“My God, it’s full of stars!”

That’s probably my favourite line from 2001 a Space Odyssey. HAL has some good lines but he’s a side point to the main story. Anyway, I saw stars the other day in a big way.

Playing football with M’laddo in the garden is normally pure joy. I get to show my silky skills and beat a two year old with various step overs and dummies and the nipper gets to run around like a loony. He’s even getting pretty good at kicking it in a straight line.

I did a particularly good drag back and was well chuffed with myself. The next thing I knew I was laying on the grass all bleary eyed. My head had come into vigorous contact with the whirlybird washing line.

And the next thing I knew after that was the nipper looming over me and then BANG! he threw his football at my head.

The joys of the great outdoors eh?