Sport & Leisure

Dad’s 80th…Vintage Stuff

Posted on April 1, 2012

My dad had his 80th birthday at Heath End Village hall last night and far from being a cup of tea and a few cakes, it turned out to a night of vintage Lethaby drama that would have had my late mother cursing from the heavens that she had missed out on this epic occasion on the 9th anniversary of her passing. I really did think that everything that could happen in this bonkers family of ours had happened, how naive could I be? The evening ...

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Joining in With Cheating Britain at the Broughton Quiz

Posted on March 20, 2012

Wherever I have looked in the last week or so there has been cheating going on, whether it is in politics, sport or in social benefits, it is everywhere you look. Just as common are the holier than thou individuals who lambaste cheats when they are doing the same or far worse in fact. The amount of people I hear tearing in to "benefit scroungers" whilst they are themselves, doing cash in the hand weekend jobs or paying builders in twenty pound ...

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A Pain in the Neck, 12 Minutes Exercise and a Preempted Tribute!

Posted on March 1, 2012

A description of someone or something that is a real annoyance or nuisance is often described as being a pain in neck or a pain in the arse and though I have been fortunate enough not to have a had a pain in the arse as yet, yesterday morning, for some inexplicable reason, I awoke not being able to move my head, such was the pain down the back of it,  that went in to my neck and down my right arm. I am uncertain what the root cause was, but it ...

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I Wish I Had Been There When…………

Posted on February 28, 2012

When you look back on life there are many events that take place where we all say "I wish I had been there." For me there are many, including England winning the World Cup in1966 and at Wembley stuffing Holland during Euro 96. There was the Botham Ashes series in 1981, the Flintoff Ashes of 2005 and the memorable winning cricket tour down under just last year. In the world of music I would have love to have seen The Clash play the Shea Stadium ...

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Julie’s Been Working For the Drug Squad

Posted on February 2, 2012

Shelagh Fogarty on Radio 5 has really been getting under my skin lately, so as a consequence I have drifted on to having Radio 4 on in the background more and more lately, finding many really good documentaries and other items of interest in the process. Even hearing how to make the perfect cup cake on Woman's Hour is better than the self righteous middle class opinions of Shelagh Fogarty interviewing some toff who decided it was a good idea ...

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