A visit to Wales in general and Cardiff in particular

I had a lovely drive the other day. A good chunk of the principality of Wales. I drove from Welshpool to Cardiff on Monday afternoon, a distance of about 120 miles. The road is fabulous, winding, great views, wonderful countryside. The Welsh valleys have much to recommend them as a treat for the eyes. On the […]

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Invictus!

A movie was made a while ago about the South Africans who won the 1995 world cup !  A MOVIE ! Apparently its about triumph against the odds? Let us remind ourselves about that game and those gentlemen. Our greatest rugby foes, in their first world cup, at Ellis park. A  brutal Rugby cauldron at […]

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Social or anti-social media?

I have moved around a lot over the years and travelled the world, losing touch with everyone I met. Then the internet was invented and after a while Old friends sites came along, then google, then MySpace and Facebook. Suddenly at the click of a mouse we are back in touch with all the people […]

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We need a seven!

A few weeks ago Jen and I went along to Great Tripetts Farm to watch the final of a polo tournament. Great Trippetts is an absolutely fabulous location for polo. They have created the most beautiful lawn in an amazing setting. Very civilised indeed. Anyway this was a high goal match, meaning that some of […]

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25 random facts about me

1) I have size 13 feet. 2) I was the only kid in my schools history who played 1st XV rugby, 1st XI Cricket and 1st XI Soccer. 3) I was captain of my primary school gymnastics team. (I was little when I was at primary school) 4) I won a competition at a nightclub […]

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Why I lived in England

Following on from a discussion about how everyone thinks New Zealand is better than Britain. This isn’t exhaustive and isn’t meant to be biased as I am a hugely patriotic kiwi, but this will give a bit of an idea why I was quite happy living there. What I have done here is just compare […]

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Sandy versus Vodafone

I have two phones on our account with Vodafone. I pay them about £65 a month to provide a mobile phone service. They don’t have a signal at my house although their website says they do. I decided I had, had enough of paying for something I don’t get, the same as people who do […]

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Most amazing kiwi sports story ever

In the history Of New Zealand, only 6 men have played both Rugby and Cricket for NZ at international level. In NZ rugby history, one of the most controversial moments was Andy Hadens famous cheating dive from the line out to give NZ a chance of a penalty kick to win the test against Wales in 1978. At the […]

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Worst hotel experience ever

This is a copy of my email to the hotel I am so angry my hands are actually shaking. You will see I have Cc’d your group head office, I will also be posting this email on hotel review websites. To Begin We had some time ago booked a night in your hotel as my […]

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Goodwood membership, not doing that again!

What follows are my emails to Goodwood racecourse about what I consider to be poor value for money membership. “Some time ago I spent the best part of £300 buying an annual membership of your wonderful racecourse for my wife. We have done this for many years with the odd break. I just wanted to […]

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My tribute to my Dad

The following is what I read out at Dads funeral in 2009 I am Sandy, the middle son. I won’t know many of you in the room and there will be many who haven’t seen me since I was a kid . But thanks to you all for coming to see Dad off Dad would […]

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Hello world!

This is my blog, its my place to write my rants, publish my rails against poor service or observe the ridiculous and comment on stuff I deem noteworthy, I hope you enjoy it. Cheers Sandy

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