1st day down …


Well, not technically true. Technically, today is my last day and tomorrow will be the “1st” day. I didn’t want to go into work for one day, so I managed to save up some time and take a ‘flexi’ day. But to all intents and purposes, today was the first day of my retirement! Now, … Continue reading 1st day down …

Happy birthday to me !!!!


The 'Big 60 +1' today. I'm not really counting birthdays anymore, but everybody expects me to. They are just becoming different numbers rather than days to celebrate. I've got the the stage when I don't really care. I'm reminded of the Tennessee Ernie Ford song Sixteen Tons, with the famous line "Another day older and … Continue reading Happy birthday to me !!!!

Scary times…..


   Well the title of this post could mean a number of things …… the economy, the public sector cuts, the terror threats, even the Ryder Cup !!!!! But no, this post relates to my offspring(s). The youngest is 18 tomorrow, and three weeks later, the eldest is 21. Now that is scary !! When … Continue reading Scary times…..

A long long night


   Well last night was the first night of S****s play. From all accounts, and I’ll see for myself tonight, it went really well. The place was packed, and it was a really good night. Mrs H went along with her sister, her niece and her niece’s friend, and enjoyed it very much. Afterwards, she … Continue reading A long long night

Goodbye Slovenia …. hello Germany !!!!


   Well we seem to have been here before !!!!  I cannot see a repeat of the 2001 qualifier, but ……… a win would be nice. A win over Germany is always nice ! But did you see the tennis (never thought I would say that). The epic struggle between Inser and Mahut was amazing … Continue reading Goodbye Slovenia …. hello Germany !!!!

Back to work …


   Well, that’s the Christmas part over with. It has not been a bad one really. Christmas Day went as well as could be expected, and the good thing was that no-one stopped too long. Although, at around 7:30pm, I did hear someone mention ‘What game do you want to play ??’ Thankfully, nobody wanted … Continue reading Back to work …