Last of Summer, Last Night of the Proms

It has been quite some time since I posted anything to my blog, but I have been incredibly busy at work for the past two or three weeks and have had neither the time nor the energy. I’ve also been struggling to get the archiving feature to work, so bear with me on that one.

The sun is shining here in Stockport, a typical English Indian Summer day. I’m not quite sure where that phrase comes from, but it is likely to be of American derivation. Whatever, it means summer hasn’t quite left us yet and we are planning what might be the last barbecue of the year.There are some excellent bbq recipe idea at the British Barbecue site, although me and the kids are more plain steak people. (Sorry about the Rule Britannia music on the site.)

Which is a neat link to the Last Night of the Proms which takes place tonight. Always great fun to watch on tv with the aforementioned Rule Britannia being one of the highlights. Founded by Sir Henry Wood, the Proms began in 1895 and have become a national institution. However, they also have sad memories for Pat. She remembers watching the Last Night with her mum just before she died of cancer in 1982.

It’s Pat’s birthday tomorrow and guess how she plans spending it? Dragon Boat racing at Sale Water Park. Well at least it is in a good cause, to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

On the sporting front, I am delighted to say that Lancashire thrashed Sussex by an innings and 19 runs. That means that the Red Rose county are still in the running for the championship which will go down to the last game of the season, although you’d have to say the advantage is still with Sussex.

Ah well, time to begin preparations for the bbq, but before I go, a quick joke – David Blaine has apparently given up his attempt to sit in a box doing nothing for 44 days after he heard that Emile Heskey has been doing it for England for four years! You have to know footie (soccer) to understand that one.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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