tger greenhaddock: May 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Willy Goal

After a long winter layoff I have started playing football again with the Alter Herren. It has not been easy as my fitness has dropped somewhat sine last year, and my legs & feet don’t always do what I tell them. An evenings training with the Alter Herren consist of standing around and talking bollocks for 30 mins, before finally playing footie for an hour.

This week the score was tied at the end of 6o mins so we decided which ever team scored next would win the game (The Golden Goal). Well I scored that Golden Goal! – Unfortunately it was at the wrong end. I scored an own goal, but to make matters worse, the offending appendage that poked the ball over the line, wasn’t a foot – It was my willy!

Although rather funny it was bit on the painful side. But I soon recovered.

Labels: ,

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Fathers Day

Today is Fathers Day here in Germany and I am currently sat here in Frankfurt working day shift, whilst my family are up near Köln visiting an adventure park call Phantasia Land, with the Juniorette’s godparents. The Juniorette has been there several times and loves it. She’s a bit of a rollercoaster junkie I think. This shift is my penultimate one. On Monday I become a normal office hours worker. After 24 years of shift work normal days is going to be a bit weird.

The Magnolia that I planted for Mrs H has finally bloomed (see upper photo). The flowers have a really sweet smell and could be a bit overpowering for some people, but I really like the scent. I also planted another Japanese Maple (see lower photo) this week. This one has red leaves and is called Fireglow. The leaves look terrific when strong sunlight shines through them. I have spent quite a bit of time in the garden doing various jobs, and it’s almost been nice to come to work today for a bit of a rest from the physical activity

Labels: , , ,