be heard!
Suzanne Webb had promised me a warm welcome and that’s exactly what I got, in fact, in the words of the song, I could “Feel The Love”.
My contribution to the pointing picnic was a delicious cream of tomato and orange soup, and it was quite an achievement for me to make this from scratch the night before (instead of opening a tin). It had already passed the Mrs S taste test with flying colours, but the pressure was now on as a queue formed around the lorry park to try it out!
I’m pleased to say that the soup went down a treat, and I’m already planning the next pointing task for my AGA City60 – all will be revealed at Cocklebarrow (Heythrop Hunt point-to-point) on January 25th.
And that was it, another great day on a point-to-point racecourse was over and it was time to head back to Warwickshire. I could get used to life in the passenger seat and I’m very grateful to Tony and Pippa for getting me there and back, and for their hospitality, although rumours that I fell asleep on the return journey have been greatly exaggerated!