Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Baby wants to Bleep

It's the 13th of December, the social storm that is November has finally passed us by. The Autumn Rugby Internationals and the inevitable days on end spent feeling sorry for ourselves are set aside for next year. November has been especially long this time around, as always you have such a good time and you feel your gut wrenching at the thought of not being involved it it all, thus making it last until mid-December!

I've just had a quiet weekend for the first time in a while. My friend Bleddyn has been really ill over the last couple of months (All the gory details can be found on his site) and he invited me up to Pembrokeshire to keep him company as he was feeling a million times better after his operation. We just relaxed around the house on Saturday and Sunday as Bledd was too weak to actually venture outside.

Saturday evening my family happened to be in St.Davids so I went out to see them for a while. After about 15mins of waiting outside numerous gift (tack) stores while my parents milled around as slow as possible ("Ooh, I've found a lovely mug for your uncles divorced wifes new daughter" - who?!"), I decided that enough was enough and it was time for me to go back to Bledds house and away from the insanity of Christmas for a little longer.

Sunday, I watched two cracking games of rugby with Bledds dad and brother. It was the next round of the Heineken Cup (Europes premier club rugby competition) and my team, the Llanelli Scarlets, overcame previous cup winners and current English champs London Wasps 21-13 in a blinding match! The second match was between the Ospreys and Leicester, the English were eventually too strong for the Swansea based team despite a bright first half. The Ospreys game was the first game back for Golden Boy Gavin Henson after 5 months out injured, he had a great game despite the jeering and wolf whistles from the crowd.

I had fully intended to catch the 6pm train back to Swansea from Haverfordwest but decided to do a small detour and visit my sister instead. Luckily, she had a roast dinner on the go. I took a few tasty slices from the lamb that was still cooking and then headed to the pub to meet up with the King and his girlfriend Myfannwy. The King and I lived together in Cardiff but have lived in different locations for the last 18 months, probably for the best as neither of us are good influences on each other. I had re-scheduled to catch the 8pm train, at 7:56pm I was ordering another round. "Okay, I'll catch the 10pm train".... 10:30pm I was buying a kebab and sharing drunken banter with other revellers. I finally caught the train at 7:20am on Monday... feeling a bit rough.

That's the socialising done until Boxing Day. The blip of Christmas will be over soon enough. I'm undecided as to what to do on New Years - it's usually rubbish. After that, it's Novembers bigger brother and sister, February & March.


At 2:42 pm, Blogger Huw thought it was best to say...

Your nursing of Bleddyn is touching. As is your adoration of Gavin Henson.


At 3:13 pm, Blogger Curly thought it was best to say...

Mentioning Gavins name and providing pictures gets extra readers, doesn't it? Ask the Mirror.

Do you think I should have linked to his team mate Andrew Millward instead? I've heard he's shagging Katherine Jenkins...

At 3:38 pm, Blogger Huw thought it was best to say...

Shall we gave a Church or Jenkins debate?

Or is there no debate to be had? I'm sorry, I'm old and out of touch.

At 3:40 pm, Blogger Huw thought it was best to say...

Obviously I meant "have" there, not "gave".

I was just testing you.

Ummm. You passed.

At 3:52 pm, Blogger Curly thought it was best to say...

Glad I passed! *phew*

The debate still rages, but most people have made up their minds. Which camp are you in? Katherine has by far the better vocals(ahem) in my opinion.

At 4:44 pm, Blogger Me Over Here thought it was best to say...

This post was just dripping of Curly Sweetness.

While I agree with Huw that it was kind of you to visit your ill friend (glad he's better, by the way), I found it extra sweet that you stopped off to visit your sister. I think siblings are really important (at least, mine is to me). I always wanted a brother.

Wow, that was a lot of rambling. Onward with December!

At 4:45 pm, Blogger Me Over Here thought it was best to say...

P.S.--I really like all the Welsh names of your friends. It's fun for me to sit here and try to sound them all out. I butcher them, sorry.

At 5:22 pm, Blogger Curly thought it was best to say...

Bleddyn is one of the easiest to pronounce : -

'Ble' = is easy (rhymes with 'Yeah')
'dd' = sounds like 'th' in 'the'
'yn' = in

Myfannwy, Osian and Eirian - I'll leave for another day! I know a bloke called Rheinallt too.. that's tough even for me! I'll try and sort out an Audioblog or something!! Cope might be able to help you!

At 6:04 pm, Blogger Huw thought it was best to say...

Yes, yes. Naturally I was talking about vocals too.

I think part of it for me is that Church has been around for quite a while, and so Jenkins offers some... erm, fresher vocal talent. That said, Church's vocals in the video for Call My Name were rather spectacular.

At 10:52 pm, Blogger deanne thought it was best to say...

Heeey - I used to live in Haverford West. I keep meaning to go back for a visit and some point.

At 12:36 pm, Anonymous chess thought it was best to say...

Hey man, lets hope we turn them (Picwns) over today too!


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