Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category



July 20, 2009

Darts is such an interesting game, especially in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe.  For some time I’ve wondered about the source of said popularity and why it would be allowed in a public bar.  I mean, allowing inebriated people to throw very pointy and sharp sticks at a wall creates all kinds of opportunities for public injury.  The public liability insurance must be a nightmare.

As it turns out, Darts is not popular for the same reasons other sports are popular.  You really aren’t required to be “fit” in the traditional sense of a “sport” to play the game – you need to have another kind of “fitness”.

This clip from “Smith and Jones” on “Not the Nine O’Clock News” captures the “fitness” capabilities to be successful at Darts.


There’s nothing like fresh air!

April 18, 2009

Finally managed to get out of London for a walk in the “bush” today.  Lewis has been telling me for two years to “start bush walking”, so finally I did.  Today was the day.  While I had to cut it a little short (due to me traveling to Tokyo tomorrow and needing to get home to organize things) it was still wonderful to fill the lungs with fresh, crisp, forest air.

Here’s a quick photo (from my iPhone).


Looking forward to next weekend… perhaps another walk, or perhaps some time in the kitchen being creative.

[2 wild pheasants voted that I should do another walk next weekend]


Bacon Fighting?

March 13, 2009

If Bacon Fighting was a sport, could Bacon be the prize?