I know it's about to snow and I know the recent hot weather is nothing more than a blip but summer's just round the corner and that means a new set of sporting events are imminent - and if you, like me, are excited by that then read on!
When I used to play cricket the early season always presented mixed
emotions; delighted the season was about to start but upset by the fact
you had to wear two jumpers and that your hands experienced a pain men
can only presume comes close to child birth when you didn't time a catch
quite right. One on the end of the fingers in May is man pain. My
cricket playing days are few and far between now but, if I still played,
I would be looking for some good deals for new spikes, whites, bats and pads. Doing some research it appears these guys look to be offering some good free delivery at the very least.
Editor's note; It seems everyone is feeling a little less healthy at the moment which is why two of our regular bloggers have independently blogged about weight and exercise today.Do you think the problem is the weather, perhaps unhealthier eating due to finance problems or something completely different? And which of you savvy savers has the magic solution?
Work commitments have meant that I've not been exercising as much as I'd have liked to of late. I do manage to pack exercise in each Saturday on the rugby field but, at the moment, getting down to training has been tough and work has kept me from going for a run for a long while.
This weekend is a big day for most amateur rugby players across the country. The weather is set to be great – for sunbathing – but not quite the best conditions for the first game of the season.
I have been selected to play for our first team on Saturday. It's a good
place to be at the start of the season. We are away in a local warm-up
match against our nearest team. It is a 'friendly' game but these local
derbies are always far from friendly. It will be a tough day for me, as
I'm down to play prop, too.
After failing miserably to find my
required kit in a major London shopping centre, I have turned to the
internet to stock up on supplies for the season ahead. Most amateur
sides will supply you with a shirt to play in. The rest you typically
have to buy – and wash – yourself.
Unplug the phone, put the cat outside and pull the curtains! A terrific sporting weekend is in prospect with Football, Rugby, Motor Racing and Athletics all taking centre stage and I, for one, cannot wait!
Sitting down to write this blog about Father's Day, I knew I was supposed to be all loving and gushing with happiness that I'd found a great gift for both my dad and my husband (the former from me, the latter from my kids). Instead, I couldn't help wondering (as I have done many times over the years) why on earth are men so bloody difficult?
It's a well-known fact that one of life's biggest trials is finding a gift for a man so, in a bid to find something that wouldn't be relegated to the back of the
bedroom closet, I decided to try and get some ideas by asking the
menfolk themselves. Well, you'd have thought I'd asked them to solve the
Reimann Hypothesis! In the end, I had just 2 overall responses - "I don't know" and "I don't mind". Not particularly helpful! I mean, gents, if you haven't got a clue what you want then how on earth are we supposed to? Well, now that you ask...