Monday, July 03, 2006

A Sporting Life

The weeend began by unwinding with a few cold beers on Friday afternoon and watching Germany progressing to the semi-finals by putting Argentina out and switching off after Italy put 3 past Ukraine to join Germany in the last four, Lou and I watched A History of Violence. We had seen it before in the cinema and back in October I gave it 4.5/5. On second review it is still a powerful film with gritty realism which only loses some of it's punch only because you know what to expect. If you still haven't seen it I recommend renting it immediately.

On Saturday it was a beautiful day so we took to the hills and my folks back garden as they were down in Portaferry for the weekend. Cue some chilled wine, a good book and bright hazy sunshine and it was perfection. We BBQ'd inbetween England losing, once again, to Portugal in penalties - snarf, snarf. That boy Rooney is such a child. Despite what the commentators were stating, I found it to be one of the most boring matches of the entire World Cup. After tucking into some delicious duck kebabs and ribs, it was Brazils turn to feel the pain and France played their best football of the entire tournament combined and trebled to join Portugal, Germany and Italy in the race to be world champions.

After tidying up the house and packing our things we returned to the city centre to meet up with Keith and Jenny for the Custom House Sunday event and this week it was The Black Eagles from Tanzania. As you can see they were a troupe of body bending feat givers and they gave the crowd a good reason to turn up although it was a little short, it was also free so you couldn't complain. I had hoped to go to Clarendon Dock for a free festival but a little rain fell and we legged it for the safe confines of the Spaniard where we spent the afternoon drinking and playing darts. Badly. Still, it was great fun.

The remainder of the day was spent at the flat watching The Break-Up with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. Unfortunately it was low on laughs, drama and tension and it was a shrug-your-shoulder finalé. So I would give the film 2/5 but the weekend gets a solid 4/5. I hope you had a good one whatever you got up to. See you tomorrow for more.


Anonymous Jenny said...

Those photos do little or no justice to the, shall we say, snugness of the costumes. They certainly didn't leave much to the imagination!

The darts obviously wore me out more than I thought, too. I went straight home to bed at about seven, and slept for the next 12 hours...

8:32 pm  
Blogger Skry said...

They aren't be best photo's, but my camera phone is infamous for it's quality (or lack thereof).

The Black Eagles were very good though and I really enjoyed them. They started a bit slow and didn't go on for very long but they were impressive and, like Phil said, they were also free.

The suits were a bit revealing though... :P

10:34 pm  

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