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World Cup musings

THE delight of this World Cup for me was the time spent watching games with my daughter - who came to it entirely of her own accord - and then discussing what we'd seen and what was to come afterwards.

She produced flags and worked feverishly on various pieces of art inspired by what she saw. She is driven to create at times and it's fascinating and rather delightful to behold.

Germany 2006 was a better tournament.  Japan/South Korea 2002 was hugely memorable because I was living and working in China at the time and has met my wife-to-be. By South Africa 2010, the focus had shifted to my daughter (now 6!). The four-year cycle of the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth almost guarantees that some life-changing experience will have taken place between each tournament.

I like the summer holiday season - even when I'm at work. There's a different vibe about the place, the e-mail inbox calms down a little (never be a slave to the e-mail, that's what i say!) and you have a chance to put your foot on the ball for a moment and look around before making your next move. Or perhaps I've been watching too much football...

Triumph of the day? Unblocking a highlighter pen cap from the Dyson vacuum cleaner with the help of a bamboo pole, a pair of pliers and my wife. Very proud of the latter: I got home after work to discover she had single-handedly installed three sets of window blinds (which I had fully intended asking a joiner to do...) Hats off!

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sahlah
Jul. 13th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the summer - it's so short... we were remarking last night that we can sense the earlier sunsets all ready.

Three cheers for successful home improvement projects!
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