My Story

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

This is why once you’ve traveled for the first time all you want to do is leave again. They call it the travel bug, but really it’s the effort to return to a place where you are surrounded by people who speak the same language as you. Not English or Spanish or Mandarin or Portuguese, but that language where others know what it’s like to leave, change, grow, experience, learn, then go home again and feel more lost in your hometown then you did in the most foreign place you visited.

Cricket

This weekend I played cricket for the first time in what has to be a good few years. I say cricket, it was more an impromptu game during a BBQ of who can survive the most of balls with the loser having to do a shot of whiskey. A lot of beer, a dozen guys, narrow garden, close field, one bounce - one hand rule, one ex professional and a perpetual onslaught of banter mixed in between a lot of dubious deliveries. There’s no better way to play this great game.

Forest Man. I wonderful documentary on one man who’s been planting trees since 1979 in a wasteland on a remote river island in India, that has now turned into a forest that’s larger than Central Park, and returned wildlife and hope to this once barren land.

Heat wave

So, the South East of England is currently experiencing a heat wave that has forced the government to issue a health warning, and give advice on how to stay safe during these tough times. I’m sure it’s an invigorating read, but what would be more useful is if they could advise me on, how after the sun sets, I can continue to keep cool whilst doing computer things by keeping my bedroom window open, without it then starting to house more different species of insects than the deepest, darkest Amazon. I lay on my bed and it feels like I’m on an episode of Fear Factor.

Socks

I feel I no longer need a sock drawer. Whenever I’m in need a pair, I just look in the legs of whatever pairs of jeans are laying around on my bedroom floor. I’m never disappointed.

Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.
- The Catcher In The Rye, 63 today.
If at any point in any Lionel Messi game he hasn’t scored a hat-trick or dribbled around the entire team, some people are disappointed. It is an inevitability, given his towering reputation. You’d also be disappointed if the Loch Ness Monster was just a crocodile and not this incredible dinosaur that shoots cake out of its eyes with lazers, as is my understanding of it.
- On why Lionel Messi was fully deserving of his Golden Ball award.

The end

As we approach the curtain call of arguably the best ever World Cup, my desired outcome for tonight game isn’t formed from having a preference in which team I would like to see win, but in seeing a certain player win it. Germany have continued to build on their style of complete football to see themselves as the stand out team of the tournament, and therefor the more deserving winners, but for me, Lionel Messi is the greatest to of played the game, so seeing him lift the only trophy he’s yet to win his decorated career would be a great celebration of this great mans contribution. It’s not really the way you should approach a World Cup Final but tonight I support Lionel Messi, and it’s him I want to see win the greatest trophy in world sport.

I should of hit this milestone a long time a go. Hopefully the next 1000 do not take so long.

I should of hit this milestone a long time a go. Hopefully the next 1000 do not take so long.