In the excitement of the imminent World Cup you might have forgotten that it is Father's Day on Sunday. Not to worry, we have pulled together 12 last minute football themed gifts which would make the ideal pressie for sports mad dads; so even if England crash and burn on Saturday he will wake up with a smile the next morning.
Finally, after years of planning and building and billions of pounds,
the 30th Olympics are underway in London. I'm not going to harp on about
how great the opening ceremony was (that's been done to death already)
or how frustrating our lack of medals (that's typically Team GB) but one
thing about any major sporting event, whether it's the Olympics,
Wimbledon, the World Cup or any others, people get inspired by it and that, in turn, can save us all a few quid.
For example, thanks in part to Bradley Wiggin's win last week in the
Tour de France, all of a sudden everyone's out riding their bikes,
enjoying some fresh air, fun exercise and saving a fortune on petrol and
bus or train fares. Right now, Halfords
has a great offer on all bikes and bike accessories whereby you can
instantly save up to £70 so, if you're looking for a new ride, now could
be the best time to get one.
As I sit at my desk and look out the window, normal service has resumed. The rain is lashing down and more severe weather warnings have been issued than Premiership footballers take out injunctions. But last night was different; the sun was shining and cricket fans in London flooded (sorry about that pun) into the Oval for the Friends Life T2O game between Surrey and Kent. Luckily for me I was there too, but not part of the masses – no, no – I was there as a guest of Webgains in a corporate box. A mighty fine way to spend an evening, if I do say so myself.
Stella McCartney unveiled the much anticipated Olympic uniforms for Team GB yesterday and now the country is seeing red, just not on the uniforms themselves. In partnership with Adidas our very own London born designer Stella McCartney took all the red out of the Union Flag choosing instead to use the colour as trim. The designer is quoted as saying that this was a choice to 'modernise' the look of the flag but the patriotic masses are crying foul, loudly!
My rugby match was cancelled last weekend but we did undertake a forwards training session which basically involved a bunch of blokes standing around in a recreational park close to the M25 motorway taking it in turns to knock each other to the ground.
We did this for an hour or so before departing to the local pub for some much need refreshment.
Now rugby players in particular and sportsmen in general are not
particularly well known for their shopping abilities but years of
dressing room chatter has led me to realise that underneath all the
bravado they like to save money as much as the next person.
So, knowing what my fellow sportsmen enjoy, I've found some of the best savings to complement the way we live;
Can you believe it's that time of year again? The rushing around attending Sports Days and Parents Evenings, hunting for cheap but meaningful Thank You gifts for teachers and getting a mountain of paper, art and projects back in return. Yes, it's official - the Summer Holidays are nearly here and we've got 6 weeks to fill before Autumn term starts and everything in the world is right again. Pre-empting the squabbling brought on by mass boredom (when will schools change things to a 4-term year?) I've found some pretty good deals to keep the kids and my wallet happy!