Just before the end of 2017, we were invited to join friends at Twickenham (the home of the RFU) to watch Harlequins (the local West London side) v Northampton Saints. Twickenham has long been on my list of stadium I wanted to visit (preferably for the British Lions v the All Blacks, but let's not be too picky) and … Continue reading Rugby at Twickenham
During half-term at the end of last month, I casually asked The Boy Child if he'd like to write his letter to Santa. It's an activity that has a finite shelf-life and I know that as he's nearly eleven, we must be reaching the end. But he simply shrugged his shoulders, said, "sure!" and dashed it off in … Continue reading Dear Santa
Mary-Lou of Patio Postcardsis hosting the third of three link-ups today for this year'sPhotography Scavenger Hunt.(As she lives in Canada, you might want to wait until afternoonhere in the UK before heading over there.) You can see the full list here.My Link #1 is here and Link #2 is here.Here's what I was missing:4) A zig zag.6) A pipe.9) … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link Up #3
11 September: The arrival of Season 3 of Outlander on Amazon Prime makes me happy.12 September: Sometimes, all you need to be is a good listener.13 September: Sometimes, showing up is what's important.The Boy Child turned out for the Year 6 football (soccer) team trial,knowing in his heart of hearts that it was highly unlikelythat he would be … Continue reading LSNED | Days 11-15
Earlier this week, I mentioned that we had visited Camp Nou recently.For those of you who may not know what it is, it's the home of Barcelona Football Club.As it's the largest football stadium in Europe, it's a tourist destination in its own right. There's plenty to keep the non-footie fan interested, and although parts of … Continue reading Camp Nou
Aside from all but finishing the Traveler's Notebook about our exploits in Sapin,I managed to make a whopping 11 scrapbook pages over the course of two days! Four were 12x12 pocket pages, three were 8.5x11 (a size I'd challenged myself to produce) and the remainder were 12x12(three were double-page spreads and one was a single-page spread). That's what I … Continue reading Weekend Retreat | What Did I Make?
Was May marvellous?Let's take a look ...4: the number of nights we spent in the beautiful city of Venice. We all loved it. The food was pretty popular, too.49: I have no idea how it has happened, but I now appear to be just one year away from my half century.1 and a bit: that's the number … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May
When The Brainy One was offered free tickets to theWomen's FA Cup Final at Wembley, we decided to make use of them. Truth be told, I'm ambivalent about the beautiful game.I know most of the club names in the Premiership and a few star players,but not much more. These last few years though, I've had … Continue reading Football at Wembley
This week, I received a surprise in the mail from the lovely Alison.Unexpected Happy Mail is the best!As for the weekend, I did something that I never thought I would ever do.I attended my first professional football match.At Wembley.And you know what? It was pretty darn amazing!
The Boy Child may support Liverpool football club,but the truth is that he simply loves football.The game, the facts and the figures.Should he be able to hold down a job,he'll be in the Sports Department at the BBC/Sky/CNN.The geeky guy who knows everything there is to know about football. You can imagine my delight, when a … Continue reading If This Is A Few, I’d Hate To See A Lot