Sunday, December 25, 2005

 

Merry Christmas

Just a short note to wish anyone who happens to stumble on this blog, a very Merry Christmas.

Don't get too fat eating festive goodies!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

 

Phew.

Thank the good lord, thankfully my exam period is over, so I hope to be regaling you with more japes and tales from the wonderful world of the bookies. I can't say it's been the best examination diet ever, in fact the words "positively" and "shit" come to mind. Ah well, as my Director of Studies told me, just gotta draw a line behind it and get on with the rest.

Vaguely interesting day at work today, was sitting minding my own business, translating bets, when I get a "liability" alert flashing up. Normally we get liability alerts flashing up when a placepot is still valid after 3 or so races (whoopie doo), but when I checked the alert, it informed me that a horse in an upcoming race had in excess of £2000 riding on it. Erm, yikes. A guy had done a 50p unit stake lucky 15, with an each way roll up on it, and picked 3 winners, 8/1, 20/1 and 20/1. The last horse was about to race, and was priced at 12/1. If it had won, the punter would have been taking home around £100,000. Sadly (yes sadly, i do like to see nice people winning, honest!) the fourth horse was not quite up to the standard of the previous three, and thus he was not to win a serious amount of money. £2000 isn't to be sniffed at though, for an initial £10 stake! Aside from that little bit of excitement, it was pretty dead, and has been for a while now. Bit of a shame, we've been struggling to work out why the shop has lost a bit of business recently, and coming up blank.

Anyway, I hope to be updating more, and preferably when I'm not quite so bloody tired!

Monday, December 05, 2005

 

Quick Update

Just to welcome any new visitors to the blog, apologies for being a tad busy at the mo, I'm currently snowed under with exams. Despite not really being clued into the subjects, I'm feeling surprisingly unstressed at the moment - not sure whether that's a good thing, in all honesty, and I'm sure it will change for the worse before tomorrow's first exam.

Feel free to have a look through the archives, being a relatively new blog, there's not really a lot to go through so it won't take long!

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