Category Archives: Sport

Congratulations Nico Rosberg on becoming the F1 world champion.

Wow what a race? Nico Rosberg is a world champion. It has taken him a few years, and he has raced against the best in the world, but this year he proved he was more hungry for the title. All those emotions coming out on the podium and in the many interviews. It is so good to have a new humble, gracious champion.

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Unlike his team mate, who has shown on a number of occasions and today that he is a spoilt, petulant, bad sportsman, who only thinks of himself and not his team. This years biggest loser. (Nice one Lewis) NOT!

“I am losing the world championship so right now I don’t really care whether I win or lose this race.”

“Lewis, this is Paddy. We need you to pick up the pace to win this race”
“I’m in the lead right now. I’m quite comfortable where I am”

Back in 1988.

I’ve been listening to the Depeche Mode 101 live album recently on my Google Play. It was such an awesome concert, I would have loved to have seen them live. The beat and the atmosphere sounds incredible. It is definitely an album that has to be turned up loud. To think Depeche Mode recorded that concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on the 18 June 1988. That is a long time ago.

I was 16 years old, had three years left of school and had no idea what I was going to be doing with my life. My days were spent at school, learning stuff, doing cadets, singing war cries for the rugby team, playing sport, riding my bike and discovering new music. I remember going to a friend’s house and hearing this album for the first time on a cassette tape. I somehow remember the day, it was hot and we were lying next to pool and this album was playing. Those were the days.

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Back in 1988 Hi-Fi systems were all the rage, my Dad had a Technics with an amplifier, two cassette tape decks and a record player. We had 4 huge speakers in the lounge and a couple in the kitchen. It produced great sound.

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Have a £1.5 million pound Rolls Royce Silver Ghost for your birthday Mike!

I had a fantastic birthday today. I got my first gift watching the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, but I will come to that a little later.

It was a such lovely day today, Jo and I decided to take a drive up to Essex with the aim of visiting one of the coastal towns.

On route we stopped at P&A Wood in Great Easton. According to their website “In 2001, P & A Wood were appointed as “The Official Rolls-Royce and Bentley Heritage Dealers” in recognition of the knowledge and expertise that the company had built up with the Classic and Vintage cars“.

Stepping into their show room and one can see why? It is incredible! So many classic cars but my favourite was a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost from 1914. It had a price tag of £1.5 million. A small price to pay I guess for a car that has only done 5556 miles in its whole life. It was in perfect condition. Next year perhaps!

Outside their buildings every Tom, Dick and Harry who owned a super car had gathered to show off their rides.

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SKY SPORTS F1 is ruining my TV Formula One experience.

I use to love watching formula one on TV, but over the last few years the experience has been totally ruined by a group of commentators on SKY SPORTS F1, because they are completely biased towards Lewis Hamilton.

The three main instigators circled above (David Croft, Martin Brundle and Simon Lazenby) are the worst. I use to like Brundle when he commentated with Murray Walker. The two were brilliant together. As an ex-F1 driver, Martin spoke from experience, but I think he is being poisoned by Crofty standing next to him in the commentary box and the two often go on and on about Lewis Hamilton.

Yes Hamilton happens to be the current world champion and is also British, but so what, there are four other world champions in the field, as well as some super exciting young drivers coming through, not to mention some great drivers from around the world who have been around for years racing for the title, so why can’t they talk about these drivers as well?

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Look at Bowens first GoPro video.

Watch “Mike & Jo mastering the ski lifts at Schmittenhöhe, Austria” on their GoPro Hero 4 silver.

We recently went skiing at Zell Am See in Austria, where I used my GoPro Hero 4 Silver to capture some video footage. I took over 140 HD videos over the 6 days and have been going through the clips using the GoPro studio. I made this short 1 minute video while learning to use the program.

I hope to create a few more short videos of our skiing.

I will do a review on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver in May when I have some time, as I will be using it again on an upcoming Mexican and Bali trip.

Let us know via the comments what you think about the video.