14th August 2019

Radio Ga Ga….We all tuned in to the BBC (Basket Ball Club) 19.04 DJ Jo formed 2 stations. Radio 1 ready to Play. Radio 2 Layups and stretches. Pirate Station Sarita broadcast from the side. Radio 3 Let the Chart Run down begin. The 2 teams in Black 5Live. Sally, Sarita, Tulay, Nancy and Shirley versus In Red Smooth Radio Louise, Dania, AK, Feddi and Laurie. AK dedicated the 1st tune to Dania from the jump, the first hit. Shirley was the next to spin the disk, making it 1 all. DAR DAR DAR DARDA DA DA DA…The Fed in Red knocked the Black off the top spot. Sarita played to Nancy, Scratch Nancy turned up the volume. DAR DAR DAR DA DADA DA DA DA…Dania got on the same wave length and the Red were leading. News Flash! The session 1 & 2 to Red. A quick Ad break session 3. DJ Jo changed Decks. Sally requested the ball. Shirley asked for a chart run down ‘who’s on who’. Was it a Hit or Miss ! DJ Jo called foul, Radio 2 from the top for Shirley. Talk Radio the Travel programme. The ball was taken from the side. Tulay fought hard under the basket but AK was this weeks number one Record. It was Reds Soul Night Out. DA DADADADAD DA DAR DAR DARD DAR …Hey Pop Pickers Tune in next week for more wireless fun on the court. This is Fluff signing off BFN

7th August 2019

7pm started the Charge of the light brigade.
The 5 Red uniforms Lisa, Gill, Tulay, Lil , Di.  and 6 In Black Amour Dania, Louise, Nancy, Shirley, Sarita, Laurie. Brigadier Jo Blew the silver whistle to Charge! Red won the attack leading straight to a Birthday Bang! Black Shirley Banged and equalled the score. The ball changed sides, the Birthday Bings were on fire. The Basket Bangs kept coming. It was a draw, Then the Red pipped the black to the post! Battle to the Red. A quick minutes truce and the battle commenced. Sarita lead her Black troops up to the front line, Tulay held ground under the Red Key. Di broke through the lines.. Bang! Sarita banged again bringing black in charge. Red Lisa got 3 amazing bangs on target. Nancy took the ball forward, Di brought it back. The game was extremely tight. The Gun scores were close. It was a birthday explosion! BADA-BING -BANG! 8pm The troops marched off to the Waterway. Happy Birthday Sarita, Nancy, Shirley, Tulay and absent Sally.
See you all next week for more Frolics in the heat!
QB

31st July 2019

8 Barbies met at Little Venice Sport centre…..I’ve got a text!  it’s Coach Jo-Ken…Can’t make it! #Barbiesputonplasticface and started Lay-ups and warm ups. #BendatthekneeBarbie, #twist&TurnBarbie, #Gatesopen #gatesclosed Barbie.
‘In your face Purple Barbies’ Louise, Sally, Diane and Gilly Versus ‘Who’s Marking who Blue Barbies’, Nancy Lisa, Laurie, Shirley. Blue started with the Ball, Shirley scored twice for the Blue ‘Who’s marking who’ Barbies, before ‘in your face’ Diane equalled the score. The Game was on! Style icon Barbie Sarita arrived wearing #bestoutfit Snazzy Slacks and fluo top! She Joined the Blue Barbies and the game took on a new shape. Equestrianism Barbie Sarita rode the court . Athletic Lisa Barbie got a ball in the face! #ouchBarbie ..Feel the love Island! Water-break! Game 2 Sarita changed outfits teaming up with life Guard Barbie Laurie. Nurse Nancy Barbie flew in and took the ball. Self harming Barbie Lisa landed on the floor. Louise ‘in your face’ Purple Barbie stuck close to Shirley. Ooh Lala negligee Barbie Sally kept dropping the balls in. Caribbean Barbie Gilly was on Fire. Game 3 to the purples.
Air Steward Barbie called Travel. Too many Cook Barbies called fouls,…but with No Coach Barbie to call them, we played on. At 8pm  it was bedtime Barbie. Night Night. #Bibsoff #PJ’son.  See you all next week, Drinks at the Waterway to Celebrate 5 Basketball Barbies Birthdays.
QT . P.s Call the babysitter Barbie

50 years of Moon landing. 17th July 2019

2 by 2 the girls gathered to the moon landing court.  2 drills and a warm up we set in 2 teams. The Twin Towers in Green Lisa, AK, Shirley and Laurie. Versus in Black the Moon Eclipse, Nancy, Gilly, Fedi, Diane and Louise.

