All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

RWC: Ouch!


Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll breaks cheekbone - ouch! Mr O'D must be one of the unluckiest guys around (Lions tour 2005) - this time it was dirty play, a punch! Let's hope he can play some part in the competition!

Former Wallaby prop Ben Darwin finally bucks the trend and tells NZ Herald that it won't be an All Blacks victory: Australia versus France / Australia to win 27-17

Other coaches jump on the 'slag off England' band wagon and the Welsh are talked up by the Pumas for this weekend 'friendly'.