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I think it's fair to say that this has been a pretty awesome weekend.

Yesterday we headed up to Taunton for our game against Sussex, which was on Sky. We don't always do so well on Sky or against Sussex, so we weren't expecting an easy game. And when Sussex posted a score of 291, we really thought we were up against it. We didn't get off to the best start - we were 23-1 and then 23-2, but Marcus batted really well and made a half century before getting out, which left us 87-3 and well behind the required rate. And when Zander got out long long after, we were in trouble. But after that, it was the Jos and Hildy show. They were just so awesome. They put on a total of 158 between them and Jos ended up getting 69 off 53, while Hildy made 100 from just 66 balls. I was using my phone to check the required run rate (because I'm sad like that) and with about 10 overs to go, we needed 8.5. Then, it was down to 7.5. Then, just below 7. Then, 6. Then 5, and so on and so on. Hildy was in the high 90s for a while and I'm sure the reason Pete got out was that he was trying so hard not to score a boundary because it would have meant the end of the game and he wanted him to get a century, and then Damien Wright blocked a few shots so that Hildy had the strike again, and he ended up 100 not out and we won by 4 wickets. That's all 4 of our one day games we've won now - fantastic! We're at Bath against Worcestershire next weekend - I'm just trying to find a hotel in central Bath that allows dogs and has parking so that we can go!

The only downside of yesterday's game was that it was Damien Wright's last game. He's been with us while we were waiting for Murali Kartik to join, and he's done a really good job with the ball and has scored handy runs down the order. And he seems a really nice bloke, as well. So I'm sorry to see him go, but Murali Kartik is now here, and hopefully he'll do a good job for us. I'd love to see Wright back at some point, though.

The weather was kind yesterday as well. We sat in the Marcus Trescothick stand and although it was cool when the sun went around behind the apartments, when we were in the sun it was really pleasant and half of my face is a bit sunburnt because we didn't put any lotion on - whoops!

We had a good trip back from Taunton and then had something of an indoor picnic consisting of cheese sarnies, crisps, chocolate, beer and wine whilst catching up on some stuff on Sky+. Good times!

Anyway, that was yesterday...

This morning I had a proper lie-in. I woke briefly at around 7.00am but then went back to sleep until gone 9.00am and I didn't actually climb out of bed until just gone 11.00am! Shocking!

After walking Teh Dogge (in the rain - boo) I had to face the madness that is Tesco on a Sunday morning, and then I watched a bit of Leicestershire v Scotland before the T20 World Cup Final started.

We won the toss and bowled first and started off so well, but then the Aussies came back into it and Cameron White and David Hussey got them right back into it. If someone had said to me before the game that we'd be chasing 148 to win I'd have taken that, but having had them at 8-3 and 45-4, I was wondering if we'd let it slip a little. I shouldn't have worried though. Lumb went quite cheaply but then Craig and KP put on an awesome partnership and even though they both got out, England won with relative ease. (I can say that now - I wasn't relaxed at the time, though!). Craig top scored with 63 and was man of the match, and we won by 7 wickets with 3 overs to spare. Awesome stuff. Seriously, just awesome! I am so, so chuffed and so proud of how Craig has performed for England in this tournament. Great things await him, of that I'm sure!

With apologies in advance to the Aussies on my f-list, I must just say this. When Australia beat Pakistan in the semi-final on Friday I was really disappointed but now I'm glad we had them in the final because it makes the win that much more satisfying!

So that was my weekend. I am now going to spend the rest of the evening drinking wine, eating a chocolate tart and watching Junior Apprentice.

All together now... HUZZAH!!!!!!
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We're just watching the mogul thing. It hurts my knees just to look at it! I haven't seen anything else yet today, though. Does anyone know when the men's downhill is now due to take place? I'm really hoping I'll be able to watch that one!

I see Vernon Kay's been a naughty boy. Tut, tut, tut...

Young Mr Kieswetter continues to impress for the England Lions - he was 40 not out today (the top score) and made a couple of stumpings. It's going to be really interesting to see how he does if he's selected for the game against England during the week!

I meant to mention this yesterday but Kate and the family went up to Stamford Bridge yesterday to watch Chelsea -v- Cardiff. And for some reason she was shocked by all the crowd violence and aggro that went on afterwards. It's Chelsea -v- Cardiff - surely anyone could have seen that that was a recipe for fisticuffs? I think it scared her a little because they had the girls with them but still nearly got caught up in a fight. I honestly don't know why she takes the kids there, you know...

I'm looking forward to watching Dancing on Ice this evening. And I'm hoping the Delectable Daniel doesn't make another error because that was far too scary last week!

There appears to be a film out that I may want to go and see. Actually, two! One is the film which [ profile] me_unabridged saw yesterday and which made her cry, and the other is the film of Shutter Island. I read the novel that it's based on a few years ago and really loved it, so I'm actually quite keen to go and see it in the cinema. *faints*

I haven't done much today. I finished the book I was reading (Divine Evil by Nora Roberts - good, but I wish she'd change her basic story format occasionally) and am now waiting to start The Spire by Richard North Patterson, which I picked up at the library yesterday. I'm the first person to borrow it. I love that! [/geek]

And that's my news, I think. Oh, except to say this (once again)... Valentine, Schmalentine...


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