Football on the TV

Posted on June 12, 2012

Because of the monsoon season that is successfully wrecking our summer, I have had the consolation of watching every moment of the Euro 2012 competition so far, and until the England game, what a pleasure it has been to see the best players in the world lighting up a tournament that is so much higher in quality than the World Cup that features too many games featuring countries that have never played football before and have never won or even ...

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The Weekend That all Went Rather Quickly……

Posted on June 5, 2012

Well, that went rather quickly and whilst for many it was a total washout, the two outdoor activities I had planned  this weekend went, rather remarkably, without disruption. Who says the sun doesn't shine on the righteous? Firstly, I managed to play in a cricket match where it stayed dry until the close of play, a game where some wild flaying of the willow in attempt to push our score towards the target of 199 ended on season high score of ...

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Carling Don’t Do Weather Forecasts….But if They Did?

Posted on June 2, 2012

It appears that if there is one thing in this country the elite cannot control, it is the British weather, despite all the bad summers in recent years, I can't remember the last forecast I saw in June where the outlook for Sunday and Monday is not only for driving rain, but also for temperatures of just ten centigrade. Lets not try to paint a pretty picture here, that is nothing short of disgusting and it hardly seems fair on people in villages ...

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Cold, Wet & Miserable

Posted on May 4, 2012

For the last few days I have been battling against a tidal wave of depression that is about to engulf me. After weeks of desperately staying stoical whilst searching five day weather forecasts in pursuit of anything resembling a warm dry day, I have now caved in and given up. Two weeks after the start of the cricket season our ground at Oakley resembles the Somme, remaining totally unused, with this weekends fixtures at all age levels already ...

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Apology to Pensioners….

Posted on April 16, 2012

My old mate John pointed out to me that I had been a bit harsh to pensioners in a recent blog titled "Why Does a Deluge Follow a Drought" where I said that old people bullshit about summers (or indeed winters) not being what they used to be. This was not meant as a nasty comment or indeed a harsh one, it was just a personal assessment that as we all get older we become nostalgic for periods in history that were only brief but tend stick in  the ...

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