Tuesday, July 18, 2017


A scorcher today ( for England). Temperature was 29C as the Gorse Fox set off for football. Water would be needed at every opportunity (and sunscreen had been liberally applied).

The teams were picked for the first hour. The Gorse Fox was playing in red and the teams looked a bit skewed against us. Despite this, we were well organised in defence and only lost one goal over the three games... winning each game as we went. The Gorse Fox is a great believer in the conservation of energy and allowed the ball to do the work today - rarely venturing beyond the halfway line.

The second hour saw a change or personnel. Again, three games - and again, despite the odds being against us, we managed to draw two and win one. Overall a very satisfactory morning.

The Silver Vixen was out at a workshop so the Gorse Fox spent the afternoon climbing around among the branches of the family tree. Slowly he is unpicking the story of Pistol Pete's family and he has now discovered that Pistol Pete has some first cousins. What was so intriguing however was to find a family that had essentially lived in one village for over two hundred and fifty years. This made the research a lot easier but did raise some confusion here and there where names were reused.

It's clouded over and is getting quite muggy. Rain is forecast along with some thunder. The Gorse Fox wouldn't be at all surprised if we have a bit of a firecracker of a storm this evening.

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