Sunday, 1 February 2009


"Roger is the best player ever and I know it is going to be almost mission impossible. But I will try as always my best and we'll see. " Rafa Nadal

Sunday, 17 August 2008


Rafa Nadal wins Olympic Gold at Beijing 2008
Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Rafa Nadal Wimbledon Champion 2008

"If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'"
Quote from 'If'by: Rudyard Kipling

Friday, 23 November 2007


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling
mirth of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things
you have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared
and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there, I've chased the shouting wind along,
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., September 3, 1941

Sunday, 20 May 2007


The Bridge Builder
By Will Allen Dromgoole

An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,
"You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way;
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?"

The builder lifted his old gray head:"
Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pit-fall be,
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him."

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Sometime when you're feeling important.
Sometime when your ego is in bloom.
Sometime when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified one in the room.
Sometime when you feel your going
Would leave an unfillable hole
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water.
Put your hands in up to your wrists,
Pull them out - and the hole that remains
Is the measure that you will be missed.
You may stir all you please when you enter!
You may splash up the water galore!
But stop - and you'll find in a minute
That it looks just the same as before.
The moral of this is quite simple
Do just the best that you can
Be proud of yourself but, remember,
"There is no Indispensable Man"

Or Woman come to that ......... I'm sure we all know people who could do with a little dose of humility every so often

Tuesday, 20 March 2007


What a handsome chap!!!
Shire Horses On parade!!
My personal favourite ...... a beautiful Suffolk Punch mare called Duchess!!