Do any of you watch sport? I have always been very cool toward sport in general but I am sure a lot of people were drawn in last year by the Olympics and found it wasn't as bad as they had thought. Personally, I found myself utterly drawn in by dressage. Horses dancing - yes please. Riders sitting being interviewed in tracksuits and pearls - yes please!
Andy isn't a sport type as such, he certainly isn't a football fan thank goodness, but he is a big fan of road cycling, something which used to bore me to tears, but then one year he went up to London to stay on HMS Belfast for a week as one of the re-enactors and left me babysitting the telly when the Giro d'Italia was on.
And then I started to get interested. I have been to a few events in the UK but despite being in the same vicinity as Bradley Wiggins on more than one occasion, I still have yet to see him with my own eyes. Mark Cavendish did though, ride past me on the pavement one year. So now I am now rather au fait with riders, teams and what not which surprises me greatly; I even have my favourite riders. I am also very excited that the UK will host the Tour de France and Ireland part of the Giro d'Italia next year.
So huzzah for the road cycling season being well underway! There are two races being held this week, Paris - Nice and the Tirreno Adriatico which also means some confusion as to which one I am watching and who is in what race, but hey ho. Now, I am the first to admit I am easily irritated by things, and over pronunciation of foreign words is one of my pet hates (I'm looking at you Angela Rippon) so already I am talking back to the telly as one commentator is terrible for over pronouncing team and rider names. I know it's just as bad when people don't even try but I am sure that people will know who you're talking about if you just say Astana and not AssTanAhhhh! Or Alberto Contador and not AllllBERTo ConTADoooor! I bet European commentators don't ramble on in Italian or what not and then when it comes to naming a British rider, suddenly over pronounce it in a cockney accent - "Italian, blah blah, blah, Italian, blah, *cockneyaccent*BRADLEYWIGGINS*cockneyaccent* Italian, blah blah, Italian!"
I am also sad to hear of the passing of one of WWE's big names, Paul Bearer, right hand man to The Undertaker .. yes, yes, yes, I am very partial to the wrestling which I have mentioned here before :) I do love some wrestling! My favourite was always Macho Man Randy Savage (also sadly no longer with us) and The Undertaker .. these days I am partial to Kane, Zack Ryder and Santino Marella.
So yes, anyway .. I have to get back to my March sewing project, so toodle pip!