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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

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

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

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

Living your life vicariously – the sporting edition

And this is where it gets interesting since I’d like her to play to prove a point and to have some fun, and she is saying no

October 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

RWC – how to watch a game

The English contingent had a couple of desultory goes at “Swing Low” but it was nothing compared to the old standard two syllable chant that New Zealanders are so go at, Scot-Land, Auck-Land, Alll-Black, Har-bour, Moo-Loo

October 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Build it and they will come.

Or Not. I’m talking about “Party Central” on the wharves in  Auckland.  A structure designed to hold 12,000 people with an invited audience of the whole city. And what happens when … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

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