Warwick Castle

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Yesterday was a very good day to visit Warwick Castle. The weather was good. It was not very crowded and we got to see all the shows which were brilliant. More photographs to follow later.

WWC Finals

It has been a while since I watched a game of cricket in its entirety. But on Sunday, we managed to watch the Women’s World Cup Final which took place at Lords Cricket Ground (through TV of course). With India and England in the final, there was no way Mr M was gonna miss that, so I joined him. I was pleasantly surprised that this 50 over match did keep me engrossed and left me sad when India lost after getting that close to the target. They were doing pretty good with Raut doing her best, but we weren’t sure what happened to Mithali Raj during her run out and after that even though Kaur was doing her best to keep the momentum going, it was difficult for the batsman (or is there another term for women here???) because the batsman on the other end wasn’t keeping up. All in all, it was a good match and the better team won. I was also very happy to see a full stadium and popular Bollywood stars supporting the team. They also showed a piece about Rachael Heyhoe Flint who was a pioneer in the Women’s cricketing world. It was very interesting. I haven’t heard about her ever. Shows how little importance is given to women’s sports. Or may be I lost keeping track when I lost my interest in sports. Who knows! Thankfully, the weather also held up a bit. I was so worried because it had started to drizzle in our area and Lords wasn’t too far from our place. May be it was a sign of some bright moments in the future for women’s sports ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sports Drama

Finally, it is over. The 6 nations Rugby match.
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I have never watched a Rugby match until now and Mr. M is a big fan of all sports, especially rugby, hurling, football, tennis etc etc etc. The first match I watched was the Ireland vs Wales match…and I couldn’t watch after a few minutes. It was emotionally demanding on my part. Everyone fall on that one person with the ball…Goodness Gracious. I immediately took out my Kindle and kept an ear out for any yay!’s from Mr. M for the score. Sadly, Ireland lost that game. And since England was winning the championship because they were already ahead in the game, he wasn’t very keen on the final match on Saturday (at least that is what he told me the other day). But when he checked the score online on our way back from some shopping and saw that Ireland was winning, he was upset that he lost 20 mins of the game. ๐Ÿ™„ Men and their sports drama, I tell ya. He was on pins and needles the rest of the time until the game ended with Ireland winning against England in Dublin. Wasn’t he the happiest man that day!
I had thought that football was violent. Rugby is scary. I also watched bits and pieces of a football match (with Man Utd) The amount of drama that goes on… Oh! my Goodness!…Well, it is clear that sports aren’t my cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my weekly dose of badminton games. Those are so non-painful games you know. We are also planning to extend it to Tennis and see if we can do it. I have never played tennis before, so it will be interesting to know how I fare.

Out of the blue

Have you just wished for something out of the blue and got it granted ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not sure if you heard of the Icelandic commentator who went crazy when his country won the match against Austria

So yesterday when my friend and I were discussing the matches (he is a very avid fan and watches almost all the matches) I told him that I would love to see Iceland win against England and if possible have the same commentatorย be at the match ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wouldn’t that be very cool? When forced to choose a side, he chose England. So I bid him good night wishing for Iceland to do their best. Today morning when I got up I saw the news that Iceland won 2-1 against England which brought a smile to my face because it was something I wished just before I slept and it felt like those fairies have been very busy to get my wish come true ๐Ÿ˜‰ Go Iceland!