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Tracy
28 December 2017 @ 01:45 pm
I hope everyone (that celebrates) had a good Christmas day and are enjoying that weird period between Christmas and New Years when no-one knows what day it even is. I had a fairly unevenful one but I enjoyed the Christmas episode of "Doctor Who" and I'm looking forward to seeing the new series when it arrives. From the small amount of screen time we saw Jodie Whittaker's Doctor looks pretty interesting (I'm glad she kept her accent!), did the TARDIS throw her out? What happened there?

I've been watching the busy Christmas football schedule - I'm glad Spurs have got a couple of good results so far - and my fantasy football team has had a couple of good weeks. It was very exciting when Harry Kane got his record breaking goals. I don't get why there's negativity around it from non-Spurs fans though. The Shearer record he broke was 22 years old so but people are still saying they don't think he's actually that good! Every English football fan, regardless of the club they support, should be pleased! He's the highest scoring footballer in 2017 (beating Messi and Ronaldo!) and he's ours!!
 
 
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Tracy
17 December 2017 @ 02:03 pm
Apparently it's been ages since my last post. I'm not sure what happened, I guess I just haven't had anything to say. I'm gonna try and get back into posting again though because I do kinda miss having an outlet for my thoughts even if no-one reads them.

Since my previous post I've been to a few more games at Wembley - I have a pretty decent record there actually as I've been 8 times but never seen the team I'm supporting lose (W7, D1). I do enjoy seeing matches there and have already booked for an England friendly next March. I'm also considering a few more Spurs games before they move into the new stadium.

I'm also starting to get a bit excited about next years World Cup - especially now all the teams have qualified and the draws have been made. Obviously, on paper, England have an easy draw but I've seen England disappoint at major tournaments against so called "easy teams" way too many times to get too ahead of myself. I think the World Cup is my favourite tournament so I will be trying my best to watch as many games as I can during the month it's on.

I've always been keeping up to date with my shows - I think most are on their midseason breaks now though - and I've been enjoying most of them. I think this years "Hawaii Five-0" has been good and I'm really enjoying the new characters and think they have fit in really well with the rest of the team. Hopefully it continues in the second half of the season. "MacGyver" has been fun too and I enjoy watching it and Five-0 back to back.

I think my DC shows are doing okay - I like the fact that "The Flash" seems a bit more lighthearted again as things got a little too dark for a while last season (and I watch "Arrow" for that).

I can't think of much else to post about, to be honest, but I will try and post a bit more often. I can't believe it's almost Christmas again though - I did my wrapping earlier and I'm already off work until 2018.
 
 
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Tracy
01 October 2017 @ 03:04 pm
It looks like it's been almost a whole month since my previous post again. Once again I have no real excuses, I just can't really be bothered. Anyway, I'm here now so.

Since my previous post I went to Wembley to watch Spurs vs Barnsley in the League Cup (or Carabao or whatever it's called these days). It wasn't the best game ever, and the stadium wasn't exactly busy but I enjoyed it and Spurs won. We were right near the front though and the players were right there which was pretty cool. This week I'm going to see England at Wembley again and then, in a couple of weeks, I'm going to see Spurs vs Bournemouth. Going to games at Wembley could become an expensive habit.

Spurs are playing pretty well at the moment and getting some good results away from home (they still need to work on making Wembley home though) and Harry Kane is on fire right now. On the other hand Crystal Palace are struggling. I feel like they're doomed but I guess if they can get a win somewhere it might kick something off for them. They were terrible yesterday. I feel bad for their fans.

I've also been watching some shows as usual - "Salvation" finished and ended a little bit up in the air so I'm hoping (but not really expecting) a season 2 as I ended up enjoying it a lot - and my other shows are starting to come back with "Designated Survivor", "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver" returning this week. I enjoyed the three of them. H50 started pretty strongly.

I also watched the series finale of "Teen Wolf" which was pretty good but the show kinda deteriorated after season 3 so it ending wasn't as destressing as it could have been - I am gonna miss it though because it was great for the first three seasons. I do think it ended quite well and it was nice to see all the old cast back again with Stiles, Derek and Jackson making appearance (along with Ethan).

I also went to see Joel Dommett's stand up show a couple of weeks ago - the first time I'd seen a stand up show so it was interesting. He was pretty funny.
 
 
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Tracy
05 September 2017 @ 05:55 pm
Once again it's been a few weeks since my last post. Apologies again.

