Sunday, 30 November 2008

Norwich City 3 tied Norwich City 4 4:4

Played awfully. Spend the first 15 minutes passing to the opposition. Appear to have got stronger as kept throwing the ball to strongly or too high. The whole team was a bit pants but recovered from 3-0 down to tie 4-4. Created two gaols but scored none. Referee inexperienced. For the second week in a row the concept of a contact free game was a bit of a joke.

Norwich City 3 lost to UEA 2: 5-4

In this game my division attacked for 3 mins the other division attacked for 47 minutes and were generally rubbish. No goals scored by myself.

Sunday, 23 November 2008


It would be so bad if we hadn't played well. We did a lot of things right. We dominated in the scrum, turned over loose ball and won opposition lineouts. We had lots of possession and territory was even. South Africa had 5 chances and took them all. It seems that N hemisphere teams need about 3 chances to score a try and the South Hemisphere need about 0.1 of a chance At the beginning of the year new laws were introduced and there seems to be a huge inconsistency in the way they are applied and last week England were penalised for things that were fine this week. It needs more time to become more consistent.


Love snow. It takes a standard scene and makes it more interesting and highlights new things that you do not notice usually. Must of had about a 1cm in total and it is laying everywhere. Hopefully it will keep being snowy for a while.

Friday, 21 November 2008

A strange old week

1. I accepted a promotion. Ages ago i vaguely mentioned that when a colleague went on maternity leave that I might be interested in the job while she was away. Evidently this made its way to the head and I had a five minute interview and then I said Yes. Still not sure I want it as extra work for not that much cash but it looks good on the CV I suppose so after Christmas I will be the assistant head of house until the summer. I also get to be involved in all the activities when Yr6 come to the school.

2. The exam board who I mark for rang up and asked if I wanted to review the teaching materials for the new GCSE due out in the summer so I said yes.

3. Took Yr7 to the castle in Norwich on a joint History and Geography trip and really enjoyed it. They got to meet a medieval monk, a town planner, see the dungeons etc. I thoroughly recommend a visit if you have an opportunity.

4. England put out a weak looking team against Germany and played them off the park. Had the members of the Gentleman's Sports Watching Group over and provided a potato and broccoli curry which was remarkably tasty.

5. Going to be a bit of a loner next week as other members of the department are taking a trip to Malham for the week leaving me on my own and in charge.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Who said prayers don't get answered. Sky and Virgin have made up TODAY and I can get to see the rest of the series in January. My appeal yesterday clearly was read at the highest levels and decisions made. Will try world peace tomorrow

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Battlestar Galactica

One of my favourite TV programmes is Battlestar Galactica. It is proper grown up science fiction and leaves Star Trek looking a bit dated and worthy. I knew that they were going to make 4 series and carefully did watch or see anything to do with it. After Ofsted left I bought the box set and have been carefully watching it for about three months savouring every moment, every twist and turn, every nuance. I got to the end of the DVD's that had been provided and found it ends at episode 12 in season 4. This is a climactic moment but its not the end and one very important piece of information has left to be revealed. Due to the writers strike the remaining 12 episodes have not been aired yet and won't be until January 2009. Such sweet agony having to wait plus does anyone have Sky 1 and tape it for me?

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Obana wins

Glad Obama won Don't think that McCain would have been too bad but not sure where the rest of the Republican party might have taken him. Plus if he had passed away Palin would have been in charge and apparently she can't name the three countries in NAFTA which is a bit worrying. Rumour has it she travelled so little as she was scared of the edge of the world. I woke up at 4.30am on Wednesday and put the radio on and heard Obama's acceptance speech from Grant Park in Chicago in which I spent a lazy Sunday summer afternoon reading and dozing before watching a brass band from England. Good speech - better memories.

Norwich City 3 beat Norwich Dragons 2 7:3

Scored two goals both penalties, played pretty well and was pleased with my change of pace. Got in a great position yard from the post with the ball in my hand, defender no-where and missed. Was going to fast and couldn't get the ball high enough to o in.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

I want to stay and watch the results on the US election comes in through the night but after an open evening, an observation and a field trip I am going to have to go to bed and trust Americans will do the right thing when I wake up.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Seth Lakeman

Saw Seth on Sunday night. Still the best gig around. He plays guitar, banjo and violin. He is capable of playing accurately very quickly so he starts a melody and the pace and intensity increases and increases till he is playing at a blur but the quality does not suffer. He was playing so hard that you could see the horsehair strands in the bow snapping. What a great performance.