Sunday, 19 December 2010

Catching up

The observant among you may have noticed a degree of radio silence on my part recently. Apologies - I've been extremely busy with (in no particular order, as Dermot O'Leary might say):
  1. Work - the timing of which couldn't be better - not;
  2. Illness - labarynthitis, heavy cold, vomiting bug, back spasms...you name it...;
  3. Being smug about how the Ashes series is progressing down under - until this weekend - will I ever learn?
  4. Various Christmas commitments, mostly involving the kids' school;
  5. Mrs F's birthday;
  6. The Varsity Match - decent piss-up, dreadful game, bad result;
  7. Fuming about Newcastle United's treatment of Chris Hughton;
  8. Being entirely unsurprised at FIFA's decision not to award the 2018 World Cup to England (thank heavens for the utterly transparent and non-corrupt IRB eh?)
  9. Being obsessed with the snow - the weather being a very British obsession;
  10. Giggling at Brendan Venter's "Mike Bassett - England Manager" interview (below):

2 comments:

James K said...

Dreadful game? Beg to differ - although I was firmly in the other camp...

Nursedude said...

At least none of your stadiums in the UK are collapsing..unlike the Metrodome here In Minneapolis last weekend. You would not believe all of the whining from some of the players that they will have to play outside in the cold and snow.

Here in Minnesota, we used to be used to cold and winter. People in the UK cannot possibly be as big of whiners as we have become.