2019年09月22日

Greetings

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I hope that you're having a good week. And I hope that you're enjoying the Rugby World Cup.






All the players and their faithful fans have descended upon Japan.
Twenty teams from the four hemispheres of the world will compete for a place in the final.





Here are a few facts about rugby that I have learnt.
The sport rugby is named after The Rugby School in Warwickshire in England where it was first played.
The first time a National Anthem was sung before a sporting event happened spontaneously in 1905 when New Zealand 🇳🇿 famously danced the Haka. This was to be the start of a trend which now happens at all international events where both teams national anthems are sung before the start of a game.
The same whistle is used to kick off the opening game of every World Cup Tournament. And it was first used in 1905.

Well bloggers that's all for now so this is London signing off for another week. Over and out and I hope the week ahead is peaceful and good for you.




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2019年09月12日

The times they are a changing

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers hope that you are all ok and have recovered from the typhoon. It must have been really terrifying for you. Well I can't report any changes in England about Brexit it still goes on and on.
Japan must be getting ready to host the Rugby World Cup a sort of preparation for the Olympics.
I saw an interesting article and about a rugby team in Tokyo, on the BBC news, what made it remarkable was the fact that some of the members of the team were in their nineties. Rugby is a very rough game but this doesn't deter the players.
The games that children play has certainly changed. A recent study found that outdoor play is in danger of eroding, with children spending less time than ever playing on the street in favour of sitting in front of computers and the TV. That is a great pity as playing outside has proven to be really healthy for the positive improvement of health both physical and mental.
The game of being blindfolded and guessing who touches you, used to be a game often played along with hide and seek and hopscotch.
Hopscotch is a game in which a stone is thrown onto a chalked number then hopping to get to it. This game Has been entertaining kids for decades... since the time of Henry VIII
There is however a huge increase in children playing computer games and they are actually thought to be addictive. Another reason about the surge in popularity could be the lure of a cash prize. A 15-year-old who won almost £1 million at an international gaming tournament says he is happy to have proven his mother wrong about wasting time in his bedroom. Jaden a 15 year old from from Essex, won £1.8 million in a three day gaming event playing a game called Fortnite. (He came second!) Actually I have no idea what this game is, maybe I will find out.
Bloggers I really hope that you have a peaceful and safe week over and out London.
















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2019年09月07日

Re: Neighbours

Hi bloggers well I hope that you've all had a good week.   Here in England it's suddenly gone chilly at least for today I hope you're not having so much humidity.  Well we continue on and on and on with the Brexit saga.  Our prime minister isn't it finding it as easy to get things done we wait and hope for a good outcome.   So with the doom and gloom of political stories I was relieved to read a couple of stories about neighbours.  I found it hard to believe how heated things could become, but it's clearly a global phenomenon.

In Australia a vegan has taken her neighbours all the way to the Supreme Court, demanding they stop smoking, bouncing balls and even cooking barbecues in the backyard.Cilla Carden from Perth, said she is fed up with the smell of meat cooking on the barbecue next door.  She can't stand the smell or the children playing.  She didn't win a case and now the neighbour's are going to have a barbecue with 200 people.  Isn't it sad they couldn't have come to some sort of agreement or compromise.