next up on the football front

Next games a big one against Liverpool on Boxing Day … Richard and I have also got out tickets sorted for Blackburn away in the 3rd round of the FA Cup and also the Premier League game away at Newcastle. We’ve also made provisional booking for the Champions League away leg in Barcelona – but […]

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The Golden Gate Shirt

When Jason and the Argonauts went in search of the Golden Fleece they had to sail to Colchis and undertake all manner of deeds before they achieved their goal. For me it took 16 years in projects to achieve the modern day equivalent – and be rewarded with the unique prize of The Gate Shirt […]

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Blackpool ‘tat’

Along with the wonderful gifts from colleagues last week there was also a reasonable amount of novelty gifts – Kevin played his part as well, and during his speaking bit he gave me a couple of gifts –  a rather nasty snow scene type thing and a tiny Blackpool Tower thing,  Despite Kevin saying I […]

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not all the gifts were from the top shelf

  In addition to my wonderful colleagues presenting me with a huge range of superb gifts, frankly they also provided me with some tat. However I think all but one item will ACTUALLY get used, information as follows: The 10 Washdays Adult hangers: will be used today when I do the ironing; The Garden Fresh […]

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gifts …

Too many to mention here but they are superb – the pictures show it all really and it includes a season pass to Oulton Park!

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choked

Well that’s it I’ve left the Department – and my last 15 minutes were very difficult for me.  I managed half the West Wing before I choked.  The magnificent ‘send off’ from the team has knocked me for six. In truth I’m not someone who is easily hit below the emotional belt – but the […]

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the best of days

it was never in doubt but if proof was needed that I work with a truly wonderful group of people then it was delivered in buckets yesterday, I have been given a superb send off with thoughtful and generous gifts as well as an extreme generosity and kindness with the things that people have said […]

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final trip to London (for work)

I was in London today for the 24th and final Programme Board of the Programme I currently manage – and with my departure from the Dept imminent it was also my final visit to Caxton House – a place I have been to on many many occasions over the years. It also allowed me to […]

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safely through

Another comfortable win last night saw City get into the last four for the League Cup semi-final, which I think makes for four or five years of consecutive semi finals.  We had  a really poor journey there last night – due to miles of slow traffic because of roadworks, miles of slow traffic due to […]

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