Well it is nearly, nearly, cricket time again. Which means we are all having to get ready, ready, ready!!! Ready for more weekends taken up by nothing but long days on the Cricket green followed by long evenings in the pub. So I thought I’d give you all a little window into all of the stuff that goes into preparing for the return of the cricket because it now seems to effect almost every part of my life. In a good way! Totally in a good way. Totally.
You know, it effects the whole family, all of them! The kids love to come and watch Daddy play so they have to start getting all their homework done before Sunday or they’ll miss their hero knocking it out of the park. And the wife does all the cooking for the teas and lunches now which is a hell of a lot of food. And I mean a hell of a lot of food. So much food. She’s spent this week just preparing the kitchen! She’s been buying new kitchen equipment (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/), getting the oven cleaned (https://www.ovenu.co.uk/) and ordering a whole crazy host of food and ingredients.
As for me, I’ve been training and practicing. Spending whole days bowling out the tree in the garden. That is how you get to be the best. That is how you beat every and all people who stand in your way and try to win when you want to win. Because life is all about small victories. And big victories. And medium sized victories. Basically just all victories. Because winners never die. They live forever in the memories and knowledge of those moments where they triumphed. The drive to triumph over another is the drive that has made the human race what it is. That and opposable thumbs and the ability to cooperate.