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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