Category Archives: Rugby

The ups and Downs of Wiltshire and Somerset, oh and Norman Wisdom!

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Day 10 – 16th August Faringdon – Swindon – Devises – Trowbridge – Frome – Glastonbury – Street – Bridgewater 103.1 miles Personally I had always identified today as a difficult one. Long distance, 103 miles,   lumpy terrain and the … Continue reading

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Roundabouts, red lights and buses! – Jogle 2015

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Day 7 – 13th August Kendal – Lancaster – Preston – Wigan – Warrington – 90.7 miles This was always going to be an awkward day. Bob had said as much. Once we had left the margins of the Lake … Continue reading

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The Longest Day – Jogle 2015

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Day 5 – 11th August Luss/Erskine Bridge/Paisley/Clarkston/Kilmarnock/Cumnock/Thornhill/Auldgirth – 107 miles A routine has developed. Essential when team work is involved. Alarm at 6.00 and up. Trev busys himself by starting to tidy up the van for transit whilst Bob and … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 – a Kiwi, Bill, and a ute

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Well, loads of Kiwis actually, one Bill (otherwise know as the Webb Ellis Cup), and a number of utes. I had hoped to post this yesterday, but the hangover from the day before said otherwise. Not a drunken hangover I … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 – what a journey!

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I cannot believe that the journey is almost at an end. In no time we will be back at Eden Park for the final game, New Zealand v France, the cumulation of seven weeks rugby, some good, some not so … Continue reading

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Goldie Vineyard – Island 2010 Rose

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Does it ever stop raining on Waiheke. Well not when I’m here. For the last two weeks the rain has been incessant. Granted, the sun does pop its head out occasionally, raising false hope, but not for long, and before … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 – it’s a girl!

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At half time in the Wales/France game I received a text. “We are in the hospital. The contractions are frequent”. Talk about timing Charlie. I am at a tense and gripping encounter in a Rugby World Cup semi final, right … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup 2011 – it’s going to be tense.

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I will pin my colours to the mast straight away. My heart says Wales v NZ for the final , but my head says France v NZ. But having got my predictions only 50% correct last week I suggest you take … Continue reading

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Goldwater Merlot – Waiheke?

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It has been raining for the last few days on Waiheke. Elsewhere too by all accounts. Last night the rains reached storm proportions, and, for the first time, sat on the deck as I write, we can hear the waves … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 – History repeating itself?

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Today is my birthday. No big deal at my age really and apologies for mentioning it. But I would have liked a birthday present from the England Dwarf Throwing, Binge Drinking, Ferry Jumping, Teflon Hands, Bungy Jumping, Rudderless, Witless, Clueless Rugby Team. … Continue reading

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