Bye Bye ENGLAND (WEEKLY BLOG 11th Dec 2023)


With the racing season over , I’ve been following the fortunes of the ENGLAND Football Team in the World Cup.

As mentioned in my last blog, they had advanced to the second round against Senegal .

Then after beating them on Sunday the 4th of December they advanced to the Quarter Finals. This was going to be a tough one as they were drawn to play, France, the defending champions.

The game took place on Saturday the 10th and after a hard fought game, they were knocked out in a 2-1 loss.

So, I guess my ENGLAND gear will have to be stored away for another four years until the next World Cup.

During the week I had a busy schedule of medical appointments  Tues/Wed for I.V.I.G infusions at the Cornwall Hospital . Thursday, an appointment at the Ottawa Hospital, then on Friday a Family Doctor appointment followed by another at the opticians .

It sucks getting old !

Also during the week I had two important Birthdays .

On Tuesday the 6th it was my Grandson Benji’s 10th Birthday ,

Then on Thursday it was a significant one for Carla , my daughter.

40 years ago on the 8th of December 1982 , she was born in the Barratt Maternity Ward of the Northampton Hospital in England.

It was the best Christmas gift I could ever of wished for.

So it was quite an eventful week in my personal life.

As for racing , the big news this week , was the unveiling of the 2023 SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES.

It will make plenty of Canadian fans happy to see Dirt racings premier Modidied series returning after a two year hiatus.

The big dates are for Autodrome Drummond on July 30th and 1st of August followed by the Brockville Ontario Speedway on the 2nd of August

It’s not uncommon for additional dates to be added to the list , so I’m  keeping my fingers crossed that a few more of Canadas tracks may get added later.

That’s about it for now, apart from this Rick @ the River picture, taken on Sunday the 11th .

With the Seaway soon to be closing for the winter, I thought I’d get this one last picture of my local  St Lawrence  traffic.

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