Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary : 1


I don’t know if it was the half hour of relaxing on our bed he did before we left {while I sorted out holiday insurance over the phone and did some “get your footy kit on now” sign language} or the nutella sandwich he ate in the car on the way there. But FIVE GOALS, people! Five goals Alf scored in his football match tonight. When we got home afterwards, Alf handed me a brown envelope and in it was a glowing school report which his teacher {who retires next week} had written “Efallai yn wir y byddaf yn clywed amdanat yn chwarae pel droed i Lerpwl rhyw ddiwrnod.” “One day I might hear that you are playing football for Liverpool.”

A lump in my throat and a slight quiver in my voice as I read that bit out, let me tell you.

So, come on then, what’s your something extraordinary for today?

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