Omar’s Diary Sunday 19th October 2014

Omar for Diary 16th Sept 14

As you can see from this picture my man servant has not really mastered the finer and more subtle aspect of Photoshop and been able to remove the red eye effect in this picture. Actually, it is not his fault as my eyes do go red when I am stressed but at least I do not have ‘666’ across my forehead.

Both servants have been busy this weekend.

On Saturday his father was with them for the day.  He got taken out to the stables, out for lunch and a visit to the cliff top at Barton on Sea.  I understand they all fell asleep in the brilliant and warm sunshine while they looked across the water to the Needles on the western end of the Isle of Wight.

They were both out again for most of the morning visiting their horses.  Lady servant has started riding again after being pressured or more accurately motivated to get back on a horse by one of our friends at the stables.  The man servant acted as groom and as they say in equine circles the ‘chef d’quip’ which is nothing to do with cooking up anecdotes, jokes or sharp one liners which he is prone to do.

This evening he packed his bag again for his visit to Coventry.

After dinner he worked away writing three letters busily on the laptop.  They were to three journalists who were arrested in Egypt while working for Al Jazeeras.  They were all sentenced to seven years imprisonment for simply doing their jobs; reporting on events in Egypt.  The Australian, Peter Greste, has won an award and his family read thee following that they had put together from their limited conversations with him:

‘The sloppier we get; the more we degrade public support for our business, the more excuses we give to governments to limit and control what we do’.

How true is that?

The other two journalists imprisoned with Peter Greste are Baker Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy who also must not be forgotten

With the racing selections the man servant was pleased to have not come last in the competition.  The lady servant was especially pleased as she came third in a very tight finish to the season.  They now have to organise a prize giving ceremony and purchase some suitable prizes.  The absolute loser will be easy to shop for as he will be receiving the 2014 wooden spoon.

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About alangrenville

I live in southern Britain near the fabulous New Forest. While studying for a BSc in International Studies I have developed a strong belief in 'NIBAW' or 'nothing is black and white'. Hence my favourite saying "Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought" (John F Kennedy).
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