3-2-1- We have lift off. AK won the Jump passed 2 Lisa and the Greens were off Tout-suite. 2 small steps by AK scored 2 baskets for the rest of green-kind..Fedi and Gill eclipsed each making the score 2-2. It takes two to Tango, Fedi found her new dance partner in Diane. Diane had landed! She was here and everywhere, she was fouled, she was knocked, she was hit in the 2 face.. too Sorry! The game was 2 tight. No tea for 2 until one team scored 7. Too hot! The Goodie 2 Shoes in Green won the first game 7-6. Game 2, AK was first on the score board. Tootie fruity! Laurie got 2 baskets. Shirley Armstrong got 2 from the free throw. Nancy was too fast & sharp on her bicycle made for 2. Louise tried for 2 soups but only landed 1. A step too far called Jo Jo ‘Travel!’ At 8pm we came to a lightyear halt. Score 3-4 to Blacks…Mission accomplished!

See you next Wednesday
Badabing!

10th July 2019

Tonights Runaway trains Paddington Platform 4 in Plum (Gill, Andreea, AK, Lill) and Kings Cross in Black on Platform 5 (Feddi, Shirley, Louise, Lisa, Dania) Station Master Coach Jo blew the whistle and the game began. The AK-Express  left platform 4 at a rate of knots, scoring the first 3 baskets. Euro-star Feddi followed close behind not stopping until she scored twice. Mind the Gap as Dania Slipped in from behind. Hoot-Hoot–Hoot’s on Andreea said Ticket collector Shirley. I am said Lou suffering bad engineering work. A minutes tea break at the buffet car. Gill Screened a diversion. Lou’s elbow collided with Fedi’s front bumper! Accident! Sorry Leaves on the line. Lisa got a first class ticket with a wild long shot. While Andreea planned her journey just right, dropping baskets at each station. Lill impressed us all with her underground technics darting everywhere, even remembering names and routes. Louise Screamed as a jump ball approached, disturbing the coach. AK caught her rebounds again and again causing a packed platform! Stand back from the line called Station master Jo. On time 8pm we had reached our destination. 3 games. 1Draw. 1 to Paddington Plums and 1 to Kings Cross. CUNWednesday. For more steam train hot fun on the track.

3rd July 2019

The birds flocked into the centre, to shoot game. After some Ostretching 2 teams were formed by height an agility.
The Red Roosters, Andreea, Fedi, Sally, Gilly. Versus The Blue Peahens Louise, Lisa, Shirley, Nancy. Mother Coach Hen was lost. The Bluebirds started with the ball, Feddi was nesting for the Roosters leading the migration southward. The Red Roosters were the first to score. Lisa used her stork like limbs to land the first 4 baskets for the bluebirds going North. The red was still in the lead. Rhonda perched on the side straight from NYC stretching her feathers before joining the pretty bluebirds making it 5 against 4. There was a lot of squawking huffing and puffing. The egg was in, the egg was out, there was even some Fowl play. A bird in the hand was worth 2 balls in the bush!  The early bird Nancy caught the worm. Sally squawked for the red. Whistle! Andreea laid a golden egg. Louise unexpectedly cuckoo’ed a rebound. Who’s marking tee-whit-ta-who ? Ruffled feathers! The birdsong became deafening! Every little bird wanted to be heard. All hot and flustered and a bird bath water break, the birds calmed down. The Blue tits lost 2 games but left 4 nil up. ….Something to whistle homing about.

26th June 2019

Champagne: 2 teams, The 5 Bollingers in Orange Fedi, Ak, Shirley, Laurie, Gilly versus the Tattingers a case of 6 in Cherry. Louise, Nancy, Dania, Andreea, Sarita and Lisa. Coach Kir Royal blew her silver whistle. The game began after drills of Clicquot and Pol Rogeroll. Fedi was the first to pop the cork! Cheers for bolli! The Orange clinked their glasses Pommer’ing the ball into the net, bubbling up a fine score of 7-1. Game 2  ‘Bucks fizz’ more baskets for the orange. The Tattingers were getting drunk, missing their shots. Coach Kir swopped Feddi with Louise and the Cherry’s started to catch up. Bottoms up from Dania as she sipped a basket in from the side.  Laurie Perrier caught the ball but was too surrounded to pass. AK to the rescue catching rebounds and knocking back the baskets. The hall was hot and the Champagne was not chilled. Nancy was kept in reserve and had a bad reaction to the Rose.
At 8pm I dedicate a toast a glass to X-Badabing and friend who lost her life this week,

Karen Krug Wellman 1959-2019 aged 59
Missing you already.

