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It’s the Word Cup (5)

Day Six, I might be a bit lost on the day number things. Three games again…. Bit distracted waiting for the technician to come and install the fibre internet to … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s the Word Cup (4)

Day five. Three games, this is an odd day on paper. Also it’s getting hard to keep focussed.

June 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

It’s the Word Cup (3)

Day four. Three games, history to be made again….

June 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s the Word Cup (2)

Day three!!  All hopes high for at least England today. Brunch was organised, being Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Sausages and for me Sweetbreads cooked in butter, and some store brought fresh … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

It’s the Word Cup (1)

I start at day two because well I’m a bit lazy.  It’s FIFA World Cup time, not world series, but a proper global sport having a competition. It’s Football. not … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting from A to B

Now there’s a thing. In a calendar year I managed by one way or another to achieve over 700km of exercise. Couple of off months when injury and inclement weather … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The less of me, the one with the heart

I’m not actually sure what I was thinking, but I have a Nike Sportswatch, and this allows me to track my exercise. One of it’s capabilities is to link to a … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sporting your life vicariously – the return

MissPdubyah gave up playing Club Hockey 18 months ago, and all Hockey at the end of her time at College. Much to the despair of MrsPhil and myself. After all … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The less of me for May

The less of me for May- A moth where it ended in abruptly and in tragedy 8Runs – that’s half of what I expected 42.06 kms kms in total 5.2kms … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

We all follow the Palace, Over land and sea, And Brighton…well not Brighton

In a stunning turn of events the mighty mighty Eagles, Crystal Palace F.C., late of Selhurst Park, London SE25 gained promotion from the Championship league to the Premier League of  English … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sporting your life vicariously – the last Tournament – Aftermath

The Final Federation Cup Hockey Tournament for the #1 Daughter is done and dusted. After the two games on Monday the dye had been cast and the girls were then … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sporting your life vicariously – the last Tournament

Next week my daughter will be playing for her College team at the 2012 Federation Cup Secondary School Tournament in Carterton. It will be for her, and many others, the … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Supporting Local – the one where it costs us more

We’re encouraged to support Kiwi made, and to be proud of our Kiwiness. But this week, and added to a story of last year, it seems that we might just be … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The facination of the media for Redemption

re·demp·tion: An act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed. Deliverance; rescue. Theology. deliverance from sin; salvation. Atonement for guilt. Repurchase, as of something sold One of the online … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sporting your life vicariously – the one where they end in tears.

It’s down to the final few games of College hockey for Ms17 (MS18 in 37 days she informs me), and last night was the final of the local secondary schools tournament. I’d forgotten how … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

From the St Cuthbert’s ANZAC Hockey Festival.

I wrote about the saga of the School Uniform blazers. These are just a few of the picture I took of MissPdubyah at the St Cuthbert‘s ANZAC Hockey Festival which … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jolly Hockey Sticks – the College edition

Every year there is a pre-season Inter-College “tournament” at St. Cuthberts College in Remuera. It’s called the Anzac tournament and is by invitation only. As part of promotion the College hosts … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Growing up and letting go – sporting your life vicariously – Update

Well it seems I lost the good fight to Keep daughter into playing Hockey this year. Having had all the advantages, support, encouragement and backing of many people, having had access to … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up and letting go – sporting your life vicariously

At 17 it’s come down to a battle of wills. Miss does not want to play club hockey this year. We already agreed that the representative competitions weren’t going to be a feature, it still  seems … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

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