Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birthday Notes

Happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Heather. Won’t give away her age, but its not a million miles away from my age. So start your guesses at 21.

You can follow her rants/musing on her blog.

Pictured here with her two little cherubs, Robert and Emma.

Rugby Notes

Ebbw Vale’s game on Sunday at home to Neath was snowed off. This was the scene last Sunday.
So Ebbw’s home record in 2010 through two whole months is played 1, won 1 – a great 23-6 win over Bedwas.
Report here.

Even the though there hasn’t been much rugby lately, there’s lots of activity off the field. Its all reported here.

The season started on 29 August and in the 25 weeks to date Ebbw have played 13 league games. The season ends on 20 April, and in the 9 weeks left in the season they have to fit in the remaining 11. Whilst a big chunk of this is due to frost and snow, some really stupid scheduling on the part of the WRU hasn’t helped.

Anyway, the remaining games are:

27 Feb - Llandovery (Away)
2 March - Aberavon (Home)
6 March - Carmarthen Quins (Home)
9 March - Cardiff (Away)
20 March - Cross Keys (Away)
24 March - Newport (Home)

31 March - Pontypridd (Away)
3 April - Swansea (Away)
10 April - Pontypool (Home)
20 April - Glam Wands (Home)
tba - Neath (Home)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Everything Notes

It’s been a while since this blog got updated; there’s been a lot going on.

Ava turned two on 10 January. She had a nice party (in Hoffi Coffi, natch). She says “ta” for all the cards and pressies. Pics on Flickr as usual.

I’ve got a new job. From 1 March (or thereabouts) I start on secondment from WAG as director of finance with the Forestry Commission Wales. Looking forward to the new challenge, even if my base will stay in the Cathays Park office in Cardiff.

The four probation areas/trusts have had their application to merge approved by the Ministry of Justice. The Wales Probation Trust will be established from 1 April, and I hope to be considered as a member of the Trust.

The one thing that hasn’t changed lately is Ebbw Vale rugby. The quality has remained at the same low level. Crashed out of the cup to Llanelli on a frozen Tredegar pitch, terrible in a friendly against Carmarthen Quins, and apparently equally terrible in a league game at Llanelli. Next up is Bedwas on Sunday. I’ll be there, but I’m not expecting much.

Great Superbowl result. Heavily favoured Peyton Manning & the Dolts lost to the New Orleans Saints. Aints no more.