Just back, dear reader, from a couple of days in beautiful Poitiers in Western central France (in the Poitou-Charente region, lest you care). The reason for my little sojourn? To meet a very interesting guy, with whom you'll all shortly become better acquainted.
The man's name is David, and he's originally from the Northeast. However, he gave the rat race up over eight years ago, and now lives in a beautiful house in France. With two acres of land!
Why am I telling you all this? Good question. And the answer is that, since he's been based in France (and, in truth, for a long time before he went there), David's been a racing nut. Nothing novel about that, I hear you cry. And, again, you'd be right. What a perceptive lot you are. ;o)
But, wait for it, David has a special talent when it comes to looking at horse's form. I can't tell you all the details now, as that would spoil the surprise later, but suffice it to say, I'm thrilled to be bringing him on board, and I think you're going to love finding out about David's talent.
(And no, he doesn't have a talking parrot that shouts out the winners, like in whichever Carry On movie that was!)
Talking of Carry On, only in France, the spiritual home of strikes and protests, could I get delayed for fully 45 minutes, while a bunch of teenagers hijacked the railway tracks! This was not exactly what I had in mind when it came to Thursday Fun yesterday....
Finally, if you wouldn't mind, I have a couple more questions to ask you, about the new site and a couple of other bits and pieces. In the past, you've all been so generous with your time, which really does help to develop Geegeez in the way you'd like it, so please do take the chance to spend five minutes to help sculpt the site further to your tastes.
The link is below, it's entirely optional, and the whole thing should be done in no more than 4 minutes and 32 seconds (or thereabouts!):