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1966 and Not All That

In celebration of the 50th anniversay of our greatest ever footballing day as a nation, below is an extract of the chapter I wrote for Mark Perryman’s excellent book ‘1966 and Not All That’.   1,130 more words

European Football


This morning at breakfast there was a little girl at a nearby table who kept saying “Wow!” – about her high chair, her pancakes, the berries, her drink… it was lovely to hear. 181 more words


Short trip to North Wales days 2 and 3

Writing this post is making me reflect on how much I love to travel and visit places. I love the anticipation, the getting there, the sense of adventure, the pleasure of doing something new, the pictures I’m going to take away with me, both real and as memories; I love that 1st virgin look on everything and the thrill that there is more to come around the corner. 759 more words


[APLFD] Traders of Life

Dear Maera,

 Aren’t we all traders? Each day, we trade a piece of our existing selves with what becomes memories. We trade, piece by piece, a home built by our family and childhood friends and little monsters on the backyard. 228 more words


England's Greatest Day: 50 Years On!

50 years ago today, on 30th July 1966, England won the World Cup on home soil as we defeated the Germans 4-2 at Wembley.

Obviously since that great day the English national team has jumped from disappointment to disappointment, this year’s poor Euro’s performance emulating that. 691 more words


Review: "When A Scot Ties the Knot" (Castles Ever After #3) by Tessa Dare

Madeline Gracechurch has absolutely no desire to attend balls or find a husband. She would much rather stay home and spend time with her drawing pencils and letters while keeping her awkwardness around crowds under wraps. 600 more words


Eavesdropping in England

Three years ago I made my dream trip to England. I spent ten days with my mom and oldest sister taking in the sights and (would you believe it?) sunshine of the Cotswolds, Derbyshire, and finally London. 344 more words