Tag Archives: Ashes

End of the world as we know it

I am so glad we didn’t manage to get tickets to the Trent Bridge Ashes test which started today. It was a sell out so we didn’t stand a chance anyway, still…I am SO glad. I had a Talking Newspaper … Continue reading

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Turkey day

Half a world away, Dad’s ashes were scattered at his favourite beach by my family, gathered in each other’s arms, missing him. They celebrated his life with fish and chips. He would have loved it. Meanwhile, I made my way … Continue reading

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Beyond teasing

I woke up this morning to hear that Australia had bowled out the English cricket team at the SCG to win the Ashes series 5-0. It sounds like it was a complete capitulation. For the other matches, we have been … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the Ashes

Joan Fontaine died today. I had no idea she was still alive. She was 96…which is a pretty good innings. Of course Radio 4 had a lot of stuff on about her today, including her famous feud with her sister, … Continue reading

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Cricket…again

Back in 2010, England spent the first day of the Ashes test in Adelaide destroying our fielding side. This time, it was a bit different. I woke to the news (and listened to the final few overs) that Australia had … Continue reading

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More drawers

There’s nothing quite like painting a set of drawers, the sun shining down and the cricket commentary keeping you company. Today was the first day of the fifth and final Ashes test. It was taking place at the Oval and … Continue reading

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Weeping willow

The day started off brilliantly for the Australian cricket team. The openers managed to put on a decent score to set the foundations for a glorious win. They were the first Australian Ashes opening batsman to score over a hundred … Continue reading

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The Old Rose Room

And so it is finished. David finished at around 2pm, I paid him and he started an early weekend. I think it looks fantastic. The colour isn’t quite accurate on here but it’s close. Now we need to buy some … 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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