Saturday evening in New Zealand

Posted on Sun 25 September 2011 in general • Tagged with rugby, rwc2011

A lot of people have made out that having the rugby on in the morning is a bit of a pain for fans. I've been quite enjoying the matches so far. The last two weekends Fliss and I have rotated cooking a Canadian style breakfast to go with our morning …

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Weekend Rugby

Posted on Mon 19 September 2011 in general • Tagged with rugby, rwc2011

While last weekend involved a hilarious last minute rush to get a proxied ITV player working while in Paris this weekends England game just involved getting up at 6.50 on a Sunday morning. As some have pointed out I am not yet a Dad so this early awakening on …

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Mountains, valleys and the meaning of romance

Posted on Tue 15 February 2011 in general • Tagged with rugby, walking

We spent the weekend in Wales on what has become an annual tradition of post-winter walking loosely organised around a couple of friends birthdays. The location changes every year but this year we were based in a hostel in the Snowdonia National Park.

By convention there are usually two walks …

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All downhill after the first climb

Posted on Sun 21 March 2010 in general • Tagged with 6nations, bike, cycling, manchester, rugby

Today I'm quite achey after Saturday morning's excursion to the top of Alderley Edge . Although the ride to the base of the climb was fairly easy the actual mile of steep ascent defeated me as well as the chain on Fliss' bike. By the time we got up to the …

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Posted on Mon 23 November 2009 in general • Tagged with house, plumbing, rugby

We spend Saturday visiting the big smoke for a birthday party and house warming. For Graeme's birthday we frequented a cordoned off area of an Ausie Sports bar to watch the two Rugby international. England where predictably beaten although managed to hold onto their dignity up until the last twenty …

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