Friday, July 31, 2009

A Legend Moves On

I just heard that a legend in English football has sadly passed away. Sir Bobby Robson died of cancer earlier today at the age of 76.

He was probably the greatest England manager since Sir Alf Ramsey and took England to the semi-finals of World Cup 1990 where sadly they lost on penalties to the dreaded 'bosch' (aka the Germans). I can still remember that night clear as day, I really thought we were gonna win it that night but the hearts of a nation were broken, as I'm sure they are this morning.

He was a wonderful man and a gentleman by all accounts. I'd love to have spent 20 minutes having a beer with him as I'm sure he would have many great tales to tell.

Anyway, if you want to read more, here are various links to stories. Sad day.

And as much as I hate to post it...the night we nearly made it (damn you Chris Waddle):


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Driving in Boston

Everybody's listened to me rant and rave about driving in Boston and around the North Shore. I have to say it's nothing compared to this:


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Joys of Marmite

Marmite, I can't get enough of the stuff! In the UK they run a commercial about how you either love or hate Marmite and it seems that American's are firmly in the 'Hate' column. Maria can't stand the smell of it let alone the taste and she always knows I've had it. My colleague Richard (a fellow Yorkshireman) is also a big fan and sure enough, his American wife hates it too. He says she refuses to kiss him when he has eaten it and can smell it on his breath from yards away. Somehow it puts me in mind of having illicit cigarettes behind the bicycle sheds at school.
Today Richard and I decided to introduce Marmite to some of our colleagues who have not had the good fortune to try it. Richard toasted some bagels, loaded them with margarine and Marmite and laid them out for us. We thought we had a convert in one of our colleagues but sadly he turned at the last mouthful. The remains were left to Richard, myself and another fellow Brit.


Monday, July 27, 2009

This was all the wife's idea

Welcome to our blog. Maria expressed an interest in having a little corner to write things about our life and especially about our perfect little daughter, Lucy, who came into our lives about 3 months ago, as I write this.
I started out making a webpage for us to do this but in the end using Blogger seemed like a simpler option for us both. We will try to keep it reasonably up to date but the demands of a baby can be quite time consuming so bear with us...