Fun in the sun!

01 November 2011

We’ve just returned from a fantastic holiday in Florida visiting Mickey Mouse and pals, and having a great time on the rides and other amusements. The weather was wonderful and Millie and Katie loved every minute of it. They have become expert rollercoaster-riders preferring Everest at Animal Kingdom and Aerosmith with it’s double-loop at Hollywood Studios. We slipped some tiny heel-lifts into Katie’s trainers so she could rise above the minimal height restrictions for the looping Aerosmith ride, and she rode it twice. It’s funny how she can go from an upside-down rollercoaster one minute to hugging Snow White the next. Brilliant fun and thanks Liz for a superb week!

With Florida behind me it’s time to start focusing on the upcoming season and after the time-change I’m really beginning to look forward to it. The season opens on the 26th of November so hopefully we’ll get some snow to reward all those who enjoy the early-season skiing as it’s one of the highlights of the winter. Pray for snow and we’ll see you soon!

Sports Report- While away I managed to watch some of the World Series, which turned out to be a fantastic Series with the St Louis Cardinals winning 4 games to 3 over the unlucky Texas Rangers. Texas were twice one-strike away from winning the Series in game six but St Louis saved themselves winning 10-9 in 11 innings to force a seventh and deciding game. (I know most of you do not have a clue about what I’m talking about but please indulge me as baseball is my all-time favourite sport) My beloved Pittsburgh Steelers are also doing well after a shaky start in the American Football and Michael R sent me a congratulations e-mail after the Steelers beat the Patriots (Michael’s team) in a thriller this past weekend. I’m pleased with the way the Hammers are shaping up under Big Sam and like every football fan in the country, except for Man U fans of course, was delighted with the 6-1 thrashing United took at Old Trafford by their cross-city rivals. Wow, what a result! Arsene will be pleased with Arsenal’s excellent win over Chelsea as Chelsea have endured a tough ten days and have missed out on climbing up the table and putting more pressure on both Manchester teams. And finally, I can’t believe the French almost won the World Cup but the New Zealanders will gratefully take it with enormous relief.

Stay tuned for more news as the new season approaches.

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