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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

27th July 2010

I have returned to Oxfam to voulenteer for Colin and co, about once or twice a week, and possibly helping out at St Catherines Hospice shop depending on interview tomorrow. I attended Scott McCarthys BBQ with its wonderful Steve McClaren theme, pass the parcel (which I won some batterys and desert fact book). It was another great BBQ'D hosted by the McCarthys and I stayed for the night to watch Dammed United with James Calver offering me valuable career advice, in return for knowledge on Three Bridges area of Crawley!

On Monday I witnessed Sussex beat Worcestershire convincingly in the Pro 40, the match saw the end of stalwart Robin Martin-Jenkins and the spectator debut of a new legend young Bruce Wells a young Englishman exiled in Southern France (near Calderons beloved Basque Country). He was honoured to be in the company of Mark Potter, Jamie Van Der Westhuizen etc!

I look forward to the return of the real football season, starting with Gus Poyets Albion taking on Aberdeen on Saturday! Plus the North American tennis season with the US Open!

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Friday, July 09, 2010

9th July 2010

Well I can't believe its been 5 years since 7/7 time really does fly, seems like yesterday, but anyway my thoughts are with the victims familys!

Well England were eliminated quite prematurely to Germany, thankfully the FA have ignored the mob, and kept Capello on meaning that more cash can be put into the new National Centre at Burton and hopefully the players will get a kick!

I attended the Wimbledon Championships last week, as I queued I got interviewed by a charming lady from WinkBall on my thoughts on the SW19 event Quarter Finals Day and who I was going to cheer!

http://www.winkball.com/walls/Sports_Reporters/wimbledonday9/ ( I am the guy in the red and black Brighton top!)

After seeing some doubles and junior matches, I managed to get onto Centre Court where I saw Murray finish off Tsonga in the fourth set and then some womens doubles action with the remainder of drunk tennis fans chanting classic lines 'Come on Lisa I love your socks!' (Actually it was Bethanie Mattek-Sands that wears the infamous knee high socks unless you want Lisas trainer liners!). It was a well spent £22!

I look forward to the return of the real football next month with my first match being Brighton VS Aberdeen, also will try and attend Sussex CCC matches with Sussex and England performing well and lot better than footy counterparts!

I am saddened to hear that its likely to be the end of North Stand Polls hosted by the infamous Steve Valder! It was a colourful alternative Brighton fans forum (though not much football was really discussed), that discussed all kinds of life stuff in a tongue in cheek colourful way! It had its good, funny and bad moments, you could discuss whatever you like! It certainly cheered me up when I was in the dumps of life! Hopefully it can be saved!

Finally I return to my school town of Burgess Hill next week for Scott McCarthys BBQ and possibly the Abbotsford School reunion! Should be a fun weekend!


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Monday, June 21, 2010

21st June 2010

I am yet to hear about my job application, whether it was pass or fail. However in the profile section of this blog I have stuck my CV (minus phone and address), with email for those that want to consider employing or hiring me for any work. I am a keen worker and seriously want something to do over the summer and not just twiddle my fingers at home.

Otherwise the last week has involved mostly trying to find a cooking club to broaden my virtual zero chef abilitys. Taking all week before finding one at the Open House. I witnessed one of Sussex's great Twenty victorys against Hampshire, in what was my first cricket match since seeing Sussex play at Lords last year courtesy of Ed Bassford and Roz South.

Then with Ben Miller going on a Ronnie Moore Richard O Brien tribute adventure night around the city of Brighton and Hove seeing the classic Babybird and then somehow I sang the whole lyrics of Blurs Girls and Boys at Life to the amazement of clubbers!

On the train back my only main memorys are I was greeted by wonderful site of Mark Potter it looked like he had come from a board meeting as he left the train at Haywards Heath Station.

Aside from Englands poor start but I still believe they can progress, I have been keeping an eye out for Switzerlands results and no its not just because of Roger Federer or Robert Miles. They were selected via Connexions sweepstake, and a day later I went nuts at LB1 as they stunned Spain courtesy of a Gelson Fernandes goal, but as I write they have just lost to Chile so like En-Ger-Land will be a nervy final game for Swiss fans!

Track of the day: Robert Miles - One On One

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