Sunday, 31 July 2011




Saturday, 30 July 2011


Football training, trainer selling, beach walking, parents visiting, fish and chip's the weekend!!


Thursday, 28 July 2011


I am currently being subjected to another horrifying TV programme - my wife is in Prosecco mode so whilst she enjoys the dross on show, and the fact that we have both finally sat down, I will seize my chance.

With the children officially off school it is the season of entertainment for thousands of parents around the country. Some have gone away, some are holidaying at home, some are lucky as they live in Devon!, but most have their fingers crossed that our temperamental British weather gives us all a break - for us it will be a summer of VW touring and I cannot wait, if I manage to get a day off that is, how times change eh!!!

As far as the old 'fuzball' is concerned (and no I haven't forgotten that this blog did start out as a football blog!) the big news has to be Man City going in big for Sergio Aguero to the tune of 38 big ones. Not a bad fee for a club that have already plundered around a hundred million over the last twelve months on strikers......... And in other news Jordan have reached the third round of Asia's World cup by beating who ? Kathmandu of course, 10 - 1 on aggregate if you want the facts!!

I am now going to wring the neck of a good bottle of red and I will speak to you all soon.



Sunday, 24 July 2011

Snap Shot

Hattie poorly, tent been **** in, shop opened up, painted the en suite and bathroom, enjoyed a nice meal out last night with the fam, done some ironing!, demolished a full English for 'brekkie', had burgers for tea, got a Corona on the go (STILL DOING PRESS-UPS THOUGH) Cam cleaned the van, Issy tidied the playroom, 'Wifey' been shopping and choring, Sky has gone, and I have absolutely no idea who has played who, who has won, lost or drawn, and who is in or out. Next week it is time.



Saturday, 23 July 2011


NEWS FLASH... 'Where's Your Caravan' is finished!. At a local bookshop near you very, very soon.

I am actually shocked at the lack of frequency to my blogging at the moment but it has been a massive change of lifestyle for me recently, and I suppose it boils down to the fact that on some days I don't sit down until around ten. Nevertheless 'Must do better' springs to mind.
Football first and we have the normal furore over summer transfers, with Man City trying to capture players..........and Man Utd capturing players. There will be a hell of a lot of money spent over the next few weeks so it will be really interesting to see who has got who come the start of the season. I will of course be rooting for all of my old clubs (so just over ten percent of the league then!!!) and now that I am no longer playing I may even get time to watch a few games.
Life at home is very normal, which equates to total madness,other than that I wish everyone a very lovely weekend!!!.

P.S One hundred and sixty million pounds eh, chin up one and all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Season Ahead

Football first and I hope that everyone is OK out there and looking forward to the new season. Lot's of lads across the country will have put some serious hours of hard work in over the last few weeks in readiness for the season ahead but I haven't even managed to go for a run for nearly a month, which I think is the longest I have ever not done any exercise (obviously apart from the odd long term injury like a broken ankle or punctured lung). I am back coaching now, hoping as ever that the young lads I am in charge of make it as professional footballers. A long, hard but enjoyable road ahead for these boys.

My last rant about slow drivers is still on mind and I suppose it may be my terrible impatience but being stuck behind a Toyota Yaris for twelve miles at twenty seven miles an hour (in a forty and then fifty zone) is way too much for my ever shortening fuse. I will also add Nissan Primera's to that list of snail paced country drivers who seem intent on not getting anywhere any time soon. Please put it into second gear and try not to use up all the obvious time on your hands by driving like Mr Bean. And breath Mr H.

NB Any offence caused to the owners of these particular vehicles is regrettable.

At home now and life is good, I am one lucky boy.



Monday, 18 July 2011

Catch up

I know it's 'Tweet like' but I am watching a re-run of the apprentice so it's crisps, beer, and silence, will speak later...............


Thursday, 14 July 2011

SPEEDING (or lack of it)


If you get penalised for driving ten miles an hour over the speed limit then you should really get fined for driving ten miles an hour below it!!

Rant over.


Saturday, 9 July 2011




As usual there is plenty going on at Hargreaves towers. Today I am in fact blogging from the shop. In between selling Canterbury stadium pants, Nike Tiempo football boots, and tennis racket grips, I thought I would quickly take the chance to say a very belated hello...... hello. I am without wife and children today as they have been dispatched to Peerinporth for the weekend. We loaded the van last night (Yes I am now officially in the VW crew) and shot down to Cornwall. We then hooked up, pegged in, and battened down. The BBQ went on (at 10 pm) and after a bit of lubrication we spent the night listening to the rain, and the rabid badger that my wife is convinced follows us on every camping trip. After forty two minutes of sleep and with the gang wedged in I shot back (early) this morning and here we are.
Tonight will invlove more sausages, some squeeky cheese, and a few light ales, and tomorrow, I am pretty sure, will involve a fair bit of sea, a little bit of sand, and hopefully a glimpse of some sun.

For now though, goodbye and godbless.
Have a good one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S Football News, News of the World, and news of the ladies World Cup to be discussed............


Friday, 1 July 2011


I cannot believe it is Friday night, honestly I do not know where the week goes at the moment (Jesus that sounds old!). Well what's in the news ? Obviously Murray has gone out of Wimbledon today, which is a bit of a blow, but even worse is the fact that the Hargreaves family haven't received any Olympic tickets......................yet!!!!!!!
In other news, Averil and Martin are taking a visit down to Devon this weekend so looking forward to that, and I am about to pour myself an industrial vat of wine.
Finally a massive shout out to my mate Matt, he is driving back to Poland tomorrow (All eighteen hours of it!)after being in England for three years. I can honestly say he is one of the nicest blokes I have met and I truly wish him all the best. He has helped out at the shop for the past month or so and it has been an absolute pleasure to have him on board. Good luck Matt.
Finally, finally, a huge well done to my little tartlet Issy for blasting her way to two golds in track and field, to my boy Cam for blasting his way to a hurdles victory, to my little firecracker Hattie for constantly making us laugh, and to my wife for not streaking at the Take That concert.

Have a good one, one and all.