Since my previous post we finished walking the London Overground which is pretty cool. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the Undergound last year but it was still fun and nice to see all those places in London that I wouldn't normally see. Especially places south of the river because I don't ususally go there. It's always good to have a challenge over the summer so we'll have to think of a new one for next year. We want to do the DLR too but that probably won't take very long so could be something for the October half term. Incidentally, I'm back at work now - yesterday we had an inset day to get things ready and today we started slowly which is good because it gives us time to get back into things again.

Yesterday Mark and I went to Wembley to see England playing Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier. I somehow managed to get really good seats - behind the goal (just to the side), row three so the players were right there! The tickets were the same price as the ones we got the last few times but we were right at the back then. I guess I just got lucky this time. The atmosphere was good as usual and England put in a good performance, after a ropey first half hour or so, and thoroughly deserved the win. I may have leaped up and shouted "DIER!!" after he got the equalizer (the dude in front of my was live streaming it on facebook and put the camera on me so that was awkward). I really enjoy seeing games at Wembley and have also booked tickets to a Spurs match there (against Bournmouth in October) for £20. I thought that was quite good for a premier league game and I'm hoping to get tickets for more as the season goes. Let's just hope Spurs can start winning there!

I'm still watching my shows (although I'm a bit behind on some because I've been watching the World Cup Qualifiers) and now it's September everythng else should be coming back soon - and some new ones too, I guess. 
 
 
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Tracy
18 August 2017 @ 04:26 pm
Once again it's been a long time since my previous post. I was having difficulty logging in so that didn't help - plus I haven't really been that motivated.

Anyway, since my last post we've walked some more of the London Overground - we've only got one line left to do now so it should definitely be finished by the time I go back to work in two weeks. We had planned on doing the last one today but Tegan got lost last night and after the stress of worrying about her and eventually finding her this morning (she'd got into one of our neighbours shed sometime yesterday and couldn't figure out how to get back out again) it was a bit too late for us to head out as we like to get started early. We're gonna try and do it next week. I've enjoyed walking it so far as it's nice to see different places in London.

I think I mentioned in my post that I broke my mobile phone? Well, I purchased a new one last week - I ended up getting a OnePlus 5 in soft gold (it worked out well in the end because Mark had recommeded the OnePlus to me previously but they didn't do it in with a white face which is what I wanted but then last Monday they released the soft gold one with a white face so naturally I had to buy it). It's my first non-Motorola phone which feels weird but I'm really pleased with it so far.

In football news, the new Premier League season started last weekend and it was an entertaining start with loads of goals. And Spurs won! I also scored pretty highly on Fantasy Football which was good - especially considering how poorly I did on my first week last season. I'm hoping for a good weekend again this week. Speaking of Spurs, I bought myself the new away kit the other day. I just kept looking at it and trying it on in various stores so in the end I just had to buy it. It's a really nice shirt though and as I plan on trying to go to some Spurs games at Wembley this year I've got to have something to wear! I also got it in a kids size XL which not only fits me well but is also £20 cheaper than the adult version. I am kicking myself for not getting the England away kit I got earlier this year in a kids fit.

In TV news: I've been watching my usual summer shows. "Suits" season 7 has started quite well and I'm generally enjoying it. Although I would prefer it if Mike wasn't lying to Harvey and Donna has started to annoy me a little bit. The second half of "Teen Wolf" season 6 seems to make less sense that usual (and that's saying something) but I'm still enjoying it. I'm looking forward to all the gang getting back together, which I assume (and hope?) is gonna happen before the end of the season (and whole show).

"Chicago Fire" and "The Night Shift" are also coming along quite nicely. A show I'm really enjoying at the moment is "Salvation", I wasn't sure about it at first but I've started to get really into it now and Santiago Cabrera is very watchable. I'm intrigued by how things are gonna end and is there gonna be a season 2?

"Stitchers" season 3 has now finished and I enjoyed it as usual - I'm not sure about the Camille storyline with Amanda. I just think they're rushing into things too much - they've been a bit off and on and now they're moving in together? I just don't think it's gonna end well for either of them although I'll be happy to be proven wrong.

I enjoyed the season finale and the cliffhanger was a good one - I just hope we get a season four now.
 
 
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Tracy
02 August 2017 @ 11:21 am
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Since my last post we've walked some more of the London Overgound - last Tuesday we did Cheshunt to Hackney Downs which took as past the new Spurs stadium which is coming along really well. Even though I've been watching the live feeds and have seen loads of pictures you don't realise quite how big it actually is until you're standing on the high street looking up at it. It's massive! It looks pretty cool though. (pics are on my facebook/instagram).

