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Monday, July 10, 2006

Sports to enjoy now the World Cup is over

I'm really pleased for Italy, they deserved to win. A very exciting World Cup final. What could Materazzi have said to Zidane to provoke that? I will try and find out when I'm in Italy later this week, unfortunately I can't speak Italian so you could have an interesting translation. Now it's all over, here are my ideas for some more sports to enjoy for the summer.

Golf - Messing about in sand pits, dressed like Rupert the Bear... They say golf spoils a good walk. Does it? I have written to The Ramblers' Association to ask them. Will keep you posted. The Open Championship 20 - 23rd July

Sailing - For those of you who've ever dreamed of sailing "Swallows and Amazons" style. Pottering about eating sandwiches, catching fish. It's nothing like that. You need forearms like a rugby player, have to listen to some Captain Birdseye bellowing at you. All whilst getting cold, wet and hanging over the side, trying not to fall in. Falmouth/St Mawes week in Cornwall 5th to 13th August.

Cycling - Watch the amazing stamina of these guys, covering up to 230 Km a day!! Including cycling up mountains I couldn't even walk up. All for that prized Yellow Jersey, and I thought I was a slave to fashion. Tour de France, now till 23rd July

Quidditch - I've never actually seen a game, but must be good as children seem to be fascinated by it. Couldn't find any fixtures on BBC website. Perhaps see your local paper?

Cricket - Cricket is fashionable! Finally a chance to wear that old vintage tea dress you bought off ebay. Put simply in "fashion speak", "White is the new black, batting is the new bowling, throwing is the new catching. Glamour is back". England v Pakistan test match July

Polo - One for all you Cinderella's out there. Watching Polo, you could actually meet a real live prince just like in the fairy tales...... sadly he will probably be in the arms of some glamour puss called Talullah Grace Fitzwilliam-Spencer. Never mind there's always plenty of the best Champagne around to drown your sorrows. The Veuve Clicquot British Open Championship 1st - 23rd July at Cowdrey Park, West Sussex.

So there you go, enjoy and have fun. I'm off to pack all my cute dresses and heels for Venice. More photo's and posts coming soon. Heather x


  • At Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:11:00 pm, Anonymous Heather Senior said…

    Pleased to see all your sporting activities lined up!!I think the 'social activities' during Falmouth Week might be more your 'champagne cocktail'. Althought pulling in on a few sheets has been known working boat style.

  • At Tuesday, July 11, 2006 8:51:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Football is over... long live football The intertoto Cup is already underway.

    Polo? Croquet on horses, John Prescott will be doing it next.

    Nice blog BTW

  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:43:00 pm, Blogger beethoven writes said…

    I think I'll just watch the cricket and sink a cold beer or three....

    Thank you for your good wishes,

    Tom x

  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006 2:55:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll watch most sports - darts, bowls, you name it, but I draw the line at the Tour de bleedin' France.
    Cycling has to be the most ridiculous spectator sport ever. Where is the entertainment in watching people go past a camera on a bike? It's bad enough with cars but at least then there's the prospect of a nice big crash to liven things up.
    BTW you missed out rugby. There's the Tri-Nations on Saturday mornings for the next few weeks - with the added bonus that England can't lose 'cos we're not in it. And the Super League (inferior mostly northern version) season is in full swing.

  • At Monday, July 17, 2006 4:35:00 am, Blogger mikeofearthsea said…

    World Cup - here-in lies the rub: Zidane could have "stuck it to" the not-so-nice Materazzi (previously suspended himself for punching a player in other league play) by scoring the winning goal. Sure, he might have given Materazzi some bruides to remember him by but taunting is a common tactic that superior players like Zidane should "address" through the "sweet ice" of goal scoring and victory (Like Larry Bird of the u.s. NBA in the '80s).

    The Italians got into his head. I also think Z had been mugged on the field to many times and cracked under one "assualt" too many - as he is a player with a temper.

    He also might have looked into tae-kwon-do classes a few years ago. Though I'd like to consider myself a man of non-violence, it was refreshing when players who tried to take me out found themselves on the "down-side" of collisions after I had taken a few classes. Injury led to my early exit from competetive levels of the beauiful game shortly after high school but I still love playing and watching.


  • At Tuesday, July 18, 2006 8:02:00 pm, Anonymous Pablo said…

    Well the football in the WC is over, not long until the new season, Heather, and a time for you to don Blue & White, come sing the voice of QPR :)

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