I feel slightly flattered that people do actually miss this daily jottings with two ‘complaints’ yesterday from readers who had tuned in on Monday to read up on my boring life. Speculation abounded as to why it had not appeared and no, it wasn’t a hangover, OR the fact the rant was still being typed after England’s pathetic demise in the World Cup. It was simply that the heat of the day meant I had to water the vegetables and various other things before dashing around to get stuff done. I’m so sorry, I simply ran out of time!
However, on the England subject. I’m not quite sure what it can be put down to. At the end of the day, we hype ourselves up each time we play and when it comes to the actual games, we do not perform. I believe that the Premier League has a lot to answer for. They have grown the money in football enormously and, kept it for themselves and the players, nothing, or at least next to nothing, filters out and what that does it attract the
best, greediest players in the World, from all around, so English players don’t get chance to reach the top flight in the main, and those that do are not necessarily the best in the World anymore, certainly it needs a change.
On the goal line technology front, something has to be done. How the officials could not see that is beyond belief. At half time they must have been embarrassed if they saw that. Now, we just weren’t good enough, but like a punch-drunk boxer, Germany were rocking at that point and the referee let them off the ropes with that decision. I was biased of course, but saw it first time, in real time from a camera further away than any of the officials. It would not even need a stop in the game, just a bleep from Hawkeye in the officials’ ears and we would be square. I guess the Germans would claim it was justice for the possible injustice from 1966? I guess we’ll never know how the game would really have turned out, we just know about the embarrassment that it was.
The jokes abound on text about it of course. “David Blain is p****d off about losing his record of doing nothing in a box for 42 days, it’s been taken over by Wayne Rooney!” and “After the volcanic ash cloud it appears flights may be grounded for some time today as a shower of s**t flies in from South Africa!”. Still, we should cheer up, we could be French or Italian!
Managed to get some paint on the walls around the doors last night. Little more filling to do and then the last coat can go on and we can fit the last of the trim around the doors and floor. On the way home I dropped into the local garden centre and bought a few seeds which actually didn’t get sewn, but I did that with some of the stuff I have lost to rabbits. More runner beans, peas, lettuces, carrots, radish and spring onions. Just hoping it stays pest free and we actually get some reasonable crops. Actually did manage to get some salad leaves of Swiss Chard and Rocket and a solitary radish in my tea last night…nice!
On this day in history and last year…
Weather = It’s definitely not that sunny. it’s throwing it down!
Mood meter = It’s Tuesday already and I’m off to Wimbledon on Thursday for the ladies semi finals.