I was late to the Party

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I celebrated my 39th birthday this week and so my 40thyear begins.  I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday.  I headed out for breakfast post radio show with the team.  Came home to coffee and cake with the kids after they finished school, then to the cinema with Julia to watch ‘Rocketman’ and rounded off my day going to the pub to watch Northern Ireland beat Belarus.

Firstly ‘Rocketman’ is sensational.  All I’ve heard is that it doesn’t beat ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.  I have to disagree, albeit it is more of a musical I thought it was first class and reminded me how much I did actually listen to Elton John as a child.  Another artist introduced to me by my Dad.  Although I was late to the party in terms of going to see it, if you haven’t seen it yet, go quick before it leaves the cinema.

The Northern Ireland result was the icing on the cake.  4 wins from 4 in the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 already. 12 points and top of the group, incredible scenes.  With the Netherlands and Germany coming up Michael O’Neill and the team have given themselves a chance; I am delighted for them.  On another note many congratulations to Aaron Hughes on an incredible career.  He announced his retirement this week having won 112 caps for his country and captained Northern Ireland on 48 occasions.  He is a true professional, thanks for the memories.

Timmy Trumpet popped into the studio this week to chat about his love for Belfast, his biggest gig ever coming up in August at Vital and how his other half calls him Tiny Trumpet.  He made me laugh.  Also he made it on air at 8.15 after having a big night out to celebrate his birthday, respect!

I have tried to watch Love Island this week and failed miserably.  However I did sit down with Julia to catch the first episode of the season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’.  It is first class and picked up where it left off at the end of season 1. It is worth a watch and stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

Many congratulations to Rory McIlroy who won the Canadian Open earlier in the week. What a round to finish off the job. He was well on for a record score of 59 but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.  He finished 7 shots in front of runner up Webb Simpson.  I’m hoping he can deliver again at this weeks US Open and continue his form into the last major of the season, ‘The Open’ at Royal Portrush.  To say I’m excited for that is a huge understatement.

Have a great weekend



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