Cyprus 2015

Not very often that you need to put the sun parasol up to keep you from the rain, in Cyprus. 



Cyprus 2015

Wow, that was a flight and a half last night. Severe turbulence over Turkey then detour to Larnaca Airport as Paphos was closed due to heavy thunder, lightening and winds. Then finally after 6.5 hours, landed back at Paphos. Need a holiday now!ūüėé

Cyprus 2015

And so half term has arrived. It feels so long since we last went on holiday, actually only 2 1/2 months but what a 2 1/2 months – Rugby World Cup arrived and we have been entertained by some fantastic matches both in the Millennium Stadium and also at Twickenham; two great weekends in London. 

But now it is time to relax, so off to Cyprus we will fly. Had an excellent meal in the Oriental Restaurant last night before a good night sleep at the Sofitel Gatwick. Now rested and ready for our afternoon flight – happy days!

RWC 2015

So only three matches left to be played until Wales lift the Webb Ellis Cup. Dreams can come true.  Good luck Wales tomorrow, let’s beat the Boks for a second time in a year. We will be at Twickenham cheering you on. #iamwales #RWC2015

RWC 2015

What a great weekend, just gone, in the wonderful company of Tony and Jacqui.

Pre match drinks in Richmond, the Sun followed by the White Cross, then the big match at Twickenham.  On this occasion Wales, although putting in a fantastic performance, lost against Australia but are still in the quarter finals.

After the match we had post match dinner at the Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden.  Fantastic meal and drinks.

Sunday morning was back to Covent Garden and brunch at Balthazar before a walk around Covent Garden and then home via Clapham Junction. Great brunch in a great atmosphere.

Tickets bought for next week’s Quarter Final against South Africa.  We have beaten SA once in the past 12 months so looking forward to next week and the return visit to Twickenham.

RWC 2015

Getting really excited as the big day has arrived – off to Twickers to watch Wales, hopefully, beat Australia to qualify top of pool A.  Unlike England, we have managed to get out of it.

Looking forward to our first visit to the Sun pub in Richmond. 
C’mon Wales!!!!!

RWC 2015

What a fantastic game and result last night, well done Australia.  Australia looked well organised, disciplined and looked more focuses on winning against England.  Every time Australia had the ball they looked dangerous, whilst England could not find any gaps or rhythm.

How Michael Lynagh managed not to gloat at the end of the match, sitting next to Inverdale, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Clive Woodward, is a testament to his character. The arrogance of both the England set up and English media is the reason why supporters of Ireland, Scotland and Wales were behind the Australian’s last night.  It was even suggested by Inverdale that one of the expected teams (England) should not have gone out.  Does he not realise where Wales are in world ranking at the moment, surely Wales and Australia, being higher up the rankings, should, and might I say, have gone through.

England and the English media now need to realise that the World Cup goes on with the remaining countries and without the hosts, but on it goes.  It is the media who can keep the profile of the event in the front of everyone’s mind. Please do not move the remaining games to ITV 2,3 or 4!

As a Welshman lucky enough to have a ticket for Twickenham next Saturday, I am looking forward to the party.