Alcala, the Rebel and Stable Touring

Regular followers of my horse racing ramblings might be wondering why my blog has fallen quiet in recent months, and quite honestly I’ve been asking myself the same question. It’s been that busy on that front since the back end of April that there just doesn’t seem like there was an appropriate break to catch-up…

Tackling Common Football Injuries

We know playing football is a great way to keep in shape but any physical activity can run the risk of injury and you don’t want to be limping around at work after twisting your ankle on the pitch! And no one wants to miss a game for a sprain or torn ligament… Luckily, there…

World Cup 2018: Who Wins It?

Now to the meat and gravy. Who wins the 2018 World Cup? Everybody will have their opinion or their fancy as to who will be lifting that famous trophy in July. Some logical, others pure heart on sleeve. It’s the one competition that everybody wants to win, and I for one, can’t dream of many…

World Cup 2018: The Hot Shots

We are now just days away from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and with excitement building, I thought I’d start putting together a few blogs to preview the biggest football tournament on the planet. The World Cup is perhaps best remembered for its famous goals, think Hurst, Maradonna and my first World Cup memory,…

Cartmel Provides Another Golden Day Out

For more than a decade we’ve made the annual Bank Holiday trip to Cartmel Races. BBQ’s, windbreakers and camping chairs in tow, it’s been one of the first dates in the diary for plenty of our friends and family. It would often involve a full weekend of camping in the Lakes and see us rise…

Proper Cricket Returns

There has been plenty of water under the bridge since England travelled out to Australia for the Ashes last year. Not least seven Test matches have been played by England in that time and not one of them has resulted in a Three Lions victory. While we might have been revelling in the Aussies kicking…