Category Archives: sport

Glasgow – day one

So here we are. Glasgow. A city en fete. Party central. Grey and a dollop or two of rain. It’s warm and perfect conditions for the marathon. I’m starting this post in bed in our hotel, set in the rolling acres … Continue reading

Posted in art, buildings, miscellany, natural history, sculpture, sport, street art | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Dear Green Place aka Glasgow

For those who have visited down the years, and for those who have only seen it as the gritty and grim backdrop to thrillers and crime stories, Glasgow’s nickname would come as something of a surprise. It does have its … Continue reading

Posted in art, buildings, miscellany, sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Booking a vacation

Lisa Reiter’s latest prompt is Holiday Reads. It’s a difficult prompt if only because of the number of holidays someone of my age has been fortunate enough to undertake and the amount of reading material that has accompanied me. For … Continue reading

Posted in cricket, flash fiction, literature, memoires, miscellany, radio, sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Sonnet Saturday (7)

I do hope you continue to enjoy these posts. I certainly enjoy curating them. This week I wanted to do sport; we’ve had Wimbledon (and suck on a sour Murray mint); the Grand Depart has left us with a glow even … Continue reading

Posted in miscellany, poetry, sonnets, sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Sporting chances

When I was very young I was quite a round faced little fella, with no aptitude for sport whatsoever. At Maple Road Primary School, in Whyteleafe, Surrey, my abiding sporting memory is of standing alongside other unathletic specimens waiting for the football … Continue reading

Posted in cricket, flash fiction, miscellany, sport | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

I don’t like cricket….

… I love it. So spake the gods with guitars, 10CC. Ok they were only ok, but Dreadlock Holiday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WUglF9nQ8Y&feature=kp  is a cracker of a song, if only for that lyric. For those you out there, who don’t get cricket … Continue reading

Posted in cricket, miscellany, sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments