It’s getting closer

by Alan on September 18, 2015

in Rugby

googleRWCWith only around 4 hours to go until the RWC starts this evening in Twickenham, I must admit to getting really excited.I absolutely love this competition, the mix of brilliant skills, strength and speed along with the global spirit of camaraderie that exists in rugby, makes it a unique sporting event.
This one though is also a bit closer to us as Tecwyn has been working involved in the planning and building of all the RWC websites and apps. As a result, I’ve heard lots of the inside developments and also some of the lighter moments. There’s no doubt that he’s had a ball getting things ready for the off. So bring it on and may we have a feast of entertainment in the weeks to come as the we enjoy the best of a World in Union.

Tecwyn’s work at RWC 2015

by Alan on September 18, 2015

in Family, Rugby

For the last 3 years my younger son, Tecwyn, has been working at World Rugby (was International Rugby Board) on the digital team, looking after the development of their websites and apps. This is his interview – in Welsh – for BBC Radio Cymru this morning.

It was good to hear him admit that he is “hollol bonkers” something some of us have known for a long time!!

Nice one Tec.

Do you Haka or Hakarena?

by Alan on September 18, 2015

in Rugby

I didn’t like the spoof of the Haka that Matt Dawson produced earlier this week but even though it was in bad taste it still might have been better than this rendition by the All Blacks against the Barbarians in the famous 1973 match.

Veterans Badge

9 September 2015 Military

Today I received my Veterans Badge reminding me of 18 very happy years service to HM The Queen, The Royal Artillery’s Captain General.

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Music, music everywhere – and all for Free?

1 September 2015 Family

 The old world order of Vynil was so easy, and offered the joys of playing the old Sleeveface games, but now music is so different. Why buy records when you can just sign up for access to the world’s music for next to nothing?

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Wake up and smell the coffee

14 July 2015 Business

I’m waiting in a coffee shop whilst my car gets its MOT done. By “waiting” I really mean “having breakfast” and coffee. It’s a nice, clean, recently opened little place with a reasonable breakfast too.  But it doesn’t have many customers, 3 in fact in the hour I’ve been here and I think I know […]

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Horses or Tanks – who wins?

13 July 2015 Lessons

Cavalry charges: that’s how it used to be in the good old days! But then came the Tank: dirty, ugly, noisy and of course terribly effective in battle. So the horses moved from the battlefield to other parts of the Army. So it must be a bit of a surprise to find that the British Army still […]

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