‘Twas on the 9th of Joon – Happy Geordie Day!

Aa went to Blaydon Races, 'Twas on the 9th of Joon, Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon... So goes the famous Geordie anthem 'The Blaydon Races' penned by George 'Geordie' Ridley in 1862. It was written to celebrate a horse race and carnival in Blaydon, a small town situated a few miles from … Continue reading ‘Twas on the 9th of Joon – Happy Geordie Day!

The Corona virus and football – pork scratchings and silver linings

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing. It’s match day! So it’s time to don those lucky underpants (the ones you wear every week to watch your team get beat again), get the ironing board out to flatten the crinkles in your football top, and put your scarf on with your team’s colours. … Continue reading The Corona virus and football – pork scratchings and silver linings