nhlifefree.com — The New Web Address For This Blog; nhlife.wordpress.com Still Works.

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This blog is growing up.

It was reaching a point when the ‘wordpress.com’ sub-domain address was becoming a hurdle. It had to grow up and get a proper ‘.com’ domain name. So it has.

nhlifefree.com or www.nhlifefree.com.

But nhlife.wordpress.com also still works and will continue to work.

nhlifefree.com was the closest domain name I could get to ‘NH Life’. A bunch of people have registered and are sitting on the domain names HOPING that I will pay to buy the domain names from them. NO WAY. Much too experienced and savvy for that. All the Search engines know me and this blog well. I will get the hits irrespective of what the address is.

This was a Web housekeeping job that was overdue. The last 10 days, while my latest book is being proofed, has been a ‘time off’ period for me. In a way I feel lost. I am so used to working, heads down, on a book. But, I have used the time to catch up on stuff like this. Yes, I have also set up a blog for the new book. They will be unveiled together.

That the ICC 2015 World Cup is in its final stages was a BONUS. I have been able to watch the matches, ball-by-ball, without feeling guilty — though I am my own boss! Got my taxes done. I had allocated 4 days to get them done. Did them in a day! Yes, I started research and an Excel spreadsheet for the next book, #24.

But getting a ‘.com’ name for this blog was on the Do List — and now it is done.


Ever Doltish Jeremy ‘bloody’ Clarkson Finally Fired From The BBC — May And Hammond May Follow.

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Click to access U.K. “Daily Mail” coverage. Do a search on ‘Clarkson’ while you are there. Quite a few related articles. Most worth glancing at — especially one re. Piers Morgan.


I am glad and relieved. Yes, we were great fans of the show but these three clowns were totally out of control. They acted yobs, drunkard yobs at that. It was very unbecoming. It was far from British. We can and should be better. There time was up and they knew it. I applaud the BBC. Yes, we all know the show made a lot of money for the BBC but there are other shows. The “Great British Bake Off” for one. That show was class and compelling — and showed the Brits and the BBC in such a beautiful, resplendent light.

We haven’t actually watched ‘Top Gear’ in months. Don’t miss it. And yes there is a U.S. version.

But as a Brit, I am glad that the BBC did not dilly dally when it come to firing Clarkson. Yes, he may face criminal charges for punching his producer. I hope the police don’t let him off the hook. Another good day to be British. Cheers!


So South Africa Did Not Prevail Over New Zealand In The First ICC 2015 World Cup As I Had Hoped.

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It was quite the match though — wasn’t it. Riveting. Good cricket for the most part. I had not given up hope until the final Grant Elliott six. So ironic. South African born. What would dear Nelson Mandela have thought? [Actually Nelson would not have minded. He would have smiled.]

I was undone by two things; the rain the most and de Villiers’ captaincy after that. Rain didn’t even cross my mind. That changed the equation. The Duckworth/Lewis (D/L) compromise, as is invariably the case, was not adequate. If NOT for the rain, with AB in fine fettle South Africa was looking at around 370. That would have made a difference.

But then there was AB de Villiers’ captaincy on the day. Of course he is a fine, great, experienced and delightful cricketer. But he screwed up — even before the game started. He should not have agreed to have Philander back. He was not 100%, neither was Steyn. So he came into the match with total of 4 professional bowlers, 2 of them suspect. Of course you can understand that with Steyn. He is in the top 10 in the World, though his bowling on the night never really showed that. Philander can be a dork and he was.

Yes, we all know the role of Duminy as the 5th bowler. BUT he had other options. Himself and the ever dependable Amla. When AB did bowl he did better than Duminy.

Tahir was good but he could have been more aggressive. DITTO Morkel. He bowled well but he should have, with his height and pace, pinned their ears to their helmet. Not enough that was dug in, into their rib cage. With his pace, and bounce, he could have had them, quite literally, on the back foot, more often. So, while it was touching, there was no point crying afterwards. He should have blasted them.

And then back to AB. He bowled Duminy at all the wrong times and for too long. He should have brought in Morkel, earlier, and more often. He made the same rookie mistakes as did Holder in the 4th Quarter Final. The difference being that Holder, at 23, is really a rookie. Not so AB.

