Posts Tagged rugby

Feb 3 2008

More cancellations

Wel, the Coldstream football match was cancelled as well. This was also a shame, but it gave me a chance to watch the rugby. Neither match was particularly great, but the England-Wales match at least produced some excitement. Well done to Wales for staging a great comeback. The real pity of the match was that each team played a really good half – just different half. If England’s first half performance and Wales’ second half performance had been up against each other – it would have been a classic match. Now watching the final match of the weekend, Scotland-France, and Scotland are 17-6 down, but looking like they could open up, so all is not lost.

It’s a real weekend for sport – I’m off to Galashiels later to watch the Superbowl at a friend’s house. We do this every year, and it’s really just an excuse for a lads night with beer, snacks and chat. Plus he has a good big screen and Sky HD 🙂

We’ve got to be a bit careful with money this month, just with a few expenses all coming up at once – car tax, MOT etc., so we’re trying to use up food in the freezer to try and keep the food costs down. I have to do the food shopping tomorrow – and here is my food plan for the week (in no particular order) :

  • Beef, Guinness and Cheese pie
  • Jamie Oliver’s Old Man’s Chicken
  • Zanzibar chicken
  • Lasagne
  • Spaghetti with prawns
  • Chilli (Lisa makes this)

This week will start off the new version of my food diary, and I’ll have to see about the best way to organise this – maybe even see if there’s a nice WordPress Plugin 🙂

I also have to convert my older food posts to this format. That should spark some ideas anyway.

Feb 2 2008

No Cinders, you shall not go to the ball

Played football at Tweedbank last night and won both matches.  We play one main match for about 90 minutes, then have a short ‘best of three’ at the end – we won both 🙂

However, Yetholm’s match today has been cancelled.  It’s a bit of a shame, because I was quite looking forward to it.  However, Coldstream are playing at home, so I may get to see them (which doesn’t happen very often).  This is assuming that their match isn’t cancelled as well, of course.  It also means that I get to watch the rugby – the Six Nations kicks off today, and England’s opening match is against Wales at Twickenham – should be a good one.

Saw Jamie Oliver making pasta the other night, and he did it really quickly.  I like making my own pasta, but it can be a bit of a faff doing all the kneading etc.  However Jamie just mixed everything up in the food processor  and then whacked it through the pasta machine – bonus!  Might try that soon.