Sport & Leisure

Where Would You Prefer to Live…..Town or Country?

Posted on May 29, 2012

I have just had a weekend (and a skived off Monday) that has been really diverse in nature, featuring a a cricket club quiz night (Broughton) a game of cricket (Overton) a village fete (Broughton) and a walk from Waterloo to Tower Bridge and back along the Thames path on the north and south bank. The quiz was won handsomely (without cheating) beating two tables of toffs in the process, proving my own theory that members of the educational elite ...

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Narrowly Avoiding a Kicking in a Tough Old Town!

Posted on April 9, 2012

I went out on Saturday night with Diane and our friends Pete and Mandy in what turned out to be a really good laugh as we watched a band (whom we knew the members of) playing a pub gig in a strange town in deepest Hampshire. However, it was an evening that could have so easily gone wrong as I teetered on the brink of danger with a local guy who was still seething with pent up anger courtesy of a last minute equaliser scored by Portsmouth against ...

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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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