Weekly Ramblings Returns

Issue 8 – Tuesday 2 June 2020 Introduction Its been a long time since I tried to keep a weekly blog and in hindsight its confusing why I didn’t start my ramblings back up earlier in this long-lasting lockdown. Maybe I naively considered the comings and goings of life at home to be uninteresting orContinue reading “Weekly Ramblings Returns”

Two Different Types of Lockdown

It was 17 days ago that I dragged the last item of my student belongings through the door of my Aberdeen flat. My mood was rather sombre as I carried my annoying elephant costume, which I regret ever purchasing, and placed it beside the dusty staircase. Having said my final goodbyes to my Jamaica StreetContinue reading “Two Different Types of Lockdown”

Aberdeen Caley Coaches Disappointed but Understanding of Decision to Call the Season Void

Posted – 24/03/20 It would be naïve to suggest rugby is on anyone’s priorities list as the globe battles a devastating pandemic. Nevertheless, a decision had to be made by Scottish Rugby about how to finish the domestic season following the suspension of all rugby in Scotland on the 13th March. On Tuesday a decisionContinue reading “Aberdeen Caley Coaches Disappointed but Understanding of Decision to Call the Season Void”

Caledonia Two: Aberdeenshire leave it late to beat resilient Ross Sutherland

Aberdeenshire 29 (14) Ross Sutherland 26 (12) Aberdeenshire finished off a successful season with the narrowest of wins against a tough Ross Sutherland side.  This game was always in the balance, with Paul Harrow’s penalty at the death proving the difference in a tight encounter. Harrow had opened the scoring for Aberdeenshire early on andContinue reading “Caledonia Two: Aberdeenshire leave it late to beat resilient Ross Sutherland”

A Granite Paradise

The sand is warm between your toes as you stroll across a beach sipping a cocktail while lounging around in your swimsuit. The location is undisclosed as the waves lap the shore. You could be in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean or somewhere else warm. That doesn’t matter. The sun is shining and you’re at peaceContinue reading “A Granite Paradise”

Caledonia One: Ellon beat battling Wanderers in enthralling encounter

Ellon  38(24)  Aberdeen Wanderers  31(12)  Ellon now sit second in the league table after an entertaining bonus point victory against a resilent Aberdeen Wanderers side. The sides shared ten tries between them as Wanderers fought their way back into a game which the hosts looked to have tied up by the 50th minute after JamesContinue reading “Caledonia One: Ellon beat battling Wanderers in enthralling encounter”

Caledonia One: Aberdeen Wanderers 29-5 Blairgowrie

Aberdeen Wanderers 29 (15) Blairgowrie 5(0) Aberdeen Wanderers brushed past Blairgowrie as blustery conditions and a heavy Groats Road pitch made the going tough for both sides.  The hosts’ stand-off, Ed Vickers, scored 14  points, adding a fine try to three conversions and a penalty. Ewan Smith, Mitchell Scott and Carwyn Walker also crossed theContinue reading “Caledonia One: Aberdeen Wanderers 29-5 Blairgowrie”

French Flair, Irish Intelligence and Scotland’s Silly Errors

This weekend was always going to be just that little better than usual as the crème la crème of sporting events got underway in Cardiff. I speak not of the Super Bowl in Miami, but instead of the Northern Hemisphere’s rugby showpiece where long-time supporters and long-suffering girlfriends (or boyfriends) alike were treated to twoContinue reading “French Flair, Irish Intelligence and Scotland’s Silly Errors”

Six Nations 2020 Preview: Ireland

When wandering down some of Dublin’s busiest streets its difficult to ignore the countless electoral posters which line the streets in their hundreds. Each one stars a TD or party leader front and centre. The subject of the personal political campaigns either smiling wryly or poising in an authoritative stance in order to gain voterContinue reading “Six Nations 2020 Preview: Ireland”