Golden Girls Pool Team – End of the Summer League


English: The Golden Cross pub, Unicorn Hill, R...

The Golden Cross Pub, Unicorn Hill, Redditch, Worcestershire, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The end of the summer league is upon us, all that remains is the Andy Darnley Cup and Summer League Final Rounds. The group stages ended with our final match on Wednesday 8th August.

We have been nothing if not consistent throughout the season… consistently bad :(

Our best match of the season was against Studley Cricket Club on the 1st August, where we managed to win three games! :D Yep, that’s right 3, it meant we had still lost 8-3 to Studley CC but we were all really pleased to have finally scored something other than 10-1 or worse 11-0 as we had for all our other games…

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Pool Match – Golden Girls vs Stoppit


What do you get when you combine a scantily clad all girls pool team, an all alpha-male pool team, sex-shop toys, a pub and a pool match?

The game between the Golden Girls and Stoppit – that’s what!

Yes, on Wednesday evening we had what is set to be the most interesting pool match of the season, I’m pretty sure it would be hard to top this night, which is a challenge for us, the Golden Girls, now as we have another match against Stoppit before the season is over!!

Let me tell you how things went down…

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Redditch Pool League – The Golden Girls


English: A British standard pool table, showin...

English: A British standard pool table, showing a cue ball and a red/yello ball close to the (smaller) pocket. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are now four weeks in to the Summer league of the Redditch Pool Season, with ten weeks to go of the group stages before the finals rounds. The Golden Girls have found our core team members, our regular girls who turn up each week for practise and matches, and we have a nice selection of additional players for when they are required. Our first four matches have helped us learn a lot. We may not be winning but we are improving already and can only get better, right?… Continue reading

The Death of Great British Traditions – Public Houses


The interior of a typical English pub, in this...

The interior of a typical English pub, in this case the Penruddocke Arms, which lies between Dinton and Wilton in Wiltshire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A number of great British traditions are dying and it can all be linked back to one thing – The Government. Not just the current one, this is something Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives can all take the blame for.

It all started with alcohol, the death of the local public house. Sure, there are still pubs, but there are not as many and they are not what the used to be. Over 4500 Uk pubs have closed down since 2008. In reality I am too young to remember properly the ‘old’ pub lifestyle. I wasn’t one of those kids who grew up in a ‘pub’ family. My parents rarely frequented the local smoke-filled bars, but I am aware of what these places were like to a degree. Continue reading

ROW80 2012 Round 2 – Stabilising


After being a busy little bee last week, this week continued in much the same vein. No real issues or upheavals to report, could it be I am being to stabilise?

As for the goals, well lets see…

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