So, I suppose I've calmed down enough now to make some comment on this, I imagine you're expecting one.
England have qualified for the quarter finals, have set up a rematch with Australia, hopefully the Wallabies can repay them for stealing the title in 2003. Ireland have crashed out, given their poor performances and the alleged off-the-field troubles it is hardly expected. Scotland triumphed over Italy to make it to the quarter finals, facing up against Argentina makes them more likely to get to the semi finals than England (oh how we would laugh if the semi final line up was Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Scotland).
And of course Wales have flopped spectacularly against Fiji, drowning in pool B. Fair play to the Fijians, they obviously wanted it more than we did. And now our coach has been sacked, Welsh rugby is once again in disarray. The search for a new coach is on... and a complete overhaul of the system being promised by the WRU as well.
Didnt we do all of this eighteen months ago? You'd have thought we'd have learned something from the past.. ah well, never mind, thats Welsh rugby for you.
Am hoping they do not cancel the November clash with South Africa, expect the tickets will be cheap as they'll be desperate to fill the stadium and as the Wales Japan game showed, not many welshmen are willing to pay high prices for tickets at the moment, confidence is that low in the team. I would very much like to go, seeing as it was 7 years ago almost to the day when I went to Cardiff with my dad and my then boyfriend Gareth to see Wales play South Africa, just days after my father's father's funeral. It would be a very special moment for me to stand there once more, seeing those green and red shirts out on the field, singing "Cwm Rhondda" as we did on that day. I would like to repeat that experience, only this time with Jamie singing at my side. He of course understands the emotional attachment I have to that occasion, and that particular song (we sang it at Gaga's funeral, you see). It had me in tears at Wales v England earlier in the year (a full Millenium Stadium with the roof closed, all belting out those songs, its something very special).
But I digress. I have already had Troll trying to take the piss, I expect much more of the same from my work colleagues this week. Depends who is in, as it is mostly the sales guys who do rugby, not my immediate colleagues.
In other news-that-is-not-really-news, Jamie is still not feeling great. Although mostly it is his back which is hurting now, not his gut. He is off to see the Doctor tomorrow to see if there is anything they can do. Also, his arm where they stabbeded him with the needles for the blood tests and things is very badly bruised, in fact it is still bleeding internally as the bruise is getting steadily bigger. The nurse who put the venflon in screwed the caps on too tight, so that when they came to put the drip on, the other nurse couldnt get it undone, so she had to apply an amount of force, and there was much twisting, and we thing she perforated the vein a little. Jamie's mum (who takes blood samples for a living and is very very good at it - she specialises in doing it to children) was incensed when he told her about it. For those who care, a photo of Jamie's arm (and bruise) can be found here.
Lets see, what else. Mum phoned yesterday to tell me family related news, which mostly consisted of people being in hospital. Namely my Aunty Mu (Dad's aunt) who has some sort of chest infection (possibly pneumonia) and my Auntie Ann (Mum's aunt) who has had a minor stroke. Thus increasing the likelihood that I will meet my end either through a heart attack or repeated strokes. Nice to know what to look forward to, I suppose!
Tonight we made a very tasty chicken broth, which has all kinds of winter veg in it like parsnips and swede and things. I got to horrible massacre a roast chicken, which was gooey and fun. And it was very tasty. There is loads left, I may have it for lunch and dinner tomorrow!
I started playing the Sims again today, So far I have a Sim called Briony Edwards, one called Jamie Jones, and one called Ros Dando. I have a family set up called Caro and Garry Hewitt, but I find it very difficult to concentrate on two sims at once so I haven't played them yet. I have successfully made my Briony and Jamie sims fall in love, and Ros is a very good friend of Briony's, the only weird part is I guess that Briony is having a successful military career!
Today I found a group on Facebook for ex-Tasker Milward people, which I joined, and discovered lots of my old schoolmates are on there. Am undecided whether I want to catch up with all of them, or just the select few, but I am friends with three of them now (including the one I'm still friends with, and my ex Gareth). I may randomly poke a few people and see what response I get.
I think I'm going to stop typing now, as I've gone on for quite a while now.