QT

19th June 2019

Tonight’s big secret was all about keeping Josephine 30th Birthday surprise. Cake, Gift and Badabing Fiz was waiting behind Sarita civil disobedience sitting on the bench. Making a protest and taking photos of the game.
The 2 teams. The Green Meanies consisted of Shirley, Dania, Nancy, AK, Laurie and against the Red and Ready’s Andreea, Feddi, Lisa, Louise Jenny, and Rhonda. First to score for the Green was Dania followed by Shirley.
Dania was on fire tonight scoring again and again. With AK’s height the Reds didn’t stand a chance.
2 water breaks later, Josephine evened the teams. The red won a round. Jenny subbed more than she should have.
Three hip hooray for Jenny for she’s a jolly good fellow.
 
At 8pm it was birthday cake, booze for Jo.
No bumps!
 
C U Next Wednesday


C U Next Wednesday

12c June 2019

The Nominees gathered in the great court hall busying themselves with warmups and shooting drills while waiting for Queen Jo to enter with this years Honours List. Once assembled the Queen split the players into 2 teams.
The OBE’s (Obsessive Basketball Efforts) in Blue, Louise, Feddi, Nancy, AK, Andreea, Tulay. Versus The MBE’s (Mad-for-it Basketball Evangelists) in Green, Sarita, Gill, Laurie, Sally, and Shirley. The OBE’s scored first with a team effort between AK, Feddi and Nancy. The MBE’s took their time before Shirley made the green basket to the list. Sarita was first to bow to the Queen finding herself on the floor. No foul was called and the game played on. In between a couple of water breaks and subbing, AK collected her OBE for services rendered to the net. Nancy received her’s for catching, shooting and all round team player. Sally was awarded MBE for best blocking. Fedi for Travel. Tulay for a near miss finger Jam. Laurie for marking. Gill for dodging her Marker. The award of the evening went to Andreea for her services to Drama. Her latest film ’Don’t touch my Heir’ The ceremony was fast hot and beautifully exhausting.

Brilliant fun had by all. See you all next week for more fun and if you can make it, drinks after play. X

5th June 2019

To celebrate 75 years of D.Day Basketball-day. AKA  B-day (Bidet).Tonight  the Veterans arrived in their droves, Queen Josephine split them into 2.
HMS Ballfast in Seafaring Green, Louise Jenny, Sally, AK, Shirley, Nancy. Fighting for freedom, The Red Re-Fusiliers Dania, Sarita, Laurie, Gill, Andreea and Feddi. Operation Overlord the game began. Louise blew her own trumpet being the first to score. Feddi the next to Dunk-kirk the ball. The reds had control. The greens were all at sea. Dania and Sarita lead the red landings. Then the tide changed AK’s rebounding earns her a chest full of medals. Sally parachuted in under the net. Nancy played with military precision. The Greens were the first to reach 7. Feddi took 2 from the free throw. Do-dah Hitler only had one ball! Humbug said Andreea who hated subbing landed 2 direct hits from the free throw line receiving a knighthood. We’ll fight them on the beaches, the reds used their secret weapon. Remember ladies Queen Jo is always right…even if she is wrong.   At 8pm the time and the red arrows flew passed. Hands in…God save the Queen! We’ll meet again don’t know where don’t know when…..but i know will meet again next Wednesday!
Good to be back,
QB

22nd May 2019

We were all on fire!

