Saturday, 21 April 2007
Hi there all. It's been a lovely day 100 and Sheffield Wednesday joined me in celebrating with a nice win over Coventry to keep our faint hopes of reaching the Play-Offs alive and kicking too so thanks to them! I know it's unrealistic but as a diehard fan you can never let go of even the forlornest of hopes...
I had a brilliant night out last night. I was in such a good mood that I didn't even notice that I was only drinking water and felt that I must be on champers or that someone was spiking my drink or something.
First up, I went to my local and met some locals from the village and was really pleased to see one of my jogging pals, Kate, out for an hour or so too. She has 2 kids and doesn't come out very often but had made Pete take them on and popped out to join me. Like old times (without the rum and diet coke!).
Then at 10pm, off to another pub down the Valley where there was a band on. It was really cheesy - a Ricky Martin "Latino Sensation" tribute act. But really good fun. Packed out and everyone up dancing. After a while the Latino Sensation dropped the pretence and moved on from "La Vida Loca" to proper Cheez and us oldies were all up dancing and head banging (I kid you not) to anything from soul/pop covers to old Bon Jovi hits. I think that's why I like living in the country - there's no pretence at being cool or trendy, everyone just gets down and has a good time. Also there is all ages in the one place so you're sharing a dancefloor with a group of grandmothers on one side and a gaggle of 18 year olds trying to get off with each other on the other! Hilarious.
Up early this morning trying to get chores done. Was woken at 8am by a bloke coming round to quote for doing our driveway which was a shock to the system aftr a 2am bedtime! Thank God I'm not drinking these days - that would have killed me in the old days. Worked like stink all morning but was still late for the pre-footie drink and haven't got nearly through what I thought I'd do. No time to catch up tomorrow because of french and friends coming over though so it'll just have to wait.
Pre-footie drinks were good as always. When we move to France I think the football and the ritual drinks with my mate Jim are going to be the things I miss most out of everything. Next season is going to be really sad. I'm already beginning to think - this might be the last time I see Coventry or this'll be my second last last game of the season. Pathetic I know but I really miss the football during the summer - I thnk I have a syndrome or something...
Gret match - end to end and exciting. Then dashed back to the Valley, quick drink in the Derwent and onto meet Shelley and Martin for an evening walk. Martin is working so hard on their little farmplace that he's hardly been out at all so Shelley and I were showing him the new walks we've found during our jogging excursions. He was fascinated - kept stopping and looking at the views and exclaiming on verious house and streams etc. It was like taking a tourist for a walk even though he's meant to be a local!!
It was a lovely evening though and the dogs were in heaven. Now home checking the blogs.
I'm glad I'm not eating, I don't think I would have had time today!! It really frees up your day just grabbing a quick shake or bar doesn't it?
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
PS: - in case you're wondering, I'm dressed as if I'm going out to the pub on a country walk because I thought we were going to the pub, not going for a country walk!! Also, I liked the sheep in a row, they look as though they're queuing for something.