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Somewhat late, my weekly update. Fairly brief since there’s a lot on and I’m pushed for time.

Tonight we have the first dress for “The Secret Garden”, it promises to be an excellent show, so if you fancy an evening out, why not get yourself tickets? Over the last three weeks we’ve been building it, just got a fountain to finish off sometime tonight.

On the cricket front I’ve played a couple of games, once for the thirds, once for the seconds, and I didn’t get nought in either of them 🙂 Mikey and I had an excellent afternoon out yesterday watching the International T20 at Old Trafford between England and the Aussies. We had members tickets (hence the blog title), so had the chance to be up close and personal with the players. Having been in the pavilion now, I’m going to have to join, can’t watch from anywhere else 🙂

Lots on at work, so nothing new there, but looking forward to some time off in October.

Finally managed to get a date in the diary to meet up with two Daves next week, it’s been too long since our last whistle whetting in the Guest House!

Last week I had a sad trip to my Uncle’s funeral. Always find funerals difficult, but this one was made much easier by a wonderful speech from the vicar and the knowledge that he (my Uncle) had been suffering very badly over the last few months. RIP Colin, top bloke.

Will try and update a little more frequently soon.


A busy weekend.

Well, busy in many senses. We finally started the long awaited loft clearout, but having toiled for the day, and made several trips to the tip, it still looks no better, so we’ll be continuing for some weeks to come I should imagine. We separated out what we thought might be worth a few bob on eBay, only to look and find it’s not really worth the effort. More trips to the tip then 🙂 The idea has been mooted of a loft conversion again, there’s insufficient headroom to make it a usable room as such, but there are other opportunities for a breakout area, maybe including a relocation of my radio room….

After a few weeks off, it’s back to cricket today, Mikey’s toe although not fully recovered looks ok to me, (even though the chiropodist says it isn’t), so we’re back in for the home game against Formby for the thirds. Just hope the weather holds.

Over the last week or so, I’ve also been helping out set building for the forthcoming Youth Theatre production of “The Secret Garden” down at the Little Theatre. We’ll be there again tonight. It’s all starting to come together quite nicely. If you’ve some time to spare, it’s worth coming and watching 🙂

Not been traveling as much this last couple of weeks since it’s school summer holidays. Must confess it makes a pleasant change from one hotel room or another, although it’ll soon be back to normal once August is done. Although work is never quiet since there’s always something that needs immediate attention, in general, the number of meetings and request to be places does diminish as people take their well earned summer breaks. Talking of which, I must sort out what we’re doing…..

A busy weekend of TV sport too, T20 finals day (well done Sussex although I’d have preferred Somerset to win), the USPGA (English hopes fading) so I guess I’ll have to switch to the good ship Padraig, Murray through to another Master’s final, capped with the return of the Premiership. Already watched Match of the Day, what the hell were Everton playing at? They looked dreadful. Frustrated at Chelsea’s injury time winner, and disappointed Blackburn couldn’t hold money bags Man City. Anyway, the big game of the weekend is yet to come with our visit to White Heart Lane. Having watched us get beat at home to Athletico Madrid in the friendly last week where our back four looked fragile, I can’t claim to be confident. Liverpool’s results in the pre-season friendlies this year has been poor, but I recall in the seventies / eighties, they used to loose the lot, but then go on and win the League. One can hope.

Right, time to check the cricket bag has everything in it, some pasta and ham for lunch, then off to the ground.