Blacks, Dania, Akanksha, Jenny & Tulay verses the Pinks, Shirley, Sally, Gilly & Laurie, the blacks literally ran away with the ball, Dania & Akanksha were amazing MEN of MATCH, intercepting, weaving, jumping. So Superhero Jo stepped in to even up the play as Tulay sat out to catch her breath. Suddenly the Pinks were winning, whoop whoop. Laurie changed to black and Tulay was all Pink, some great baskets from Gilly & Shirley – and yes my first born is engaged to Max, so a Jewish wedding of sorts to come! Mazaltov ! Good game everyone

15 May 2019

Last night Coach Jo took the evenings frolics we had the Pinks :AK, Rhonda, Laurie, Tulay, Gilly and special Guest Appearance Sian !

They benefitted from skill and kick ass attitude. The Blacks gave as good as they got and then some ! : Sarita,Nancy, Jenny, Shirley and Lisa.

8th May 2019

To celebrate the Royal birth of Archie Harrison, we were honoured to have Queen Josephine the First in charge of the court. After warm up drills, weaves and curtsies 2 royal teams were formed.
The House of Mountbatten 5 in Green Nancy, Laurie, Sarita, Sally, Feddi Versus
The house of Windsor the 6 in Red, Shirley, Gill, Andreea Lisa, Rhonda Tulay. There was always a lady in waiting for the red.
The jump started the game, Lisa V Sarita. Hooray it’s a boy! Red Princess Shirl scored. The game was fast with strong secruity on both sides, neither house getting a clear shot of the new born. This Orb had a mind of its own. At last a majestic basket from the Duchess of Andreea 2-0. Reine Feddi got a fast break 2-1, followed by 2 bundles of joy form Lady Sally, 3-2 American Rhonda later known as Duchess of Windsor made it 4-2. At 19.37 a new Member of the realm came to see the arrival. His name Kywan (pronounced  Keywon) Aka Coach K. There was a lot of gas and air on the court, Queen Josephine ordered the subjects to run a suicide or face the Roth of her Regina. A Pregnant pause as the ladies waters broke-break. Fedi scored twice bringing the score to 6, Rhonda got the Royal Reds to 4. Sarita using her coat of arms got the Moses basket taking the game to 7-4. Game 2 Nancy pushed the baby out this was equalised by the Duchess of Andreea, at 8pm Shirley scored from the free throw line. Making a Red win. All maternity leave for the Baby shower. C U ALL NEXT Wednesday
REXUS QUEEN BEE

1st May 2019

Bird song.

The birds were gathered on the court by 7pm. Sally took the rook with lay ups followed by weaving drills. At 7.16  Mother Loo-hen took pen to paper making 2 teams. The game began.
The Orange Ostriches, Nancy, Sally, Jenny, Andreea, Feddi and Tulay. Versus the Emu’s in Green Shirley, Laurie, Ak, Lisa, Gill. Ak won the jump but the Orange were first to score. Gill flew in and equalled the score. Like homing pigeons the orange took the ball to the nest 6-3. The Green Parakeets slowly caught up bill to bill 6-6 Squawk Squawk  Laurie made it 7! Water break. The Orange were subbing, Jenny first then Tulay.
Game bird 2. The pheasant pace was getting faster, feathers were flying, the green Emu’s took the lead. Birds of a feather stick together Andreea and French hen Fadi made a draw 6-6 Lisa robin-the-ball made it 7. Game to the green. The Cuckoo clock struck 7.41 as Flamingo-Jo strutted by taking control of the Roost.
Game 3 began. Ak was fowled and took 2 from the free throw. Both eggs in one basket. Ak was going for a song as she received another free throw. 8pm hot and sweaty we all and left the rotisserie.
There was a twitter outside in the wings and a little dickie bird said see you next Wednesday.

24th April 2019

Britains got talent! After warm-ups with weaves + layups practice Coach Josephine Cowell got the girls into 3 teams. Amanda Holden-balls in Black (Sally, Gill, Lisa Fedi) Unlesh the Dixon’s in Blue (Nancy Rhonda, Laurie, Shirley, AK) and David Walslam’s in Purple (Tulay, Andreea, Sarita, Dania, Jenny)  The knockout auditions decided who played first.
Black V Blue to start. Lisa and AK took to the stage with a Jump ball. 3-0 to the Blues. The 2nd act was singing duo featuring SueBo V Paul Potts. Blues buzzer was sounded and Purple-Jenny took 2 from the free throw line. The 3rd Act of Magicians Blue v Black, Jo was in for Blacks, then she wasn’t. 4th Act comedians, oh how I laugh, as the balls went in one after another, Sally 2, Dania1, Andreea 1 and Gill 1. Blacks won triumphant. 5th act was won by the Blue contortionists. 6th to Purple Cheer leaders. 7th to the Blacks brass band. Act 8. The golden Buzzer France’s got talent! Fadi’s basket blew us all away, happy birthday Fedi. 9th game went to the Blue girl band oooh! Act 10 the teams were getting tired. Blue versus Purple. The golden Buzzer sounded AMERICA’S got talent Rhondy got both baskets, Ant and Deck from the free throw! The teams changed Black V Blue. Fedi did a disappearing act, all what was left off her was 2 balls and a bib.
C U N Wednesday!
BADABING!
P.s Fedi your balls are Nancy’s car.

