Bad time for the cricket teams…

Ended up playing for the 2nd’s again yesterday. Personally, didn’t do too well, dropped another catch of Mikey’s bowling and was out for a second ball duck. The seconds had already been relegated, but we returned to the club just in time to see the first team lose and also get relegated. It’s going to be a difficult time for all over the winter trying get ready to turn things round for next year. On a brighter note, Mikey’s also playing for the thirds today, and by all accounts, if they win, they stay up. Here’s hoping.

A very busy week at work, as stated in my summary, I’m not going to give much away on all things work related, but suffice it to say it was a key week for us this last week with a major contract starting service. Pleased to report that the story so far is good, but we’ve another two weeks of transition before us during which I’m hoping everything also goes well.

Watched a 9/11 documentary on TV last night, it was compiled by footage from multiple sources from that dreadful day and for me, (not that it needed it), brought everything into focus. To see things from so close was just dreadfully depressing. Sure there are all sorts of conspiracy theories (which I must say I don’t agree with), but whatever your personal belief of why things transpired the way they did that day, you surely cannot fail to understand how much grief and pain the relatives of those who died must feel when seeing the pictures and video footage again. As events pass into history we often tend to lose focus on them. I remember by Dad telling me many years ago he was adamant that footage of the war in all it’s appalling detail should be mandatory footage to kids every year to show them the futility of it and to ensure it never happened again. I’d like to think the same of 9/11, but in this crazy world I’m afraid I’m not so sure we can be so confident.

Looking around me, it’s obviously time for tidy up πŸ™‚ I’m going to try and re-establish a DAB radio here in the study. I’ve a nice little Hitachi “thing” in the loft we used to have in the lounge that has decent speakers and also the ability to plug a USB stick in to play what’s on that. Must dig that out since it looks like I’ve finally found a radio station I can listen to! Check out “The Arrow” on DAB, classic songs with no DJ and no adverts! Perfect πŸ™‚

Thinking about what car to get next, I’ve clocked up too many miles in this one too quickly so am likely to have to make some form of adjustment or change. Thinking of a Kuga this time and maybe next time go for something second hand but luxurious, i.e. decent spec Jag or other “top end” car. By my reckoning I could get something very decent for the same price as a new Ford. Who knows, I may even fulfil my ambition to one day own a Range Rover πŸ™‚

The run of the “Secret Garden” sadly came to an end last Saturday night at the Little Theatre to another standing ovation. I’m normally not that gushing about any theatre production since a lot can be (and are) at best average, but once a certain “team” get together in the form of Stephen and Paul (Director / Musical Director) with a cast that can actually do what’s asked of them, the results can most certainly be worth watching πŸ™‚ The feedback I’ve had from friends who went to see it was that it was one of the best they’ve seen. Anyway, it’ll soon be Panto…

Right, time for some breakfast and to clear some of these blasted emails….


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