This week we planned to go south of the river and walk the Overgound from Croydon but I dropped, and broke, my phone only two stations in so with no sat nav or camera to use we had to abort that walk and just come home which was annoying. And I've got to buy a new phone now and I'm not really ready to do that yet as I haven't really researched what's out there. At the moment I'm using my old one - which is a bit slow but it works - and will probably wait for the new batch of phones that are due out in the next few months before making a decision. We were gonna head back to Croydon today but the weather doesn't look that great so we might do it tomorrow.

In TV news: I'm enjoying "Stitchers" this season - I thought last weeks episode was a really good one and this weeks was good too. This show fits well into my summer schedule. I wonder if it'll be renewed?

I also watched "Teen Wolf' 6x11 the other night which was okay. I didn't really know what was going on but I enjoyed most of it - I quite like the idea of something coming out when they rescued Stiles (I assume that's where they're going?) and I liked the Stiles scene at the end. I'm interested in seeing how things are gonna end?

Oh, and the other two Spurs friendlies didn't go quite as well as the first one. There's one more this weekend and then the new season starts (my fantasy team is ready. I think).
 
 
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Tracy
24 July 2017 @ 11:12 am
So, it looks like I haven't posted in a while once again. My friend Dave passed away a few weeks ago so I guess I just haven't felt like posting. I'm gonna try and get back into the swing of things though and hopefully start posting a bit more regularly like I used to. I have kinda missed being able to put my thoughts somewhere.

I've been watching some summer shows - "Stitchers" season 3 is quite enjoyable, "Suits" season 7 has just started and I'm enjoying that (it's good having Mike and Harvey working together again), "The Night Shift" season 4 is quite good. I've also started watching a show called "Salvation" (I'm two episodes in) and I'm quite enjoying that too.

The "Hawaii Five-0" news broke a couple of weeks ago too, didn't it? I'm quite interested in how things are gonna work and how Chin and Kono are gonna be written out (I'm assuming Chin goes to San Francisco and maybe Kono continues the path she was on at the end of last season), especially as Adam has been upgraded to a series regular now. Should make for an interesting beginning to the season anyway.

Speaking of TV news: "Doctor Who" and Jodie Whittaker. I have to be honest and say that when people first mentioned the possibility of a female Doctor years back I wasn't convinced that it would work but now I think it's time for change. I think the show needs change anyway and why shouldn't the Doctor be a woman? Especially when you've had the whole Master/Missy thing. I just hope that it's done well - with a new show runner and a new kind of Doctor it's the perfect opportunty to make things great again (excuse the almost Trumpism). I'm looking forward to it - I just hope they don't screw it up.

I've also been following the football transfer rumour mill. I've never really done it before (even though I can probably say I've been a fan of football for years I just got back into the Premier League last season - and probably the end of the season before - after a long break) and it's kind of a rollercoaster, isn't it? Sometimes I just feel like people make things up for fun. I'm glad that Spurs have managed to keep their big players so far (apart from Kyle Walker but I think the writing was on the wall about that before end of the season) and hope they have have a good upcoming season. Speaking of Spurs, I stayed up the other night to watch their friendly against PSG (at 1am) and I'm glad I did. I know it was only a friendly but I enjoyed the game as a whole and I think the performance was quite promising (and I thought Eric Dier's goal was brilliant! Eriksen and Toby's were spectacular but I think the control on Dier's was something else. It looks funny at first but when you see it from a different angle I think it's quite impressive). I think I'm gonna stay up to watch their next friendly tomorrow as well.

I've also watched some of games in some of the tournaments this summer (the under 19's etc) and found them fairly enjoyable and have watched the two England games in the Women's Euros and found them quite enjoyable too. I've never been able to get into the women's game (although I don't know why) but England's games have been pretty good. I thought it was interesting in last nights when the ref pointed to the spot for a penalty but then changed her mind. I didn't even know they could do that but apparently it's in the rules.

Also, you know last summer my Mum and I walked the London Undergound? Well, this summer (now I've finished work until September) we're walking the London Overground which we started last week (there are pics on my facebook/instagram, if you're interested) and once we've finished that we're gonna do the DLR too. I think once we've finished those we'll have seen every part of London worth seeing.

It's felt good to make a long post again. I'll try not to wait too long for my next one.
 
