Tag Archives: MrsDavy

501. The Day After

Boxing Day. The day after the wedding. The day after the World Cup, or the exam final, or a childhood’s birthday. The day when all the intense focus and anxious of the Big Day has evaporated leaving you … what? … Continue reading

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456. The Second MrsDavy

Never say that MrsDavy is risk averse. She is in fact a daredevil, a high wire artiste, a seeker of thrills. I know all this to be true, contrary to all the evidence of the last 30 years (including her … Continue reading

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431. “Who?” Said MrsDavy

I don’t ask for much. Really, I don’t. And as I am happy to testify, MrsDavy frequently occasionally surprises me with her regard and attention, none of which I have earned. Which makes me think that this latest episode is … Continue reading

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397. Still Considering That Divorce

I wrote earlier this year about Mr Jeremy Sutton, an Auckland divorce lawyer, who was targeting ads at me on The Twitter, presumably because he thought my online profile (50s, male, rugby, stupid) put me in his target market. He’s … Continue reading

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380. MrsDavy Kicks It In The Guts

MrsDavy still surprises. At one level, I think she tolerates me with a sort of feudal noblesse oblige, as if I am an old retainer that came with the house. I have my strange ways, rugby foremost, and I’m not … Continue reading

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363. MrsDavy’s Guide to RWC2015 #5

Time to embrace our anxious. Let’s put aside all the mathematical permutations and make some assumptions. Which I hate to do, generally, because as I have told the LittleDavy’s time and time again: “Assumption is the enemy of success.” (For example: … Continue reading

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354. MrsDavy’s Guide to the Rugby World Cup #4.a

There will be 13 stadia used for the 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup 2015.  The commercial imperatives for the hosts  in selecting venues were: maximise gate revenues (big stadia for big matches) grow the game’s long-term audience (regional spread) spread … Continue reading

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348. MrsDavy’s Guide to the Rugby World Cup 2015 #3

Have another glass of chardonnay, my dear, because now we’re getting to the guts of the matter: the pool matches. You will recall that there are four pools of five teams each during the preliminary stages of the Cup. The top … Continue reading

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347. MrsDavy’s Guide to the Rugby World Cup 2015 #2

There are twenty teams competing for the Webb Ellis Trophy at the Rugby World Cup 2015, divided into four pools of five teams each. (4 pools x 5 teams = 20. Still with me?) This being rugby, the pools have … Continue reading

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345. Ned Saves Humanity

I don’t say that I expect a knighthood or enoblement (although Lord Ned of Poneke has a certain ring to it, methinks), but my service to humanity this year has a certain Everest-ness to it: to provide MrsDavy with the … Continue reading

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