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The weather has been ultra kind to us since we arrived on Wednesday. The beautiful Secret Garden was swathed in sunshine yesterday for my mate’s wedding. A week ago we would have had our coats and wellies on.

The wedding was superb, my speech went down a storm, even if I say so myself, and it was brilliant to see so many of my old mates and my family altogether in one place.

Today we sat in our friends Essex garden drinking Pimms and grilling sausages on the barbeque like almost everyone else it seems. There are little things better than a British summer’s evening.

We fly back tomorrow but you will be happy to hear that we plan to leave the tropical weather behind for my British readers!

Meanwhile back in Bermuda after over a week of most welcome rain, Tropical Storm Beryl is roughly 600 nautical miles to the west of the island, and is not a threat.

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1st, however Beryl made an early appearance forming late last night in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean.

Beryl is the second named storm of the season, after Tropical Storm Alberto which formed on May 19th. This is the first year on record that a tropical storm has formed in both the Atlantic and Pacific before the official start of their respective seasons, as the Pacific also experienced a pre-season storm with Tropical Storm Aletta forming a day before the season’s May 15th start date.

We expect to arrive back to rain tomorrow but the majority of the week looks to be okay with rain returning next weekend.

In between running around the garden I glimpsed pieces of the League One Play-Off Final this afternoon. It is hard to argue that the best two teams went up automatically and the penalty shoot out, at least up until the ninth kick, summed the game up perfectly.

It was hardly ever going to challenge ‘the greatest game’ 14 years ago, but congratulations to Huddersfield, who remain unbeaten….

One final thought. Did anyone else think a 52,000 gate was remarkably low?

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  1. Pembury Addick #

    My son thought it was low CA.

    When Sheff U played the home leg of the semi I saw lots of empty seats and checked our home gate against Swindon. We got 21000, which surprised me at how low it was. Perhaps league 1 play offs aren’t any where near as attractive as those in the Championship.

    Huddersfield lost the final last year which may have deferred a few.

    Seems a bit of a topsy turvy world when you are leaving sun soaked England for rainy Bermuda!

    have a safe journey home

    Pembury Addick

    May 27, 2012
  2. The pair of them have plenty of losing final appearances between them too and I can imagine there were many from both clubs who were either bliase about Wembley or who couldn’t face another long journey back home as losers.

    May 27, 2012

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