My weekend in pictures
A weekend of doing nothing - just catching up on sleep, lazing around the apartment, watching television and reading newspapers, sheer bliss. These are a few things that have caught my attention this lazy weekend, in pictures:
Street Sense winning the 133rd Kentucky Derby with the Queen and Prince Phillip watching. Earlier in the week Elizabeth and Philip toured Jamestown, Virginia, celebrating its 400th anniversary as the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, where she lauded the "deep and enduring" ties that bind Britain and the United States.
Chicago's celebration of the Polish Constitution of 1791 was held downtown Saturday for the 116th year. More than 1m Poles live in the Chicago vicinity, the largest outside of Poland. And on the same day, Cinco de Mayo, people drank margarita's and ate nachos to mark the Mexicans chasing off the French in 1862. It is said that Americans celebrate this day more than they do in Mexico.
I sat and watched Chelsea draw at Arsenal this morning, leaving Man Utd to the title, unfortunately it didn't really take my mind of the game at The Valley tomorrow. Last night Detroit Pistons murdered the Bulls 95-69 in the first game of the Eastern Conference semi's. Bulls' Ben Gordon's look sums it up. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, looks out on the crowd Sunday as he arrives to speak to a sold out audience at the Harris Theater at Millennium Park in Chicago. And finally there is nothing better than lounging around drinking tea and eating Laura's wholesome junk food banana split bites all weekend.
After living in Chicago for four and a half years, I moved to the beautiful if bewildering island of Bermuda in July 2008. This blog is about being an exiled and depressed Charlton Athletic fan and whatever else the day brings.