Housewarming

SPOILER ALERT:

THESE ILLUSTRATIONS SHOW SCORES OF SIX NATIONS RUGBY INTERNATIONALS ON THIS, THE LAST DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A SET TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY

Donna and Neil hosted a housewarming event in their lovely new house in Westmoors. A certain amount of necessary segregation took place in their extensive living room. The ladies, Donna, Shelly, Helen, Daphne, Ron’s sister Jackie, and my Jackie sat round the table beside the garden window, while Neil, Ron, Malcolm, and I watched the rugby. Bill, who was unwell, was sadly missed.

We were generously plied with and array of sandwiches, dips, and cakes; beer and wines. As Donna said “watching rugby requires a great deal of concentration”.

First we watched the match between England and Ireland on ITV.

We then switched to BBC for the Wales/France match. I was pleased to be able to provide a profile portrait of Leigh Halfpenny for my wife. He is not the one with the dreadlocks – that is the formidable 20 stone French captain, Mathieu Bastareaud.

43 thoughts on “Housewarming

  1. Hi , hopefully you and your are all well and enjoying life ? I to had an afternoon of Rugby but sadly the three teams I was cheering for all lost ! However next year will be perfect ?

    • Thanks very much, Uma. You had me googling Kabaddi. I can see the similarity although your game looks somewhat safer. There is also a seven a side version of rugby union – much faster than the 15 a side game.

  2. It looks a bit like American football.
    Do U.S. football players ever learn to play rugby? I mean get hired like our basketball players do to play for European teams?
    I hope this question isn’t too idiotic.

    • Not idiotic at all, Claire Marie. The Americans do enter for the World Cup. Chris Wyles (to retire at the end of this season) and Titi Lamositele both play for Saracens; and Hayden Smith for Esher. It does have similarities with American Football – not that I know anything about that πŸ™‚ Thanks for the interest

  3. And a good time was had by all, it seems. Congrats to your friends on your new house. (Though I thought your post was going to be about a kitchen-warming party at your home.)

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