A bad week

    This last week has been bad. I mean REALLY bad. For years now we (my family) have known that dad is on his way out, but this week, we got the time scale – it’s completely shit. To compound matters, my elder sister was admitted to hospital – she’s been “doing the dad” and hiding it from us all. Everyone seeing this, please just pause for a moment and think of those you love – they’re not always gonna be there. I apologise for nothing upbeat here, but the only thing I can think about is my dad and my […]

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    Lebanon

    As most of you know, I spent some time working in Lebanon in 2004. We were working at Beirut Airport as it had recently opened after the 15 year civil war finally came to a close and they wanted their jacks serviced. At the time, there were work crews on and around the runways repairing damage sustained to them over the years. Today’s news that Israeli shells had hit the runways made me sad – I’m not condoning either side in this, both have rights and wrongs, but my time in Beirut was eye opening – during my childhood, all […]

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    They think it’s all over…it is now

    And so another World Cup draws to a close. I hate to see it go to penalties – someone has to come up with a better way to resolve these games, the golden and silver goal ideas worked for me. I’m gutted France didn’t get their second star – it would have been awesome to see Zidane bow out of football with the ultimate prize – instead he got sent off. No more football. Maybe I’ll have some time to learn more about PHP…

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    Ack

    How fucked up is that? Portugal through against England AGAIN on penalties…bastard Argie ref – every time the English players touched the portugese, the fuckers fell over crying. Fuck ’em. Let that asshole ronaldo come back to England – he’s got some explaining to do. At least France are through – I still have a team to follow (I’m English through and through, but there’s still some French blood in these veins) – so: Vive la France!!! The weather here is awesome – high 70’s every day. Maybe one of these days I’ll actually sunbathe and get a tan…but on […]

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    Go France…

    At last France have started to play in the World Cup Finals…last night’s game against Spain was almost like watching the winners of ’98 – and that’s what they’ll need to be when they meet Brazil in the quarter finals…and now there is no more football until Friday – what am I going to do?

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    I hate Lloyds bank

    Been a hell of a day so far…I went to the ATM to get some cash out this morning and the damn thing kept my card – that made me ever so slightly upset. Got to work, checked my balance online – fine, definitely the right side of zero. Then I noticed my direct debits had been deleted AGAIN. Cue one irate phone call to the national line – guy there couldn’t really help so he gave me the local branch number (Lloyds TSB – if anyone’s interested in getting a bank account, forget these). I called up the branch, […]

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    We’re through…just about

    Well, England qualified top of their group in the World Cup Finals without really looking very good. Last night’s game was a mixture – a sublime first half topped off by the goal of the tournament by Joe Cole (I thought that was going into the top of the stand), then a useless second half. Still, a draw was all we needed to finish top and avoid a second round match against hosts Germany – IF we go all the way, we could meet up with them in the final. Holland and Argentina play today – now THAT is gonna […]

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