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Saturday, 10 November 2007
Aw referee don't you own a rule book!
Sports continued to be theme of the day as my son and I went to watch Edinburgh Rugby play Toulouse in the Heineken Cup. He and I are season ticket holders and getting the chance to watch what was a good number of the French international team was a real treat. Although we lost 15-19 Edinburgh played really well. Had all our kicks gone over we would have won as we scored two tries to their one but that's rugby...
It also might have helped if the referee had understood the "knock on"rule, or at least French for "its a knock on" as they seemed to be able to drop the ball all they wanted and get away with it! (not that I am bitter or anything!). Still, I was able to get my dose of stress therapy by letting rip at him and cheering on an excellent Edinburgh performance
All 7:15pm -7:45pm and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South 12noon -1pm (no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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I was elected to the City of Edinburgh Council in 1999. After 7 years of being very heavily involved in Education, I was elected Council Leader in August 2006 and from May 2007 until June 2008 was Labour Group leader when I returned to the backbenches
I am ordained in the Church of Scotland but I don't have a parish. Instead I am the Secretary of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council.
I am an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University. I am married with two children, I am a member of the Iona Community and I enjoy sports though mostly as an armchair critic.
I welcome strong opinions strongly expressed, but please don't use this blog if you intend to be abusive or intend to use offensive language. The public conversation that I want to encourage must be based on mutual respect and common courtesy.