Blog Entry

Oct 212019
 

Pub Quiz



This time held at the new venue of The Farmhouse. Food was very good.

Our team, Mop The Poophole, came second but we will claim a victory due to some dodgy tactics by the winning team who won by one point after correcting an answer after it was submitted for marking and having seen our answer. Very dodgy.

Feb 042019
 

WINNERS - Super Bowl LIII




Once again, the New England Patriots are champions, grinding to win Super Bowl LIII 13-3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta — and launching Tom Brady and Bill Belichick into a different stratosphere.

They have now won six Super Bowls together, extending their record for the most by a head coach and starting quarterback combination. With the win, the Patriots are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl titles in NFL history.

Brady now has won more Super Bowls than any other player in history, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Haley (five).

Brady was 21-for-35 passing for 262 yards, and most of those yards went to wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is boosting his hall-of-fame resume. Edelman — who was named the game’s MVP — had 10 catches for 141 yards. In addition to already having the second-most receptions in postseason history, he’s now second all time in postseason receiving yards. He trails just the legendary Jerry Rice in both categories.

Edelman, who in his college days was a quarterback at Kent State, was drafted by New England in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. He is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP.

Nov 132018
 

Dave Gorman




Just seen my favourite comedian Dave Gorman at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Always difficult to describe a Dave Gorman show to anyone who hasn’t seen him as there are no jokes as such (apart from the best giraffe joke ever) more observations on life given as a PowerPoint presentation.

His unique style and for me the lack of political bias is what makes him the best comedian around.

Support act of Nick Doody was also very good.

Jun 092018
 

Wedding !!





Proud to say I now have a Daughter-in-law.

My son got married today at Kirby Hall in Corby which is a wonderful setting, an old building with beautiful grounds and luckily the weather was perfect.  A very enjoyable day all round and a reception which allowed me to spend some time with my family and even the ex-wife, well you can’t have everything.

I did drink a little in excess but as my hotel was just across the road it wasn’t a problem, I even managed to enter the door code successfully.

I wish my son and my new daughter-in-law all the best.

Welcome to the family Stef

Jul 162017
 

Doctor Who


 

So the BBC have finally done it and thrown 50 years of tradition out of the window and cast a female Doctor.

Political correctness wins again.

I’m sure Jodie Whittaker is a fine actress but she is NOT the Doctor

The end of watching it for me.

Mar 302017
 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 20th Anniversary



I absolutely love this picture from Entertainment magazine to mark the 20th Anniversary or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Just had to include it here

From left to right Amber Benson , Alyson Hannigan , Nicholas Brendon , Emma Caulfield , Alexis Denisof , Charisma Carpenter , Seth Green , David Boreanaz , Sarah Michelle Gellar , James Marsters , Michelle Trachtenberg , Kristine Sutherland

And in front, the legend himself, Joss Whedon

If only it had included Anthony Head (Giles), Eliza Dushku (Faith), Julie Benz (Darla) and Juliet Landau (Drusilla)

Eliza Dushku Michelle Trachtenberg

Mar 102017
 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 20th Anniversary




20 years ago to day the greatest TV show of all time first aired.

I wasn’t into it from episode one as I thought the film was a bit so so, just remember catching the end of a few episodes as I think it was on before Star Trek. My opinion soon changed.

Eliza Dushku Michelle Trachtenberg

Jan 222017
 

Not Crawley Away




Well the plan for a lads day in Crawley didn’t come off due to a frozen pitch. Quite why it was called off at 9am when it’s only an hours travel time is confusing but that’s life.

So we had breakfast and then went to watch the early game, everything is a bit hazy after that. I remember lots of drinks, pool, darts and a few rounds of spoof. I also remember arriving in Emsworth and then Barnham which makes no sense. Also I got kebab somewhere.

I guess that makes it a good day out, Sunday is not such fun though