Friday, 12 January 2018

They say you should never meet your heros


I doubt I will (although we did sit next to Doug Stanhope in a restaurant a couple of hours before his gig at the HA).  I will be one of the 3,500 people going to see Chevy Chase at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday.
It's my Christmas present to my brother Steve.

I'm meeting Shaheen at the Hawksmoor on Air Street for lunch before.  Should be good.  I might even pop into the Crobar for good luck.



Going through some old folders on my usb drive and found this


It's all of the entries in my boycott spreadsheet.  I especially like The Arbitrage (4th from bottom).

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Worth a listen



http://www.nme.com/news/music/nirvana-smells-like-teen-spirit-as-pop-punk-anthem-2206826






I quite like it.

2nd proper physio session tonight

I've been recovering well according to the physio, with almost full movement (although it is still sore).  Hopefully tonight's session will allow me to do a bit more.  Just stretching seems very boring to me.

My Dad's done yoga for the past 30 years.  April for at least 5.  I don't think I have it in me.

I'm seeing the surgeon again tomorrow morning too, other than a routine check up (and insurance paying the £500 consultancy fee) don't think there's much point.

Just the 2-3 months recuperation. Then getting ready to play again in September.

It's finally coming to shape

The concrete space next to the Aon and Aviva buildings is finally coming together.  They're making a garden.  Very nice.  Or it will be until they knock down the Aviva building.  There's planning permision to knock it down and put up something pretty big in it's place.




Monday, 8 January 2018

Something to aspire to

I popped into a pub on the way back from the football last Thursday night and this was the wall of beer mats attached to the bar.  I need to add a lot to my bar / shed to compete with this.


I must try harder.

Nobody died

April had her first day without Florence at the weekend.  I'd bought her a days knitting class on Saturday as one of her many Christmas presents so I decided to take the baby away for the day / night.  I wasn't completely on my own as I went to my brothers but it wasn't a smooth sailing as i'd have hoped. 
Flo has a bit of a cold so is not sleeping amazingly, that means I wasn't allowed to either.  My brother helped out for a good couple of hours which really helped but as last night was not much better I am certainly feeling it today.



At least nobody died.

Friday, 5 January 2018

New delivery



April wants to get some of our groceries delivered. First attempt didn't deliver bread.

No plastic cartons though.

Wembley



Sorry notice trip to Wembley last night to see Tottenham draw with West Ham.

Watdefu's review of 2017

Well, what a year 2017 was.  I don’t think there’s been a more eventful year in the 38 years I’ve been alive.


Baby

First and foremost I have to talk about the new addition to the Clark household.  No, we have not got a new cat or my preference a new dog.  We’ve gone and got ourselves a new baby!  Florence Joan Clark to be precise.

It’s been an amazing 3 months, a complete life changer.  But 100% in a good way.  I can’t think of a better feeling than her sleeping on top of me.  There are better feelings than her screaming her lungs out whilst covered in her own shit however…




Dad's 70th in Anglesey

In 2017 my Dad turned 70!  In honour of this the Clark clan travelled all the way up to sunny Anglesey for a week.  My brother got rear ended on the way up so had to head home to Worthing and swap cars first but other than that it was a great holiday.  We even managed to one of my Dad’s brothers and sisters down for the day.

I’ve spent over a year of my life in Rhosneigr as I used to go there for weeks on end during the summer holidays to visit my grandparents.  We also went there for many Christmases and other school holidays so it really added up.

The place has gone up in the world too.  IT’s actually got a few restaurants and a few semi decent pubs too!



Trojan award

I had a good season at Tonbridge Juddians with many people saying that it was the best they’d seen me play.  Not bad for someone that’s nearly 40.  I was playing in the 3rd team and we ended up winning the league!

I also won the Trojan award which is awarded to the Vet (over 35 years of age) player.  I think it was just my turn and usually results in retirement a couple of years later.



Operation
Speaking of retiring, I ruptured a tendon on my bicep in November and had to have an operation on my arm which could quite possibly mean I’ve played my last game.  I’ve played since I was about 6 so not bad going really.

I won’t be playing again this season but we will see how I get on with my rehab and I may venture out again in September (if I’m allowed…)



Tonbridge Jamboree

In June we saw the inaugural Tonbridge Jamboree, what an event that was.  We had tug of war, sprints and even wellie wanging.  Jamboree 2018’s date is already in the diary for June 23rd so make sure you’re free.



2018


Who knows what 2018 has in store for us, watch this space to find out.