Hello one and all, time once again for some varied ramblings from yours truly!
To start with, I'll almost follow on from my last blog. Anyone who read that knows that i spoke about my dad a fair bit, well sticking with the whole parent thing its the turn of my mum this time. Now i won't go too soppy as i know she reads these blogs from time to time and i don't want to embarrass her!
Anyway, this past Sunday was her birthday, and to celebrate the family treated her (and ourselves) to a buffet lunch at the local Indian restaurant. Needless to say everyone got their moneys worth, and it was a struggle walking home for the lot of us! My brother Stephen put in some extra effort as well by buying a cake and having it at the restaurant ready for our visit. Credit where its due on that one, it was a great surprise that mum clearly enjoyed! I've got her a present, but due to release dates she's not got it yet, and thanks to that she's pretty much figured out what it is!
Now similar to my dad, I've got a lot of respect for my mum. Parents are often taken for granted by kids but we need to make sure that doesn't happen. She's been through a lot over the years, putting up with us mainly, but also with (excuse the language) the cunt who shall not be named, and various other little things, yet she's still going strong after it all. And of course she has the knack of knowing if somethings up, but knowing not to pressure you into talking about something you'd rather keep in! I respect both my parents in quite different ways, but wouldn't trade either of them for the world, and i know my siblings would say the same.
Ok, enough of that now, time to move on to something quite unique and special that will be going on in September. As everyone knows i love whisky, and probably mention it more than is healthy! Well the guys that run Connosr.com who I've got to know fairly well have been working on what is now known as Pure Festival, Whisky Not Wellies. This is a 2 day event at the Relentless Garage in London which combines live bands and an introduction to whisky. All the details can be found on the website PureFestival.com, and i would ask you to check it out. It's a unique take on a festival and will surely be a lot of fun. I'll be helping out in one way or another, so i will see you there!
To finish I'll just mention the topic i was tweeting about a fair bit on Monday! The NFL lockout is finally over, an agreement has been reached and a full season will now take place! What's better is that its a ten year agreement with no opt out, so plenty of trouble free seasons are ahead! Free Agency now begins and teams start releasing and signing new players, and the excitement really begins to build up. I know i am looking forward to it, as are many others i speak to on Facebook and Twitter. There should be another London game in October as well, but details are still sketchy at the moment.
And that's it from me, thank you for reading another of these self-indulgent entries!