LCCC

Got our membership through for Lancashire a few weeks back, so, on the way home from work last night, popped in to watch a couple of overs of the match against Kent. Very civilised! Really enjoyed walking around the pavillion and my ice cream πŸ™‚

M.

Less is more

I picked up my new car this week. Noticed one of those offers that was just too good to refuse, so for the first time in my life I now own a French car. God that sounds awful. How could I do such a thing? Put simply, money! While I can justify spending “that liitle bit extra” for something special, I couldn’t justify spending what my previous car was costing in comparison to this. So, a Citroen it is, better economy, cheaper tax, cheaper insurance, and a cheaper payment πŸ™‚ And in addition to that, it’s quite comfy too πŸ™‚

This of course hasn’t altered my view of the French! I wasted years of my life at school trying to learn that sodding language, and for what? Everybody speaks English, as of course they should when most of the world map should still be coloured pink πŸ˜‰

M.

Doctor Who

After a brilliant start to the new series, I must confess to being a little disappointed with the last two episodes. Maybe I’m expecting too much since it’s really only a kid’s programme. I’m really hoping the episode, a sequel to “Blink” by Mr. Moffat is as good as the first!

M.

Getting interesting…

Despite all the hype, I couldn’t be arsed watching the “Leaders TV Debate” the other night. Reading the papers it appears there was an unexpected result in that the leader of the yellows appeared to come out on top. here in Southport there are really only two possible outcomes, a blue or yellow win and I’m guessing there may well be some tactical voting we’ll see. This election looks as if it’s going to be very interesting, but at least there do now appear to be some clear differences on policies that should allow people to make a choice. My mind’s made up anyway πŸ™‚

M.

Volcanic ash.

Looks like Clare will be getting a few extra days in Dubai. Her flight back tomorrow has already been cancelled. Really not sure when she’ll be home now, there’s going to be a huge backlog to clear. Being pragmatic, there’s not much you can do, but it sure is frustrating.

M.

And so it begins….

Well it’s here again, Mikey and I off to our first cricket match of the season, away to Maghull playing for the 2nd’s. I’m really only playing a bit part this season, i.e. when they’re short of players, but judging on last year, I should get quite a few games πŸ™‚ Really looking forward to it!

M.

The Masters…

I always make a point of trying to watch the Masters Golf from Augusta. To me, along with the clocks going forward, it always heralds the “official” end to winter and therefore a time to look forward to some better weather. Back in the late eighties and early nineties, there was a great deal of European interest in the event, with a few noteable wins for some British guys πŸ™‚

Recently, that’s not been the case. Until this year. Granted there’s still the final round to go, and as has been shown on many occasions, anything can (and often does) happen, but we now have two Brits in contention. I’m looking forward to lining up some beers and watching events unfold later tonight, after of course watching Liverpool beat Fulham this afternoon πŸ™‚

M.

The village pub…

Won’t say where, but I’m stopping in a traditional village pub in Surrey with some “rooms above”. Great to see most of the locals in putting the world to rights over a couple of beers, I could imagine this scene hasn’t changed in centuries. Unlike “Town” pubs where folk often go to drink, people use the pub here to meet and discuss current issues while having a few scoops at the same time. It’s how it should be!

M.

Doctor Who

Well, it’s been and gone. The new Doctor in Matt Smith, with the new look and feel, production team, new music, everything really.

I really did have my doubts how it would stand up to the previous programmes, how could they possibly be as good? Well, if there’s one body you should always trust, it’s the BBC, since the latest version surpassed my wildest dreams. Everything about it was superb, script, production, acting, the lot. David Tennant is now but a memory (although an exceptionally good one), and I’m looking forward intensely to the rest of the new series, just hope it’s all as good. Mr. Moffat always did impress me with his story lines, “Blink” especially. Here’s to more of the same. At last, some decent TV on a Saturday night, all I need is “Time Team” on Sunday again, and all will be well…

M.

Well done Cambridge!

Call me old fashioned, but I always make a point of watching the Boat Race. My Dad sort of insisted on it, and I’ve just carried it on.

Now I can’t help it if neither Oxford nor Cambridge thought I was good enough to attend their fine Universities, but The University of Liverpool did, so to them I’m very grateful. Snag is, they’re not in the boat race. So who to support? I always regarded Oxford as the Arts and Cambridge as Science, hell Stephen Hawking works at Cambridge! Since I’m very much on the side of science and engineering it’s always been the Dark Blues for me in the race!

I’ve spent time in both Oxford and Cambridge (although sadly not the Universities), both are *fabulous* places, but it’s Cambridge I’ll always have a soft spot for. Maybe in my next life I’ll get there….

M.