Rugby season begins (for me at least…)

Hampstead took on Bank of England at their palatial HQ on Saturday, and with a rather makeshift pack we managed to win 22 – 17 courtesy of a last minute converted try. I’m suffering today as we were under alot of pressure at scrums, regularly retreating several metres. We did however manage 5 against the head, mainly due to ponderous hooking by my opposite number.I hadn’t planned to play much this year, but the team was desperate so I played.

A couple of seasons ago, Bank were quite a force. I guess either visas ran out or they have all decamped to London South Africa, totseins. Nice to finally beat them at their place.

Reading the paper today, Bath and Northampton seemed to have been winding each other up. Or at least that’s what a crowd member alleged. Neither side seemed to hear the racial abuse, mystifying…. Harks back to the supposed racial abuse of Epi Taione of Newcastle a couple of seasons ago. We’ll have to wait and see what happens there. I have a feeling not much will come of it.

I was going to venture to the not so delightful wilds of Watford to watch Saracen’s give a debut to Andy Farrell; decided not to as tickets are extortionate. They thumped Newcastle, so I didn’t miss much.

No rugby next weekend….



I’m on leave from the British Museum at the moment, so I am using it to do something more useful. So I’ve been surfing the web, looking for a car to buy (at the moment it is looking like a second hand Lotus Elise), a new house (bored with mine) and avoiding doing work as I get tempted whilst out of office!I’ve just got back from the Loire valley, where I managed to find some decent white wine, some cheap champagne and some rather nice method traditionelle Vouvray. I also might have got snapped speeding near Calais (although the cameras can’t get you here until next year.) Whilst I’m on the subject of France. What sort of place has supposedly 24 hour petrol pumps that are unmanned and don’t let you use overseas credit cards? I’ll let you work that one out.

Holiday is stacking up at the moment, I’ve accumulated 58 days over the last couple of years, and I’m going to make use of it this time. Off to Libya to partake in some Roman ruin viewing during November, New Year in Herefordshire, February skiing in France and then who knows. That’s still around 40 days to use. Perhaps I should work 2 day weeks for a bit. Next challenge Bank Of England rugby this Saturday.
Dan @ Cranmore

The prologue

Well I’ve had this domain for rather along time now, and so far it’s just been my experimentation zone. It holds test websites, my photo collections and various Content management systems that I’m trying out; they are all developed on php.

However, it is probably now time to get it working properly and use it for something useful. Well, maybe not…

So what’s been going on recently, well my brother has decided to get married, more fool him and it was a good day out. Catholic Mass followed by huge reception, followed by boozy party.