Tag Archives: England

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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Paying the ultimate penalty

That’s what happens when you miss one during a quarter-final in front of millions. It can’t be easy. Walking from the centre circle, the hopes of your team, your supporters, your country, resting heavy on your shoulders. You have to … Continue reading

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Cromwell

Tonight England played their last group match in Euro 2012. They played Ukraine, one of the co-hosts of the tournament. Actually, it would be more accurate to say England played the entire Ukraine population as the vast majority of the … Continue reading

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Blustery showers

Today was to be about the garden. The weather, however, had different ideas. Before thinking about preparing and planting up the new bed (where the hedge once ruled) we had to come to a final decision about the garden office. … Continue reading

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Agincourt, Waterloo, Donetsk

The expectations are pretty low this time around in a marked contrast with the World Cup in South Africa. The England team has disappointed so many times, that they entered the Euro 2012 competition very much the underdogs. Even more … 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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Rotting Vegetation

I sat at my PC last night, eager to make my blog entry about my journey home. It was about 10pm. Mirinda was fast asleep (still getting to grips with her jet lag) and the house was quiet. I typed … Continue reading

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Oh woe

Today I saw the worst English football team EVER. I thought they were bad two games ago but today saw them sink to new depths. The Germans played well and we had a goal un-awarded that was a goal, but, … Continue reading

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Movies, Cricket and Football

Last night we watched two movies I’d actually not seen before. The first was a recommendation from someone Nicktor works with. Taking Lives. It stars Angelina Jollie and Ethan Hawke with a rather odd guest spot by Kieffer Sutherland. It’s … Continue reading

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