Wayne's Daily Diary Archive

20 June 2007

21 June 2012
"Daddy, my croc!".

We’re still waiting for summer although we’ve had some lovely days mixed in with the grey skies, just enough to keep us sane. We’ve still managed loads of out-door activities and it hasn’t been so wet to stop me playing golf! We had a great bike ride on Father’s Day and poor Katie hit a root on the path and pitched herself into the Wey River. The poor little sausage was shocked and the first thing she yelled when she surfaced was, “ My croc! ”. Fortunately crocs float so I managed to retrieve it before dragging the brave Katie through the stinging nettles to the river bank. She then said, “ Mummy, I need a dock leaf! ”. Anyway, we dried her off as best we could and finished our ride before having Fred and Liz over for a superb Father’s Day BBQ in the evening.

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the Euros and have been watching games most evenings. It’s been nice to watch some new players playing for England and fingers crossed that they can progress to the next round on Sunday night against the Italians. (Hopefully Mario won’t show up!)

I haven’t heard from the rest of the boys lately but I do know Andreas is taking tennis lessons and starting to play in tournaments, and at the moment he’s on holidays in Sweden with his family. Chris and Suzanne have been busy in Normandy but are now in Val d’Isere for a few days, TJ is in Scotland, Thomas was on a little holiday last I heard, Henry is enjoying fatherhood and is expecting again, Pietro is working on his park in Italy, and Oli and JM will be doing their summertime thing in the Pyrenees and beyond. Stay tuned for another update soon and don’t forget to check the Out-of-Season photos from time-to-time.

11 June 2012
Next winter's planning is up and running!

The weather of late has been pretty jolly depressing but we did manage a lovely weekend in Brighton with Jonathan. Brighton is a fantastic place and we had a great time along the sea-front, walking the Lanes, people watching, visiting the aquarium, playing in the penny arcade and shopping in the Taj, which is wonderful with just about everything Indian/Asian you can think of. We had a brilliant BBQ with lamb from the Taj and it was so good I bought 24 chops to take home! The girls camped in a tent in Jonathan’s hallway before scaring themselves silly on the trampolines and it was a top couple of days. Thank you very much Jonathan for the hospitality! (Check photos)

I’m getting ready for the England v France game, which starts in just over an hour’s time and let’s hope the boys can play above themselves without the heavy expectation that normally seems to cripple them on these big occasions.

The 2012/13 season planning is now up and running so please get in touch as soon as you know your dates.

6 June 2012
The Best of Britain!

Wow! What a fantastic week of Jubilee Celebrations. I’ve really enjoyed the festivities and it’s been great to see the colour and excitement in the streets around where we live, and also the brilliant display in London, which has showcased itself beautifully to the rest of the world. In all my time in Britain I’ve never felt such emotion and a patriotic buzz that has inspired me to leave our bunting up for the Euros and the Olympics. This past week has been the perfect warm-up to the games and a taste of the atmosphere that awaits the rest of the world. God Save the Queen! (Check photos)

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