Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Ballad Of Reading

Have just found this article on the Daily Mail website, regarding the closure of Reading Prison, made famous by Oscar Wilde.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Charity Begins...

Look what I found yesterday in a charity shop in Henley-on-Thames...

At only £6.99 (about US/AU$12), a real bargain don't you think?

Steven- Doctor Who/Sherlock- Moffat's award winning comedy produced by his wife Sue Vertue. Haven't seen this since it was first broadcast in the early 2000's. Will look forward to revisiting the bizarre world of this group of friends.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Oh Dear

Ipswich demonstrated how to out-play visitors Reading with a 2 goal win. Despite this the Royals remain 6th in the Championship, just ahead of Ipswich.

25 Jan Ipswich 2 - 0 Reading

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


I got a call from the hospital yesterday asking if I could come in today to deal with my mystery lump (more here). All told I think it took about an hour and at the moment I can't feel a thing thanks to the "local" but I expect it will be sore later.

I'm told the results will be back from the Lab in a few weeks.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Saturday, 18 January 2014


11 Jan Watford 0 - 1 Reading
18 Jan Reading 7 - 1 Bolton

The Royals move back into the play-off zone (6th place) on 41 points, below Nottingham Forest on 44.

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Game Is On

If like me you're enjoying the current series of Sherlock, why not take this light hearted quiz on the Telegraph website. You might just learn which character you are most like.

Apparently I have a tendency to be like Dr Watson. Hmmm... guess it could have been worse.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Getting My Hands Dirty

Tonight was my first evening back at college in what seems like an age, I think it's something like 18 months. So nice to get my hands back in the clay! Pictures to follow in the next few weeks.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Cannot Be Serious?

At the moment we have on our TV screens an (insurance) advert featuring former tennis professional John McEnroe, playing a parody of himself (and his famous Wimbledon rant).

Given Mr McEnroe is a well known American citizen and has- to British ears- a strong accent, how come his on-screen wife and family all speak with pitch perfect British accents with not a trace of US influence LOL?

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Nottingham Forest and the Royals shared a point each following a rain soaked match at the Mad Stad. Perhaps both teams were feeling a little hungover..?

Reading 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest