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Good day at Queen’s. June 14, 2009

Posted by phoenixaeon in EA300, OU, Queens, reading, tennis.

Woohoo! Andy Murray beat James Blake in the final of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club. Fantastic! In a straight sets win as well – 7-5, 6-4. Chuffed, I am. Not much more I can say. I’m not going to go into how many years it’s been since a Brit won there (71. Doh!), but I’m hoping that this could mean good things for Murray at Wimbledon. I’m not going to start basket weaving or looking after chickens, it would do no good. There’s always the chance that some fluke might happen and his first round opponent knocks him out. I hope not, but it could happen. Maybe one of the four British wildcard entries might have a chance of making it into the second round. Fingers crossed.

On other things not sports related (didn’t watch MotoGP. Skidaddles said it was a cracking race, too), I have finished reading The Other Side of Truth. Huh. Sudden ending. No closure. Interesting descriptions of tertiary characters who had no real names. I’m not sure if I enjoyed it or not. A good book for raising debate about immigration and child smuggling. The fact that it’s written from a kid’s point of view definitely gives the story more oomph.

Attempting to read Swallows and Amazons next. I have to admit, I’m already struggling with it as I can’t associate with the characters. Not for the different era it is set in, but because I can’t find any sort of sympathy with them as yet. The first few chapters feel really inaccessible due to the overabundance of information regarding sailing (hopefully the link above might help with that). Never been sailing, never had the opportunity. For now, it’s all just a bunch of words on a bunch of pages about a bunch of stuck-up kids. And what is with calling the baby sister ‘Fat Vicky’ all the time? I really am not enjoying this one. I suppose the sooner I read it, the sooner I’m done with it. Obviously. Can’t wait to read somthing different now.

Well, Grandand and Princi will be getting back from the swingpark any time now, so it’s time I packed the computer away.



1. skippybird - June 19, 2009

i’m ok, stressed out – been signed off work a further 2 weeks so I can sort things out and feel a little better before I go back. I’ll feel better at least if I get that done even if I will hate every moment of being back!

2. skippybird - June 18, 2009

i found swallows ans amazons hard going when I was younger. I think I gave up in the end as I didn’t enjoy it.

phoenixaeon - June 19, 2009

I am persevering with it. I’ve got a feeling it could get better once I get past the sailing bits. But for now it’s doing my noggin in!

How’s you hon? *Hugs*

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