Alphabet Project – I is for illegal!!

Ok, ok – I told a bit of a porkie pie – so it wasn’t technically  illegal as we bought the ticket on H’s behalf at the horse races but it was Little H who picked the horse, so without her input we wouldn’t have made the whopping £12.40 which you see in the photo.


At the time, H was only really confident with two numbers.. the number 2, and the number 4.

So it was pretty much going to be 50/50 as to which horse we’d be betting on!  In every race!!!

At least we had a winner in one of them eh!

I think her way of picking horses is much like her mummies –

‘ooh – look at how pretty that horse is!’


‘Ooh – look at the lovely hat colour the jockey is wearing!!’

Mr B despairs at this!! Stood there with his racegoers handbook and betting odds etc etc!!

H and I have a very technical way of choosing huh!!!!

We had a lovely day just the four of us, as each year at Newbury Racecourse they hold a family race day, where you can go on pony rides, on fairground rides, and just enjoy a lovely day out with your family.

It’s just a different day out to spend with the girls and they love it!

The next family day being held at Newbury Racecourse is Sunday 3rd August — if you’re heading that way – look me up


I’m linking up with the lovely Charly over at PODcast Dove for the wonderful weekly Alphabet Project #alphabetphoto



  1. 26th May 2017 / 12:29 pm

    It’s looking so pretty your baby. It’s really perfect award your baby hand. Especially I am surprised to see the cutest photo. I’m sending it to a few pals and also sharing in delicious and also I follow this. A lot of helpful information here. And of course, thank Steph, for your effort!

  2. 16th July 2014 / 8:29 pm

    What a fantastic photo for I! I choose my horses by the name, drives my husband up the wall!

    • 16th July 2014 / 8:37 pm

      Ha ha!! Thank you – it’s beginning to sound like its a ‘girl thing’!! Let’s keep it up and keep driving them mad! Tee hee!!

  3. 14th July 2014 / 11:23 pm

    Hehe that’s absolutely brilliant! Such an awesome photo too, she looks SO chuffed! Much to my husband’s dismay I had 3 wins at the races a few years back. Just picked the names I liked, no strategy to it at all! Such good fun too! Thanks for sharing with #alphabetphoto

  4. 9th July 2014 / 10:19 pm

    I would choose based on the nicest names 🙂 I’ve only ever been to greyhound racing and that’s how I chose which dogs to bet on… I was reasonably successful, although not enough to get me to go back 🙂 #alphabetphoto

  5. 9th July 2014 / 7:20 pm

    LOL I love your choice! I think she has the perfect way of picking horses! Well done!

  6. 9th July 2014 / 6:40 pm

    what a fab way to pick horses my OH used to pick dogs at greyhound meets by choosing ‘red dog 1’ lol she did win mind you lol so like your daughter the simple ways are usually the winners lol #alphabetproject

    • 9th July 2014 / 7:00 pm

      Unfortunately now – her numbers are pretty good, so It’ll be interesting to see what she goes for this time!! I’m not sure I’d place a bet on us going home with any winnings though!!

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