|Ddraig Goch 365|
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Today I took to the hockey pitch again as a stubborn if slightly overweight defender for Abergavenny against a fit Whitchurch team, we sadly came up short losing 5-1. Our opponents were worthy winners who play the game in a refreshing way.
I needed a strong coffee and later a hot bath to bring me around.........and I know that my legs will not feel like they belong to me for some days.
Friday, February 26, 2010
7.45 and looking ahead to Wales v France from the Millennium Stadium with a great deal of trepidation. The French side look capable of playing 80 minutes of power rugby which I am not at all confident that Wales can match....we will see.
It is a good to be able to think of such things following a trying week. I also popped down to Cardiff at lunchtime today for a Friday Pub Lunch with my IB colleagues and a chance to catch up with my missed week....hence two empty bottles of a quality red wine.......legal of course.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A lovely surprise arrived on the Ward this morning, a special small blue parcel full of goodies and a balloon from my wonderful colleagues at the IB in Cardiff - a big Thank You from us all.
I am also sure that everyone's prayers, thoughts and goodwill messages are having the desired effect - many thanks to everyone from the whole family.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Day 3 Jaycob looking more himself, he walked a little today and painted some pictures in the playroom. He did have to have an EEG this afternoon, and. is not looking forward to a possible 3 week stay in hospital. The diagnosis is still an encephalitis of some kind.
His sister is Abi also being very brave in very trying circumstances.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Day 2 in the Children's Ward at Nevill Hall Hospital. Jaycob who has suspected encephalitis (either chicken pox or herpes related) is responding slowly to treatment. He did manage to smile and squeeze my finger today. He is still quite tired but is now eating again.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Short update post. This morning at 8.15 Jaycob was admitted to Nevill Hall Hospital having suffered another funny turn.
Bless him he has had a CT scan and a lumber puncture in addition to anti-viral medication and has been quite poorly throughout the day -he has been extremely brave. The medical team have been marvellous -we hope for better news tomorrow.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
( image courtesy of @jamesfk)
At home with some free time I finally download the BBC iPlayer for the Wii, this means that from now on catch-up TV is now playable on the television, no more laptop screen viewing. It does appear that the Wii Wi-Fi usage does cause issues for other devices in the house!
This post was partially sent from my HTC Google phone with additional material added later.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Having been without my beloved mode of transport since 11 02, I finally received confirmation from the windscreen company that Audi was ready for collection. Having been repaired the only concern was how to get the car home.....a few trips later and it was back on the drive.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Mmmmm another day another walk for lunch. Today's lunch was a coronation chicken wrap and a latte all for £4.50.
The rest of the day seemed just hard work, not helped by a trip to the Emergency Room withmy grandson at the end of the day - thankfully he just appears to have become overtired while on his antibiotics , he seems to be almost back to normal......home at 8:15pm...bed!!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I should have been more suspicious and asked more questions ahead of saying yes to playing - one question would have been, do we have a full team? The answer would have been well hopefully! We actually began with 8 players against the 11 man Swansea University side, having to take one player off to umpire. We actually offered the opposition a 5-0 walkover and 3 league points, however they preferred to play the game.To say that we were apprehensive in defence would be an understatement as the table topping team of young students took aggressively to the pitch as you will see above they are runaway leaders of the division by 10 points.
The game actually became an even tussle when we went to 9 players after 15 minutes and the final result:
Abergavenny A - 0 Swansea Unviersity B - 2 ( 1 goal scored in each half!!!)
The next picture today I suspect was taken in the late 1980's ( the photo is black and white, plus the game was on a grass pitch!!!!) and shows a somewhat younger and slimmer me front left when I was actually a right winger.... oh! happy days.
The shot above was taken I believe at a mixed game in the 1990's and contains some long term Abergavenny Hockey members ( Trevor Scott back left, Adil Gatrad back right, Pat Harrison back third from left, Kevin Phillips front left, Nigel Sanchez to the left of me) - myself with novelty facial hair!!! - I know many of the other names however does anyone else recognise themselves?
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Indeed a smashed rear screen on my beloved Audi! All esoteric, culture driven and doubtless worthy blog posts flew from my mind as I came down to earth with a bump - or a crash followed by a the tinkle of falling glass. It was straight on to my insurance company and through to their windscreen replacement service for the low down on the repair and its implications ( mainly an excess of £75!)
Above you can see the cleaned up window following around an hour of work to prepare it for the 35 mile trip to Autoglass in Cardiff - above is the cleaned up window with the glass in a recycling bag!
This was followed by a slightly chilly trip down to Cardiff with youngest Laura following in her car which will be my transport to work tomorrow! As with all of these happenings there is never a good time, things are extremely busy in the world of IB online with workshops for Diploma teachers beginning next Wednesday and all of the things which have to be in place beforehand - 30 globally spread leaders to be prepared and their workshop spaces etc.. etc....
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Monday, February 8, 2010
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
It has been quite a horological few days for me, on my main blog I posted on the fabulous 'Bulbdial Clock' yesterday having come across in current UK issue of WIRED magazine. On a visit to my parents house today I was talking to them about how this love of 'time pieces began for me way back in 1975 ( when I was 18) when my father bought the kit version of the Sinclair Black digital watch, I can still recall the care with which he put it together. It actually worked for a while before it became somewhat erratic and eventually became consigned to a draw...... Mum even believes that it still in a draw and I firmly believe that on my next visit it may yet emerge. It is possible that this Sinclair experience led to my first computer purchase of a ZX81 ( 8192-byte ROM, and either one 1024-byte RAM chip, or two 1024x4 bit RAM chips.) which went to college with me in 1981 - not quite up to even a modern day non smart phone!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Back on form today, we have had a possible explanation for our headaches this week. Our next door neighbour's had the fire brigade around this morning following a carbon monoxide scare from their new woodburner! It might just be coincidence but you never know....must buy a carbon monoxide alarm.