Well the summer does seem to be here - two days of cloud free skies, the Furtheron family braved planning for BBQ for Sunday lunchtime. All went well and a lovely alfresco meal for the three of us.
Yesterday (Saturday) afternoon I sat glued to the box watching the culmination of the Premiership with the championship final between Harlequins and Leicester Tigers. Now whilst I don't avidly support one particular rugby club I have to acknowledge a place in my heart for Harlequins - I've always liked them and there are one of the closest top clubs to my home as well. Anyway a great final and a tense last few mins as Leicester seemed to be likely to overcome a significant points difference in the last few secs with them camped on the try line a converted score would have pushed it to extra time and possibly drop kicks to decide but luckily Quins held on. Surprisingly for such an historic club they have never won the big one before and also given they finished the season on top before the playoffs you do feel that the right team won on the day.
Today was F1 - the Monte Carlo GP sadly has few chances for passing if the weather or something else doesn't play a part and today was the same - although having all the top 6 running so close together was terrific, if the rain had been heavier, if someone had locked up and run wide etc. etc. it was more exciting than many previous races.
I did some recording yesterday - trying to get everything in the can for the next album release. I'm keeping a couple of songs back now that will only see the light of day on the album launch and it was one of them that I getting done. Reasonably happy with how that one is sounding. Another one is all but written at the moment, I was adjusting the middle bridge bit on that as well and thinking about recording options and arrangements. Watch this space for coming news of my sophomore release.
As I write this Son-of-Furtheron should be watching the Olympic torch arrive at Aberystwyth where he lives. In the last few days he has seen the Halfords Tour bike race around the streets there, photographed dolphins in the sea off the beach there and today and tomorrow gets to see the torch parade right past his flat... He has a good life doesn't he...
Daughter-of-Furtheron enters her last week of GCSEs this week, her subjects were all packed into 3 weeks which was a bit stressful but in some ways good, it is all over quicker and no chance to get distracted really. This time next week that will be it all done and dusted. Seems so odd that I'll no longer have a school child any more but a two students as she enters 6th form. We were talking about my 50th later this year... 50 how the hell did that come along so quickly?