Giant's Castle Thunderstorm - Art Of War
Giant's Castle Thunderstorm - Art Of War

It’s Raining Champions

(Image : Westmimom/Deviant/Nick Goss/ERA)

“The first rain of the Official New Spring”

Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud
Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud

Mick Goss

Summerhill CEOThe onset of Spring heralds the transformation of our neighbourhood. Suddenly there are new buds, there’s a profusion of greenery and there is a feeling of new life. Last night was the first rain of the official new Spring, and if you’ve never been in a thunderstorm, this was a baptism of fire. A cacophony of flashes and strikes, and the ominous roll and clash of big thunder. Where I live, I’m on a par with the clouds, and we have a front row seat in the eye of an advancing storm. There’s nothing quite like a Midlands thundershower. It might be spectacular, but it’s also unnerving, and a visit to the kitchen, the nerve centre of electric points, where just about every plug in the place is hitched to an appliance, can be quite petrifying. It’s like entering a mixture of a bingo hall and an Imax theatre, with flashing lights and crashing sound effects.

But it’s not only raining cats and dogs, it’s also raining champions at Summerhill. The past ten days have witnessed the arrivals of brothers and sisters to Pierre Jourdan, Hear the Drums, Icy Air, and Amphitheatre, as well as to international celebrity, Art of War, and there are many more to come. Imagine waking up to these happenings, and getting paid for it as well!

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