WAKE UP TO THURSDAY 27TH JULY, A DAY IN HISTORY THAT…
The first known public opinion poll was held. The Speaking Clock service began in the UK (now replaced by phones and checking the Sky menu for the right time). And Beyonce tripped down twelve stairs while performing on tour in Orlando – her long trench coat was to blame.
Making the headlines today…
(SUN) PEACHES' HEROIN SECRETS
Peaches Geldof overdosed on high-strength heroin after hiding the drug in her loft and lying that she had quit, an inquest heard yesterday.
(MAIL) BETRAYAL OF OUR MURDERED POLICE HEROES
Two former Scotland Yard chiefs enraged frontline officers yesterday by opposing full life terms for police killers.
(EXPRESS) SINGLE JAB TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS
A jab that stops crippling arthritis will revolutionise treatment of the condition, experts said last night.
I’ve got stitches after having an operation yesterday.
I had a mole removed.
Thanks to the staff at the Stag Medical Centre for sorting it for me.
I did have a look over while he was operating – not while he had his scalpel in (I’m not that hard).
It was a bit strange seeing the inside of your arm pit – the Dr said some people regret having a look but it wasn’t that bad.
It was strange being numbed but being able to feel him tugging and stitching.
The said I’m not allowed to do any sport for a couple of weeks while it heals.
I did ask if that would mean I can’t cut the grass.
Unfortunately it didn’t.
Did you see any of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games last night in Glasgiow?
They had a big isn’t Scotland brilliant party.
I saw the first bit of it – it lasted about three hours.
The Queen arrived and looked all smiley - which was a bit different to the Olympics.
Remember that pic of her looking miserable (but it’s Scotland and she holidays in Scotland).
Rod Stewart was alright.
Susan Boyle came on then.
If you didn’t see it – it was like watching your aunty get up at a party and have a go at the Karaoke.
“Put Mull of Kintyre in for me – I liked that when it came out.”
I’ve made the greatest decision ever since moving into the new house.
I’ve set up the Sega Mega Drive in our bedroom.
Retro gaming time.
Italia 90, Columns, Sonic and Golden Axe time.
I was proud that I remembered some of the cheats for Mortal Combat 17 years on!
I beat my wife on it a few times.
The problem is she’s really competitive and on holiday from school.
Which means when Isaac’s in nursery she’ll be practicing to get really good and kick my backside on it.
Never mind the Commonwealth Games, this Saturday its Titans Superstars with the players competing to determine who is the Biggest, Fittest, Strongest Titan!
Six events to test the boys out and your chance to mix and meet all the new squad members!
Chef Dion is serving food so bring the family for a day of suffering and pain for the boys!
It all kicks off at 10am on Saturday.
The Millers beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 at the New York Stadium last night.
It was their first pre-season game at home after the tour of Scotland.
Kieran Agard got the only goal of the game.
Some of the players took to Twitter to talk about the game:
Scott Loach @S1goalkeeping • 8h
Great to play at home for the first time tonight and always good to get a clean sheet!
Alex Revell @therevmeister • 7h
What a reception......thank you!
Richard Brindley @rBrindley2 • 7h
Good test for us today! Against a good footballing side. More about game fitness, but always good to get a win
The Millers now have two games in one day on Saturday.
Matt Derbyshire and Febian Brandy are expected to play a part at either Tamworth or Parkgate after sitting out last nights win.
If you want to meet Steve Evans he’s at the Sheppey in Maltby tonight for a question and answer session ahead of the new season.
I’m off on holiday later today.
A week in Devon with my mum and dad, uncle Kev and Vic and Isaac.
I can’t wait for ice cream and slot machines.
Booking it made me remember teletext holidays in the 90’s.
Remember having to press hold at the right time to keep it on the page you wanted?
If you missed it you’d have to sit through another 99 pages before it came round again!
The you call the company up to book and that £200 pp deal to Corfu would be based on flying from Gatwick or it would have sold up.
The best thing about Devon though…..
Scones (or scons –I’m not getting started on that debate) with clotted cream, jam and a cuppa.
We went to Devon years ago when I’d first got with Vic.
She ordered a cream tea and two scones.
They looked at her a bit funny but did the order.
It came to about £20 – which she thought was a bit steep.
When it came out we had enough scones to feed the five thousand and they were massive.
She didn’t know you got a scone with a cream tea.
She thought a cream tea was tea served with cream.
I’m sure I heard the other week that the secret to a happy marriage is sleeping in the nude.
Now experts are saying don't sleep in the nude if you want a good nights sleep.
We should wear PJ’s and no sheets…
…or put your duvet in the fridge...
Who’s got room in the fridge for a duvet?