The Dim Pause

Olive and anchovy 🍕

Interesting ‘earliest’ stories in the news this week – Earliest animal fossils are identified, pushing back the age of earth’s first animals by millions of years, and World’s oldest brewery found, meaning beer is also a lot older than was thought. 🔗

Peace Park, a small park I walk through on my daily commute, looks to have completely flooded in heavy rain last night. A huge pile of bulrushes from a nearby pond is now blocking my path.

Haven’t seen crows congregating next to Aberdare railway station before. They did this morning!

Cricket commentary for Micro.blog now over for today! Just need the 🏏 emoji tag activated ;)

Moeen Ali in immense form – as captain, batter and bowler – successfully leads Worcestershire Rapids to victory in the 2018 Vitality T20 Blast Final. Impressive support by Ben Cox and Pat Brown. 🏏

Worcestershire set 158 to win in the T20 Blast Final. Another great bowling performance, especially by Ali and Brown. No particular affiliation, but I’ve been impressed by them today and hope Worcestershire prevail. 🏏

Trying an unfiltered natural wine for the first time. Reminds me a bit of a good quality still cider. 🍷

It’s the Sussex Sharks meeting the Worcestershire Rapids in the final of the Vitality T20 Blast 🏏

And the Worcestershire Rapids win the first T20 Blast semi-final. Some great bowling by Moeen Ali and Pat Brown 🏏

The good thing about the timing of the T20 Blast Finals Day is the return of England players to represent their counties – Moeen Ali, Joss Buttler and Keaton Jennings all appearing in the first semi-final – Worcestershire Rapids vs Lancashire Lightning 🏏

Vitality Blast T20 Finals Day today – plenty of cricket to be watched; two semi-finals plus the final. But it signals the approaching close of the UK cricket season :( 🏏

These are impressive – India to break record for world’s largest statue - twice

Good luck to NASA! – Can Mars rover beat the dust to trundle on again?

Still intend to skip today’s iteration of the iPhone X – after a decade or so of getting a new phone every two years (and handing my cast-offs to other family members) I’m determined to make my current device last at least four years.

Currently reading: The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo 📚

Alastair Cook’s final Test innings for England is just starting now at The Oval - England’s most capped Test player and highest Test run scorer 🏏

Google’s Art Selfie goes worldwide and there’s no getting away from it – I am Man with a White Beard

A little Hive to pass the time in the airport.

Checked in at Zakynthos International Airport Dionysios Solomos (ZTH) (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ζακύνθου Διονύσιος Σολωμός). Leaving soon…

Checked in at El Greco. Third time in El Greco, Alykes in a fortnight. Great food!

Greek food

Checked in at Al Fresco

Checked in at Kaki Rahi Taverna

Carcassonne in the bar

Checked in at Anatolitiko (Ανατολίτικο)

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