Monday, 26 January 2009

Norwich City 3 beat Someone 6:3

The schedule says Knights 3 but I think it might have been Ice 2.

Fairly routine game. They were probably more athletic but our superior tactical play and goal scoring nous won the game. After taking a 4-1 lead the opposition scored and had a couple of chance to get it to 4 -3. This was the point when good tactics worked. A small dummy to the outside caused the defender to over commit going for an interception. As they move past me a look of horrify takes shape as the pass was never made and I have a lovely clear path to the goal. 5-2 ship steadied,nerves calmed, win assured.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Frost/ Nixon

An absolutely compelling film with some sensational performances from the cast. Well wort a visit.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


Watching the inauguration and a few things made me think

1. Do people shout in heaven?

2. What's a hinchpin?

3. The US National Anthem is much better sung in a low key than higher. The tune is an English drinking tune. Not that we sing in pubs much these days.

4. Will the lack of a hat have the same effect as it did for William Henry Harrison

5. When Obama referred to putting aside childish things was he thinking about Bush?

6. Go to see Yo Yo Ma (the famous cellist) involved. A West Wing favourite.

7. It looks cold

8. Could we pray for Joe Biden's family as well?

9. How big are the seeds of greed and how do you reap a whirlwind?

10 How much climate change or genetic engineering would there have to be for there to be a vine and fig for each person to sit under?

11. Why were people taking photos of the BBC reporter?

Just me then

Bye Bye

George Walker Bush - a man history can't fail to (in his own words) misunderestimate. A man whose wings took dreams. A man who took time to organise the chaos. A man who put food in his family. A man who had a phrase named afther him. Bushism. Here are a few of my favourite.

"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th."

"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." --on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina

"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

"For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it."

Comedy writers everywhere are crying onto their scripts

Monday, 19 January 2009

The Saudis have offered Gaza $1 billion to rebuild after the war with Israel, Along with the money comes the fundamentalist branch of Islam that spawned bin Laden and the 11/9 bombers, that are trying to take over Afghanistan and Pakistan and is so repressive of its people it beheads them and has laws that won't let women drive or allow my friend Sarah to travel around without her brother or father. Well Done Israel!!

compare the meerkat

Most car insurance companies are dull extolling price and extolling the ease of their website so full credit to compare the for their brilliant idea. Click here to see the advert.

What is best is that you can actually compare meerkats and find a medium sized helicoptering meerkat from Weston Super Mare and Alexandr the host of the website is funny.

Didn't buy anything from them however.
I opened the fridge and the tray door tray holding the milk broke in two throwing milk at me. I refused to believe that the milk was too heavy so how does that happen.

Blue Monday

Officially the most depressing day in the year.

A combination of the weather, holiday bills piling up, and broken resolutions all add up to make this day a real downer. The state of the economy and employment just add to the mood.

So smile - from today it just gets better

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

1911 census

As the 1911 census is not covered by the 1920 law stated all census can be reviewed after a 100 years it is now on line. A quick search for Mortimer in Leigthon Buzzard in 1911 reveals 10 of which I am related to at least six and probably more. Thoma(s) and Sarah begat Thomas who married Beatrice and begat Eric and Kenneth. Charlotte Lillian is a name that seems familiar but not Pitchford and the ages make it unlikely. Even though I knew what I expected it was still a bit weird to see it. Try it for yourself clicking here.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Feeling better

1. The problem with the Israeli invasion is that it drowns out the voice of the moderate. It is difficult to hold back when you are invaded and gives sway to the more extreme parts of a society

2. Knee feels alot better although not back to normal

3. Nearly everyone has handed in their coursework.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Being in a bad mood

For the last few days I feel like I have been in a bad mood

1. Israel and Palestine/ Hamas. Two of the most stupid groups of leaders in the world decided that killing each other might work this time and might be different from the last time they decided to kill each other. Israel seems to be unable to distinguish between Hamas fighters and an UN run school. Hamas should have taken the Gandhi approach and won the moral arguments years ago.

2. Its really cold but not enough snow has fallen to close the school and the boiler stubbornly refuses to break down and give everyone a day off.

3. The inside of my windscreen keeps having more ice than the outside. Trying to scrape the inside without getting the ice everywhere is tough

4. England cricket appears to be trying to self destruct and needs to sort its self out.

5. Knee seems to be tight although it is not swollen or painful and hate not exercising in the middle of the week.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Busy as a bee

1. Term finished smoothly without too many concerns. Have said goodbye to my form as I take the promotion after Christmas

2. Christmas Day was good and it was nice to have two people that were truly excited about the concept of Christmas. They had a big stack of presents and I hope that they have the opportunity to truly appreciate them and get to play with them all rather than some get shelved without every being played with.

3. Never get tendonitis in your knee. It can ache painfully but when you try and push your foot like putting on a shoe or getting into a car it just was pure agony

4. Went to London for New Year with Sarah and James. It was kind of a last minute decision but the fireworks were worth it. They had set up three viewing areas which were full at about 10pm. We were directed to a reserve area which was around the meander from the Millennium Eye. When we saw were we were going we realised the view would be rubbish so we started back along the Strand and found a side street where they just started letting people in so in the end we were on Embankment close to the Eye with a pretty decent view.

5. The travel arrangements on New Years Eve were not that great. In hindsight we should have walked but without the A-Z we did not know the way so we tried the tube. It seemed that the police were trying to funnel all the 200,000 people in one street down to Embankment but there was a corner which was causing a jam and it took about 90 mins to get in the station which was then empty.

Hope to try and keep this a bit more up to date.

Happy New Year