 
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Tracy
10 June 2017 @ 03:37 pm
So time for my monthly post.

Now all of my shows have finished and the football season has finished so I officially have nothing to do. However, "Stitchers" has returned with season 3 (I enjoyed the first episode) and "Doctor Who" is still on - the last few episodes have lost me a bit unfortunately as I was enjoying the standalone ones we were having. Let's hope things go back to normal for the rest of the season.

It's currently the international break (do we call it a break when the season is over?) and England are playing today which is exciting. I'm looking forward to it. I do like watching international games (even if England do seem to underperform when it matters. I have high hopes for this batch of players and the manager though. I honestly believe it's gonna be our time soon).
 
 
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Tracy
06 May 2017 @ 05:32 pm
COYS  
Wow, long time no post yet again. I don't really have any excuses, I just don't really feel like posting these days.

Since my last post I went to see Josh Doyle play a gig in a pub called The Islington. It was a pretty good show, tiny venue which was weird. He's always good though and I bought the new CD he has out (some great songs on there. It's all a bit accousticy but I think with a bit more production one of the songs could be a proper tune).

We've also found a new, regular, quiz that's super local. Every two weeks and only £2. Can't be bad. I really enjoy going to it actually - especially as we've won the last couple we've been to.

I've also been keeping up with my shows, of course, which are all going along nicely. I'm enjoying them all. I've also started watching another new show on Netflix called "Girlboss" (I'm not sure if that's one word or two?). I quite like it although sometimes it's a little too style over substance and sometimes seems like it's trying too hard to be quirky.

I'm not sure I understand where "The Flash" storyline is going though - surely Barry could just decide he doesn't want to do that and the future would change? It seems like they're making things too complicated.

Oh, and I've been watching the new season of "Doctor Who" (it's 10th). I've actually been enjoying it which is good because I thought I was gonna hate it. I've really enjoyed Bill too and like her relationship with the Doctor so far. I'm looking forward to more.

I've also been watching - and keeping up with - the business end of the Premier League season. It's the first time I've got really into a football season for a really long time (I think Leicester winning it last year made it more appealing somehow) and I've really enjoyed watching the games and discussing them with my Dad (especially the fantasy football stuff, I've loved that). Oh, and also I placed a bet on last weeks Spurs v Arsenal game which came through so I won £36 (on a £1 bet. Wish I'd more on now) which was awesome. As was the result. Last nights Spurs result against West Ham wasn't quite as good. I think if Spurs can solidify their 2nd place it will end up being a really good season for them (although you don't win anything for 2nd place. Maybe the should do a silver medal type of thing? That would be cool). I've really enjoyed supporting them again this season and I'm looking forward to the next one. I just hope they can keep hold of all their players because I love them all.

Speaking of Spurs, I dragged my Mum along to the Spurs finale stadium tour the other day (it's kinda like half of the proper stadium tour they've always done but smaller so they can accomodate the fans that missed out of the proper tour and see the stadium before it gets knocked down to be replaced by a new, bigger, version). I really enjoyed seeing the stadium on the inside. I'd only been to see one Spurs match there before and it was over 20 years ago (and Spurs lost). I'm glad I went.
 
 
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Tracy
07 April 2017 @ 11:40 am
So, it appears to have been almost a month since my last post. I'm finding it a real chore to post these days.

In that time I've been watching my shows as usual - enjoying them for the most part - and have started watching a show called "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix. I'm 8 episodes in I think and I'm enjoying it so far. It's a really interesting show and Dylan Minnette was on my radar a while ago after performances in "Medium" and "Supernatural" so it's good to see him as the lead in something. He's good in it too.

SInce my previous post I went to see England play Lithuania at Wembley. Once again there was a great atmosphere (even though there was some Lithuanians in the England supporters section. They were fine but it could have been nasty with the wrong kind of fans in attendance). England won which was good but Lithuania were poor. Everyone went mental when Defoe scored though. I was so pleased when Gareth Southgate named him in his squad and even happier when he started in this game. I'm really looking forward to what Southgate does with this team - obviously it's not gonna be instant but there are some really good young English players around right now. I think the future could be bright.

In other football news: I've got really into my Fantasy Football team at the moment. I like tweaking my team each week and following the scores when they come through is quite exciting. Dele Alli is my captain. I love that boy, fantastic player. And still only 20 (for the next few days anyway, it's his birthday next week, I think?).
 
 
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