I've had a few days to digest it, but it's probably only just sinking in - England are playing in the World Cup semi-finals! With the match being screened on ITV, the usual 'curse of ITV' things are going round - that England lose when the matches are shown on ITV, but win when on … Continue reading BBC vs ITV for the World Cup?
There's a theory that England do worse if their games are televised on ITV rather than the BBC. Let's crunch some numbers!
Odd jobs for men? A funny thing happened on Instagram recently that made me wonder what the hell some fellow husbands and dads are doing. Since smashing my new phone, and it being impossible to replace the screen without resorting to criminality, I've not been posting as many pics. My old Wileyfox Swift is a … Continue reading Stop being a lazy bugger!
Sea swimming, canoeing and paddle boarding on a Bank Holiday Weekend Most people might think moving to the coast when you're scared of open water would be a daft thing to do. I mean, who would want to live right next to the vast expanse of water that makes you so uneasy??? Hello! I'm Phil. … Continue reading Scared of water?
We'll say that me being ill was the main contributing factor to my dozing off during England's latest draw against Slovakia - nothing to do with the performance, or the ITV coverage... Whilst we're in the knock out stage, further progress depends on a number of factors - injuries, tactics, player selection and performance on … Continue reading Remedial maths (and football)
I'm crap at goodbyes. But as I'm off soon, and folk at work had been asking when, I thought I'd better let em know. Thankfully, the people I respect at my soon to be old job will take this as intended: After 3,499 days, 950 press releases*, and 1,474* press queries, I’m leaving the council. … Continue reading It’s not goodbye, its good riddance
So, I'm still home alone after nearly a month, as we're waiting for a solicitor further down the chain to make the gargantuan effort of reading a bit of paper and saying it's ok, despite having known it's ok for 3 weeks. Frustrating. However, in an effort to keep myself sane in ways that won't hurt me, … Continue reading Pratting about with camera
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. Henry Rollins Today marks the second anniversary of the unforeseen removal of the top of my left index finger. Long story short - I was cutting wood on it, glove got caught and dragged finger in, essentially grinding off the top. The next day I … Continue reading Word made flesh