Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Astronomical

I forgot to mention yesterday that when I was in Southampton my friend had made me a birthday cake:



It has astronomical rather than astrological meaning behind it – well sort of astronomical, it’s based on some glow stars actually. I think it will make even less sense if I explain it beyond that, but it did have a really nice marble cake and butter icing in it. Lovely – and I still have some more left to eat.

I was looking at an article on the BBC yesterday about the effect on the UK since winning all the Olympic medals at the weekend. It was a light-hearted article and reading the comments at the end, I just have to conclude that there are some people who wouldn’t find anything to celebrate if everything they have ever dreamed of came true. What’s wrong with being proud of the competitors from your nation who have achieved so much and are at the top of their sport?

On a lighter note, you may recall the ex-England Manager Steve McClaren. Well it seems that when he left England to manage a Dutch team he also lost his ability to speak English (for those who doubt, he is actually English and was born in Yorkshire…)

6 comments:

jumpinginpuddles said...

thats a really beautiful present from a friend for them to make you a birthday cake. And England have done very well in the medal tally.

Random Reflections said...

jumpinginpuddles - yes it was really nice of her and very unexpected.

I amazed at how we have done in the Olympics. We'll see if we can keep it up until the end of the Games, which would be great.

Kahless said...

I think our performance in the Olympics is amazing!

I cant listen to the vid now as I dont want to wake up Mrs K, but I will be back. Steve MacClaren is a plonker. And yes, I was one of those england fans at the andorra game away chanting him out. (I never chant anti the players though.)

Kahless said...

found my headphones....

lmfao!!!

he is a plonker as I said.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

That cake looks amazing.

Random Reflections said...

kahless - yes I think it's really amazing.

As for Steve McClaren, well maybe the England players just couldn't understand him and that's why he had to get a new job...

LKSN - it was a great cake and tasted even better than it looks. I have some to take to work with me today.