england are playing croatia at portman road this evening. i have just been into town for one of my appointments while i am off work and it was already pretty busy including a sven-alike and numerous tv and radio crews.

simon and fiona are heading down to stay tonight as they have got some tickets for the game, they are then down again for the bank holiday weekend so it should be a good few days.

luckily the weather is pretty good so i should be able to enjoy some relaxation in my garden until i go back to work next tuesday.