Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Do that again...

When ever you did an incredibly lucky shot like deflecting the ball off the a tree and in to the top corner of the goal, Dad would always say "Do that again and I'll give you a 1000* pounds".  We would then spend the next ten minutes futilely trying to recreate the shot. Found myself saying this to Aidan this morning after he shot his plasma shooter ball (which was thankfully small) right in to my crown jewels from about ten feet.

* - Can't remember if it was 1000, 100 or 1,000,000, but it was a big number...

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Holiday reading

Dad always used to buy the local paper when we were on holiday - to see the auction prices, essentially. I do likewise - as I did only last week on Anglesey when I availed myself a copy of The Holyhead & Anglesey Mail. A good read with lots of stories about places I'd been to or through as were The Shetland Times and The Orcadian on previous cycle tours.

Before I know it I'll be tying piles of library books up with string (and getting someone to put their finger on the knot).

Pic of the day: What an absolute classic - from the days kids wanted to be bus conductors and Indians rather than celebrities. Beck has never looked cuter. (Click once on pic for full size).