Well, it is all done and dusted. I did NOT know the result till 11:30 pm (Eastern) on Tuesday night. I watched it ball-by-ball and that is how long it took me. I watched it, live, Monday night/Tuesday morning till the rain break. It was a good match. Some great batting.


Tonight’s Semi Final between Australia and India. Yes, I am going down shortly to watch the start like — 11:30 pm (Eastern). Hard one to call. Two experienced teams with some canny players. They both have depth. They are both seasoned. Australia playing at home. And they have Maxwell. I could be wrong again, BUT I think Australia — though I will be happy to see India win. I think it will be another cracked.


Lot more I have to talk about after the Cup. For ONE I want the ‘West Indies’ as an entity and team abolished! There is no country called the ‘West Indies’ and as cuh there should be no such team. They are now an anachronism. A legacy of the British Empire. Lets do away with them. Jamaica, Barbados etc. need to play on their own. Think about it.


Already having withdrawal symptoms about the END of the 2015 World Cup.

It has been such a BIG part of my life over the last 6 weeks.

ESPN did good. I am amazed.

Not sure what I am going to.

Much will depend on how long ESPN will keep the replays up.

I would watch them ALL over again!

Yes, through the Roku 3 and DishWorld, I have Willow Cricket.

But it will not be the same as this wonderful World Cup.
We lucked out. One heck of a World Cup.


FREE Starz & Encore Preview On DirecTV This Weekend, Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29, 2015.

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Just a heads up. Not sure if the Online Guide is showing this as yet.
Most likely the Guide will be populated by Thursday night.
“Sex Tapes” is showing Sunday morning. Set your DVR.

Did you know that BBC World News
is now on DirecTV. Channel 346.

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Click to access DirecTV announcement. It is there. I found it. It is, however, inexplicably, NOT in the guide — even when you are watching the channel. Another DirecTV miracle. The non-existent channels that you can watch.


Watch, Live, At 3pm (Eastern), New Jaguar XF Being Driven Across The Thames On A Tightrope!

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This should be fun.

2015 appears to THE ‘Year of the Jaguars’ for the Guruge family. I have never owned a Jag and that needs to be rectified. In 2001 I was 95% towards buying an E-Type for $25,000. Well that never transpired.

14 years later I am ready to get a couple of Jags — though alas an E-type is now way out of my reach.

Last year was the 1969 MGB — which is in theory Devanee’s car, and I heard last night that she will be ready to drive it exactly an year from now.

The lease on our KIA expires June. Devanee and I have agreed that we are going to get a couple of Jags to replace the KIA. Deanna is not thrilled but she just wants a van, and keeping her in a van is outside of the discussions about the Jags.

I was thinking of getting a AWD X-type and an XJS. That is what Devanee would like. The XJS would be my convertible and the MGB would be hers and the X-type the family car when we don’t want to drive in the van.

But, I am thinking XJ6 or XJ8. Deanna actually likes those. Yes, they will not be practical in snow. But, that might now be a major issue. We will have the van for that.

While this plan too could go the way of the E-Type in 2001 the current goal is for us to have at least one Jag by June. Stay tuned.

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ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup Memorabilia For Sale — Some Being Auctioned.

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played like pillocks.

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I guess I always knew memorabilia was available. Hadn’t given it much thought. Saw a commercial on the ESPN coverage of the New Zealand v. South Africa Semi Final for the ICC auction items — match balls, coin used in the tosses, scorecards etc. Kind of knew that they would be expensive — but I was still surprised as to what folks are bidding for these. Yes, of course there will be some speculators and I hope at least a few are getting bought for individual players or country collections (e.g., museums).

That has got me thinking. The ICC didn’t allow the players to keep the balls. Yes, I know there are TWO (2) white match balls per game minimum. But the auction page is clear — says balls. Yes, I also know that there are spares. So is the ICC being cute? By that I mean that they are selling a bunch of balls that really were NOT in the game. Wouldn’t put it past them.

I see they have a 7″ ICC 2015 trophy miniature for sale. Might think about that.

Just wanted to give you all a heads up.


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