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Shoddy & Mungo

In Dewsbury, just outside Huddersfield, there’s a massive factory building (which is now flats) with big white letters proclaiming Shoddy & Mungo Manufacturers. I pointed it out to Neil and Sleazy, asking if they’d buy anything from them. Neil said … Continue reading

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Is it poo?

I went to Lords today (not Lourdes, as Mirinda wondered, thinking I was going to Spain) to watch the second day of the first test between England and New Zealand. I’d never been to Lords before and was really looking … Continue reading

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Clearly not a plan

Last night, in the cab back to Huddersfield, we tried to work out the plan for the morning. I suggested we just wake up when we wake up and all meet up in Costa at an appointed time. Frank was … Continue reading

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Cricket and the Damned

So, following our ridiculously early and sober night, I dragged myself out of bed and headed down to Costa for a breakfast coffee. Very civilised having a Costa on the doorstep. Eventually I hobbled (with my trusty cane) back to … Continue reading

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Get a tickle on

And so began a weekend of alcohol free cricket. Long gone are the 18 pints of yesteryear. All I can do is bathe in past glories. So, armed with knee support and walking stick, I was ready for Nicktor and … Continue reading

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It’s like a circle…except it’s oval

Today I overheard someone talking on a phone, obviously giving directions: “If you keep walking, you’ll find me,” she said and then paused to listen. “Near gate 22,” she said and then paused to listen. “No! Just keep walking! You’ll … Continue reading

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The happy face of cricket

And so, another yearly cricket jaunt has been completed. This year, at Headingley. A lot of beer was consumed, a day of cricket was watched and we even went to a gig! But first, the cricket. Sri Lanka started off … Continue reading

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The first cricket weekend day 2

Up at 6am…as usual. The house was very quiet. Had a quick sit down shower. The bathroom is massive and has an excellent skylight which floods the room with soft natural light. The bath is centred on one wall and … Continue reading

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The first cricket weekend day 1

Work was a last minute Fantasy Football rush! As well as getting my ballooning photos on the site. The only REAL work I did was have a meeting with Nicole about the QA Internet Process which almost escalated into a … Continue reading

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