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3 day heat wave sparks moaning…

Yesterday (Monday) was the hottest day of the year so far in the U.K. with the temperature touching just over 32 C (90 F), prompting failures in trainlines, news programme features about how to avoid dying in the heat and of course, that great British Tradition of moaning about the weather. Sure, it was warm, … Continue reading

It could be worse, I could be a politician…

The Telegraph online carries an article today on a poll conducted amongst 11 to 18 year olds in the UK. The article focuses upon the conservative views of the kids as they aspire to achieve their dreams – with most saying we should reduce immigration & cut taxes (though a majority also wanted more spent … Continue reading

2012 Olympic Football – Team GB?

This week has seen the most remarkable piece of manoeuvring by the British Olympic Association (BOA) in it’s attempts to finalise the parameters for a ‘Team GB’ [sic] football team which will take part in next year’s London Olympics. Yesterday, the BOA issued a press release on it’s website claiming an “Historic Agreement” has been … Continue reading

Rory McIlroy – making me want to play golf since 2011

Back in April, this year, Rory McIlroy played one of the best Major Championships of his life at the US Masters in Augusta, Florida. It was the first time I’d ever watched a golf tournament on TV and this weekend is the second as Rory has once again been ‘ripping it up’ at the US … Continue reading

It’s all about the pension this week…

Earlier this week I attended a pension seminar, put on by work because my pension’s ‘Terms and Conditions’ are changing. As someone who is under 30 (still!), I’ll be honest and say that I’ve not really paid much attention to my pension, beyond the fact that my contribution, alongside my company’s contribution would add up … Continue reading

Thanks, but no thanks.

The BBC are reporting that Alex Bruce, an Englishman who has grandparents from both Northern and Southern Ireland is considering swapping the Republic of Ireland for Northern Ireland. Ordinarily, this would appear to be a good news story for Northern Irish football… except he already has 2 caps for playing for the Senior FAI side. … Continue reading

O2 – I’m leaving you!

I have around 10 month to run on my O2 mobile phone contract, yet with absolute certainty, I can tell you now, that unless they offer to move the ocean and moon for me come renewal time, I’ll be off to pastures new. I’m leaving, not because I am having issues with my network (though … Continue reading

A day at Lords – England v Sri Lanka

As well as Football and the Olympics, I do enjoy a bit of cricket. Those of you who have been reading for a while will have read several blogs from matches I’ve seen in India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia (twice) and of course matches across England. A few weekends ago, in the middle of … Continue reading

London 2012 Olympics

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed that I’ve seen a lot of football recently (when I say “a lot” what I actually mean is a healthy portion). Yet there are other sports in my life!! This past few  weeks have seen the first phase of ticketing for the London 2012 Olympics commenced (and … Continue reading

Thank You!!

On April 6th, I blogged a message of thanks to all who had helped me reach 1,000 visits to Finbar On Tour since it moved to WordPress, in what I felt was a respectable six months timescale. How wrong was I, because here I am, less than two months later saying thank you to all … Continue reading

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