Want a little cake with that cream???

Well it’s been a little while since I’ve last blogged. That’s not to say that we haven’t had a lot of sport going on here (if only) but I couldn’t be bothered to say anything about it. I think perhaps I’ve become numb to it all.

But today I have some free time so I’m going to share a little snippet of fun from the gooner household

You’d be forgiven for thinking that all we ever have on the TV is sport. Well no, because we have to listen to it on the radio too (grrrrr).
We also watch other stuff too, like crime dramas, films and traditionally girlie programmes. For example the fiancé loves Geordie shore, Ex on the Beach and other mindless twoddle that I love (not TOWIE though. God no!). His favourite by far has to be the Great British Bake Off which I have watched for years.

It started off that he’d watch it to slag off Paul Hollywood. Being a baker he loved to slate Paul. But gradually he started to enjoy it and at the end of last years series he was deliberately waiting for it to come on and getting into it.

This year there was a definite air of excitement and he would ask me if I would wait until he got home from work until I watched it. He has totally got into it but reckons it’s just so he can talk about it at work.

He has had his favourites and waits with baited breath to hear what cutting remark Mary Berry will make about this weeks efforts. We even watch the spin off show, an extra slice together.
It’s the final next week and I’m convinced that he’s changed his normal 1-22pm shift to an earlier finish so he we can watch it together!
It goes to show that even though sport is dominant in our house, girlie pursuits are making a come back!

So much so that the fiancé has made his first ever cake this morning. A Victoria sponge and as you can see, he’s mighty proud of it!


NFL for beginners and the disinterested

It’s the first weekend if the NFL season and the fiancé has just tagged me in a status on FB about it. Oh dear lord!

For anyone who doesn’t know anything about the NFL (like me), here’s a rough guide.

1. There is a lot of Lycra! An awful lot of Lycra on men who should not wear Lycra.
2. The American commentators love a stat. And I mean LOVE.
3. They have a lot of commercial breaks unless you watch the redzone which is just all the good bits from all the games that are playing.
4. The rules are weird.
5. The graphics on screen are just that. I’m not sure now why I thought they were on the field when I started watching 2 years ago but I really did. Doh
6. The Americans are really expressive about eeeeeeverything!
7. Some of the players are really quite hot.
8. But not as hot as the cheerleaders!
9. The players smack each other’s arses constantly, but that’s ok as long as it’s during play.
10. If you call it gay rugby, fans get upset (do it. It’s funny)
11. They have some funny sayings like ‘going in deep’ and ‘unnecessary roughness’
12. Everyone gets a headset. Be offended if you haven’t got one.
13. 1 game lasts forever. 3 or more hours for a game that technically lasts only 60 minutes.
14. Defence is called deeeeeefence!
15. Super Bowl (like the FA cup on steroids) starts at 3pm and finishes at approx 4am (uk time)

I recommend viewing with someone who knows what’s going on. That’s not me by the way 🙂

Transfer Deadline Day – the most predictable day of the year (for Arsenal anyway)


My fiancé and I were having a lovely cuddle this morning just before we both fully woke up. Then just before 7am he kissed me on the shoulder and whispered ‘happy transfer deadline day babe’. Like it was our anniversary, my birthday or special occasion!


I think this sets the tone for the day. At 7am sky sports news went straight on like it does every morning but with the presenters banging on about TDD and all the many ways to watch, comment and communicate about ‘the most exciting day of the season’. Which incidentally is how the winter TDD and the last day of the season is described.


I was getting ready for work in the spare room and the fiancé shouted out ‘is this not exciting you?’ Errr no. Why would it? 99% of the waffle does not even relate to Arsenal (although everyone agrees they need a striker) and nothing ever happens in the Arsenal camp on TDD. Ever!


What Arsene should do is issue a statement a few days before saying;

(read in a dodgy French accent)

‘errrrrrrrrrrrrrr we will not be errrrrrr buying anyone else this season. Please errrrrrrrr stop errr speculating about who will be errrrr buying because errrrrrrrr we have finished our errrrrrrr business’


Then the poor sky reporter standing outside in the cold and the rain at the Arsenal camp can go home or most likely to hang around outside another training camp. And my TV can be on something other than SSN all day long.


Never have I been so happy to be at work today. But then I have to go home tonight. The speculation, rumours, twitter polls and general nonsense will still be going until 11pm tonight. Everyone at SSN changes into yellow and talks excitedly about nothing for the longest time.  


And all this twice a year! I’m not sure who I feel most sorry for; them or me?