My thoughts and sympathy go to the victims and families affected my this cowardly attack.
This was a soft target, and bad news.
No good ever comes of these acts.
May has been another (fairly) busy month in Eggybreadland.
Apart from the usual weekend visits for mothercare, I have been lucky enough to visit gardens, parks and the V&A.
If you are not aware, a short stroll from the bus terminus takes you to Parliament Hill Fields, which offers a great view of London from the 2012 Olympic site in the East to City and St Pauls round to the BT Tower and Houses of Parliament in the West.
I took a few images and they can be viewed elsewhere on this site.
We had a nice stroll past Hampton Court to Henry VIII's adjoining deer chase at Bushy Park. The weather was very good, and I managed to get my first very red face of the year (but just the right hand side).
A lovely day :) <Pictures and page here>
I was just a little surprised at the £24 ticket price, but would say that as a fan, it was very interesting and immersive.
< Photos and web page here >
Another good one.
Yet again, the spine and steel within the team has been lacking, there is a surplus of creative midfield players but the team is shy of defending and strike force cover.
Bad decisions regarding announcements about Arsene Wenger's future seem to have made the ship unstable.
I stick by my statement in the previous blog that it is time for Arsene Wenger to leave the manager's job. I would have no problem with the idea that he could "go upstairs" to a consultative role. In fact I think that Wenger is one of the two great visionary managers in Arsenal's history together with Herbert Chapman in the early days at Highbury.
My issue is really about who should take over, and why has no candidate been groomed ?
I really don't know the answer, but do fear what is to come if Wenger decides to go at the end of his current contract.
I am expecting little from next weekend's FA Cup Final against Chelsea, so would prefer to remember The Professor not as in the slide show at the top of this section, but like this:
Arsenal Football Club under Arsene Wenger has been very special.
That said, we won't know if he is staying or going until after the Cup Final.
If you would like to review my ramblings about football and more specifically check these pages out:
<The Beautiful Game - my outlook on the football matters>
or select the "Football" category to the right towards the top of this page to see what my blog ramblings have been.
That said, when I went to Bushy Park earlier in the month, I did have my very first heart-tug since giving up my appointment in February.
At the start of the fair, there was a parade of cars and bikes , the groups who were there, a marching ban, local Sea Cadets and a local Scout Group.
The Scouts were a bit scruffy although in uniform as were the Cub Scouts, but I did have a "that would have been me" moment when I saw the leaders with them.
Just 29 days until the <Glastonbury Festival>, which I am looking forward to attending for the third time - it is nice in this instance to be classed as a "Veteran".
Next week sees the local school's half term, and I am taking a few days leave to hang out with my dear friend and their lovely daughter.
There are a few trips planned, but more of that next time.
Until then, pip pip...
And let's be careful out there.