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MY words of wisdom today come from deepest Essex – Colchester to be precise, which the locals tell me is the oldest recorded town in England, and I for one believe them.
As ever it’s the old farmhouse B&B for me. Lovely room, nice people, walks across the fields to the reservoir and big breakfasts – what more do you or I want?
The Barmaid’s Bosom was agog with rumour and counter-rumour this week as it was revealed that Crime had been seen spending his money in a certain other local hostelry. Crime is one of the regulars in the Barmaid’s and gets his nickname not from being a criminal but because he never pays. Get it?
Anyway it was reported to those gathered that Crime had been seen in another pub/restaurant, not only paying for a round of drinks but also shelling out for the party he was with to have a meal as well.
Not wishing to name the place, when Crime came in on Sunday lunch he was immediately set upon by the regulars as to why he was spending his money in another place of entertainment, not that there is much entertainment in the Barmaid’s.
It turns out it was not his money at all, but his wife had given him the money to pay for the food and drinks. Now that was his excuse, but to be honest his reputation has been ruined and his nickname may have to be changed forever.
Anyway it’s back to the Faithful City for Reg’s testimonial game against Moseley at Sixways tomorrow and let’s hope it is a good one for him.
For me you can keep all your Beckhams and Petersons and Hamiltons. I reckon people like Tony Windo are the life blood of sport and in a game that’s getting ever faster and with players ever fitter he has done superbly to last for 20 years at the top of the game.
There must be times when it comes down to pure passion and determination to want to get out there and play, so well done to him.
I’m also back for my nipper’s party on Saturday night as it now seems folks have to celebrate every 10 years as a special birthday.
I am not against it at all but I feel I should be having three or four parties for the decades I have missed out on.
Anyway happy birthday to Lynsey, who is Joshua George’s mum. She deserves a line from me every now and then.
Last week I said I had not really got into the Olympics. I have now, and what a great Games it has been for the British, but why do we not celebrate it more? Union Jacks should be flying from every public building and house. It is from mine before you ask. We should be proud of what our athletes have done.
* Dave Bradley is the BBC Hereford and Worcester sports correspondent.
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