Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Welsh hillsiders' quandary...

There is much furious foaming furore about Welsh schools not being academically on the same 'level playing field' as English schools today.

I have to inform everyone, that nowhere in Wales, which is a delightful country with lovely, friendly people, is there a single level playing field!

Michael Green decided that Welsh rugby players had one leg shorter than the other, so that they could play on their gorgeous hillsides and valleys and, for Scrobs, having played the game there for many years, there is general agreement on that score!


rvi said...

... and there was me thinking that only cricketers had short legs..

....besides which, if one leg is shorter than the other that means they can only play in one direction otherwise they would fall over when they turned round. Shirley?

Sen. C.R.O'Blene said...

You're getting far too technical here, Reevers.


lilith said...

I will have to ask Elby, Scrobs as he is at the rugby in Cardiff today.x

Sen. C.R.O'Blene said...

Lucky Elbers, Lils!

Perhaps there are a few mixed feelings today, but what about Italy clopping France then!


(Spag bol on the menu and no mishtake...)!

Electro-Kevin said...

You look younger than I thought you would.

Wales is tough country and can see why the SAS use it to test candidates.

I was stranded in the Brecons in foul weather for the night a year or two ago - betwixt Fan y Big and Cwm Llch.

It was a night of bliss spent in my bivvy bag unable to venture outside. A real test of army surplus gear without which I'm sure I wouldn't be here.

Sen. C.R.O'Blene said...

Aww now, Elecs, you're being a bit harsh on yourself here!

Yup, 'tis the Beacons, but I suspect you are much harder than I was back in those days!

By the way, that pic shows a very much younger Scrobs taken during the 1987 gale, but then, I had brown hair, not grey...

rvi said...

Harrumph! My other half wants to know if that pully was knitted by your other half!

(Hope it doesn't have one arm shorter than t'other!).

Sen. C.R.O'Blene said...

No, but it was a favourite for years, and, eventually just wore out Reevers!

Funny you should mention that, because only last night, we were talking about how jerseys like that were often made with a big lateral stripe, and that my grandmother had indeed knitted one for me (red and yellow), which lasted for ages!

Philipa said...

I'm sure you have lovely little legs, Scrobs. Haggis's? (Haggi?) Have legs shorter on one side so they can run round mountains, so I'm told. Never seen one as they're tricky little blighters and difficult to catch. A delicacy though #omnomnom

rvi said...

Thanks Scrobs, I shall pass that snippet on.

I freely confess that I am a Gooner and have been since I was 5. That came about because it was probably the first football team that I ever heard of. My mum had knitted me a typical 1940's fair-isle pully which I wore to school. The female teacher noticed it and exclaimed: "What a lovely jumper! Just like The Arsenal".

Isn't that cute?

Problem was the jumper was two shades of blue.......!! But I knew nothing of team colours for the following several years, by which time the lifelong loyalty seed had been firmly embedded.