It’s that time of the year, when we can declare that the dark days of winter are behind us and the balmy days are about to begin for today was the first day of the first test of the summer. Yes, much to the chagrin of many cricket is back and it’s back in England for the first time since we became the Number One team in the world.
Watching England used to be predictable, we would go out with high hopes and wait for them to be dashed by the third day, our spinners would not spin and our batsman would struggle to bat. Now things are different and as Nelson said “England expects”. To celebrate the start of the Test season here are my expectations for the next few months. Continue reading
Recent events have conspired to see The Future Mrs GeekErgoSum start to plan a life over here in Blighty, so for this weeks Saturday for Dummies I thought it would be a good idea to look at England for Dummies. This way I will be all ready to impart the essential advice for when she gets here in the summer.
Reading a guide to the country that has been your home for thirty years is a very weird experience, you half expect to be told stuff you already know and spend the other half questioning the accuracy of the information. This book was no different, despite the fact that it was slightly London-centric (we get it, London is big and so aaaaamazing so why not write a separate book) it did attempt to pick out some of the other great places you can visit in England (there is a Scotland for Dummies, but no Wales for Dummies).
So for anyone coming for the Golden Jubilee or the Olympics here is what I learnt from England for Dummies: Continue reading