17th April 2019

Our Coach who aren’t in court, hallowed be her name. Thy rules be done, as if we were in heaven.
Our weekly bread. Let us play.
2 teams In Blue, Le Frere Jacques from Notre Dame (AK, Laurie, Tulay and Nancy) versus the Reds, The Londons Burning, St Pauls, ( Sally, Louise, Shirley and Gilly)
Reds started with the ball and were first to score. The Notre dames flames ignited and scored engulfing the court with rebounds and baskets. The reds fetched the engines and screamed ‘fire fire’ Londons burning and needed to pour in a water break. Refreshed, the Reds were first to score then within a minute Ding Ding dong the Blues were in the lead again.
The Reds passed fast but the long arms of Notre Ak-dame got the ball and like a easter egg resurrected another basket. Saint Teresatulay scored a beautiful relic followed by a miracle from Avelauria. Sally the Apostle scored and defended like a demon. Firefighter Shirley scored some wonders. At 7.57pm Pope Louis left the court with a broken finger for remembrance. 8pm on the dot the Spire fell and the game was brought to a close.
The collection box to collect the subs to fund this church will pass around reminding those to pay who have not paid For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

10th April 2019

10th April 2019
Reasons to be cheerful!
Blacks – Sarita, Sally, Dania & Gilly verses the Pinks AK, Shirley & Nancy (with the occasional hand of God/Jo).
Pinks were outstanding & smashed basket after basket, so Blacks upped their game and started to pass and pass again. Despite AK (man of match) being both fabulous on offence and defence the Blacks started to take the lead.
Coach Jo guided play & managed to instruct and get the basket of the match from afar.
A brilliant work out everyone – & don’t forget to pay your subs.
The Lion

3rd April 2019

Two Teams Go To War !

The Blacks, Akansha, Dania, Gilly, Shirley & Tulay against the Purples Lisa, Sarita, Fedi, Sally & Andrea. Coach Jo was quick to call foul & kept the game moving fairly & with consequences.

Purples narrowly won both games but interestingly Akanksha & Dania from the blacks were ‘man of match’ for their sterling play tonight.

Great game everyone.

27th March 2018

Its my birthday and I’ll sit on the side if I want too…you would sit too, if it happened to you!
Louise wore her birthday suit. Two teams, Let the party begin.
the Pink Nibletts, Rhonda, Shirley, Nancy, Tulay, Laurie, versus the Blacks balloons. Sally, Rave, Gilly Andreea and Agancha . Rhonda won the jump but no-one scored. The ball floated from one end to another, First to score was Nancy.
Pass the ball said Coach Jo, it’s quicker. Pass the parcel said Sally drawing the score to 1-1 all. Shirley scored for the Pinks.  May-Rave took possession and got the party started. 19.35 Ding Dong! A gate crasher! Agancha. Now the Party started to rock!  Gill scored 3 jellies, Sally 5 crumpets. Shirley 2 party sausages, 2 jammy dodgers from a Laurie. Rhonda drank her fizzy soda and the pinks were in the lead. Agancha got into the party spirit scoring 8 baskets! The blacks were now steaming ahead feeding Agancha’s appetite.  At 8pm the Party pooppers set off the fire alarm, the score 9-20 to the Blacks.
Thank you girls for the fabulous cake, card, booze, flowers and POPPERS. ! I will be back in 2 weeks!
QT

20 March 2019

Spring has sprung and the gym was hot.  2 Teams 4 x 4

Pinks :Sarita, Nancy, Gilly, Shirley V Blacks : Andreea, Tulay, Laurie Sally.

Thanks Josephine for the passing drills.  Fierce games.