the name is how our middle daughter used to introduce me to some of her friends (sad but true!)
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
federer v nadal/borg v mcenroe
Sunday’s amazing tennis final between Nadal and Federer (good friend Cyrano was there to witness it first hand, lucky man!) put me in mind of the 1980 final between Borg and McEnroe. It was another five set thriller (1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6) and it took place on the day our youngest daughter Alice was born. I can remember dashing down the corridor at the hospital in Oxford to take a quick peek at the TV at various stages and returning to tell Moira what a fantastic game it was (the 16-18 tie-break in the fourth set was incredible) and who was winning. Amazingly, Moira didn’t really seem too interested (“you can NOT be serious!”)! Happy birthday Alice! xx Photo: 1980 winner Bjorn Borg
Married to Moira with three daughters (Ruth, Hannah and Alice) and six grandchildren (Ursula, Jemima, Rosa, Dan, Iris and Mikey). Former architect and also worked with young people in education in recent years... now just a retired slacker.