I couldn’t watch the Euro final. Neil put it on as we were getting breakfast. England were already in the lead and the crowd were vocal. With my back to the TV I could tell when Italy got the ball because the booing was louder than the cheering. It reminded me too much of the […]
Is Football Coming Home?
England’s football team are currently in the late stages of Euro 2020. (At any other time it would seem ridiculous that a tournament titled one year is played in another, but we all know these are not normal times.) I had a vague awareness that they’d played a few games recently, seen reported results, but […]
Bright greens have become the warmth of orange and yellow with a scattering of red, and bronze glows in the light of a low sun. Autumn is upon us, the land transforming as the leaves change colour and then fall. A stiff wind brings a chill, tearing leaves from their flimsy anchors, swirling them into […]
Wet, Wet, Wet
A return to last year and our return to Sheffield (via Northumberland) in November 2019. Northumberland is one of my favourite places: open countryside for miles, historic towns – Alnwick, a charming old market town, grey-stoned, with its huge castle dominating – and a wild coast that varies between wide sandy beaches and rocky outcrops. […]
We’re in Yorkshire for the UCI world championships* and it looks like it’s going to be a wet one. We catch the train into Harrogate for the men’s Time Trial, finding a good spot by a corner where they have to slow down. The time trial provides a good chance of seeing individual riders – […]