Bowling Virgin! 😬

I’ve done lots of things in my life – but as far as the more ordinary pursuits are concerned, I’ve never been ten-pin bowling!! Today, I ticked that box, meeting Paul & Sue for my inaugural match at the local ‘Rock n Bowl Tavern’ in town. Tuesdays turn out to be the best value day …
Continue reading Bowling Virgin! 😬

Holiday: Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight – Day 4

Hello All! Yes, it’s Monday and the forecast is rain!! – and no, I’m definitely not going to comment on last night’s soccer result! There’s an air of gloom around the hotel this morning! ☹️ We’re now four days into our break – here’s what you’ve missed… Blog – Day 1Blog – Day 2Blog – …
Continue reading Holiday: Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight – Day 4

Euro 2020 Get-together

Ahh, that’s more like it! It felt like ‘pre-Covid days’, socialising with our neighbours over a meal!! 👍 With all the necessary COVID rules strictly adhered to, Paul and Karen invited (just) a few of us round to theirs tonight for a meal and to watch the soccer – we were there to see England …
Continue reading Euro 2020 Get-together

Social, Social!

Today, was one of those days where things were ‘full-on’! 😏😏 All good things though, as it was 100% social!! The Clark’s (Roy, Susan and Lauren) visited us for lunch where Ann had produced miracles in the kitchen with a choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts. Unusually for me, I didn’t take …
Continue reading Social, Social!

Quivering in Kettering

With the local residents advised to stay indoors, and the adjacent roads closed or on diversion – it can only mean one thing! No, not another major crime in Kettering, just Ann and I taking archery lessons! 😁 The coaching is split into two-parts. Part 1 is a class just for us two (as we …
Continue reading Quivering in Kettering

Football’s Coming Home?

..and Tennis too… well almost… to OUR home anyway… We, as a nation, didn’t make it to the finals, but that didn’t stop us having the neighbours round for a very late Lunch – to enjoy the World Cup Final and/or the Tennis Men’s Singles Final. With a record crowds expected at both sporting events, …
Continue reading Football’s Coming Home?

A Sunday of Two Halves

A day socialising today – and just like the World Cup, made up of two halves! First half: 12.30 – Paul and Sue came round for Lunch… It was a gorgeous day weather-wise and Ann ‘pulled out all the stops’ in the kitchen for a mouth-watering three-courser… Smoked Mackerel on a bed of Watercress Horseradish …
Continue reading A Sunday of Two Halves

Holiday in Denmark – Day 8 (Even More Sightseeing)

Up until yesterday, the weather throughout our holiday had been almost tropical. Today however, it felt more like temperatures that we’re used to – damp with a just a hint of sunshine! Still, it’s early morning, so there’s plenty of time for it to perk up. As a quick aside, I see that my conspiracy …
Continue reading Holiday in Denmark – Day 8 (Even More Sightseeing)

The 2012 Olympics: The Opening Ceremony

Wow! What an event!!! Sheep, geese, James Bond, Mr Bean, Mike Oldfield, JK Rowling, The NHS, Mary Poppins, Sir Simon Rattle and a cast of thousands. Welcome to the ‘Isles of Wonder’ – Great Britain.  Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my …
Continue reading The 2012 Olympics: The Opening Ceremony

Embarrassing or what..?

Our national soccer side continued its lack-lustre performance by being thrashed by Germany. That means we’re now OUT of the World Cup Yeesh! 4-1 – it’s just embarrassing!!! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and …
Continue reading Embarrassing or what..?