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Monday, 17 November 2014

Autumn Rugby Internationals.

Hi Folks!

On Saturday Mr Clicky, Master Clicky and I went to Kingsholm the home of Gloucester Rugby to watch an Autumn International.  Sadly not England ~ too expensive ~ but Tonga v USA.

The kick-off was at 4.45pm so it was just getting dark as we arrived.
As we were at Kingsholm we stood in 'The Shed' ~ the bit with the sloping roof, nothing fancy(!) for the princely sum of £5.00 for Mr Clicky and Me and £1.00 for Master Clicky.  The Shed is a boisterous and noisy place and lots of fun helped along by the odd pint (not for me I was driving.)
I've never been to an international before; after the team's national anthems were played Tonga did their Haka (war dance) which is called the Sipi Hau.  I'm not sure if USA was unsettled by it but they certainly made a lot of noise.
 Kingsholm is great because you are really close to the action.
Three of the players from Tonga are in the Gloucester team so Tonga got most of the support.  The atmosphere was great, both and teams played well but Tonga was a bit faster where it mattered,  winning 40 -12.
We had a brilliant time.

I've been buying magazines.  I always buy Ideal Home this time of year as I do like a Christmas Magazine and Ideal Home has a free calendar.
Whilst I was in the magazine section I saw a Homemaker
with a Trio of Trees kit to make.  This came with printed fabric, stuffing, cotton reels ~ for stands and cotton thread.
I also got a Simply Homemade
which had the Twelve Days of Christmas printed fabric decorations.

Now, sewing isn't really my thing, but I think even I should be able to knock these up.
I'll keep you posted on my progress!

That's me for now, posting on a Monday for a change, whatever next?

Hope you have a good week, see you soon..........Clicky Needles.


  1. Wow! That's a good magazine haul! Looking forward to seeing your Christmassy fabric creations :0) x

  2. I can't believe your magazines come with all the stuff for craft projects! Wow! I loved the little trees with the spools! Looks like you had fun at the game! I'd love to have heard the Tonga war chant. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. What a great price to watch an international, I think the local football club charges more than that. Rugby really has got things right, I think that's why it's so well supported by families. It would be far too expensive for the whole family to attend a football match. We used to go to Headingley to watch Leeds Rhinos when Daniel was little and wanted to go, they used to lift him over the turnstiles without taking payment for him. It sounds like you all had a great time. I've stopped buying magazines but I love the Christmas editions. I may have to buy Homemaker, those trees are so cute. Don't forget to show us them when they're done.

  4. I was going to ask if Tonga did the Haka! That must have been good to watch. I love those magazine freebies, I thought that I was done buying magazines for now, but perhaps not! xx

  5. What a fun thing to see, poor US, they sound a bit pathetic.

  6. No Meredith, US were not at all pathetic. They played really well, didn't concede any points when someone was sent off for a tackle off the ball. Tonga were just better, but it was a really good match - not a walkover!

  7. Ooo must look out for those magazines :)
    We are paired up in Amy's Christmas Card Swap, my email address is, if you email me your address, I'll email you mine right back :)


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