That Was The Week That Was
Well that’s it, the last email this week has been sent (hope received as well).
Quiet week this one! Monday saw me and the boy going to a leaving party for one of the Coronation Street crew. We had a very pleasant (and tearful) evening in a lovely tapas bar in Manchester that had a real Spanish feel. It’s amazing how the paparazzi aren’t about when the male cast are out on the town!
With work I spent time out in the field visiting people who were detained under sections of the Mental Health Act, it is good to get out and about and meet people and it is comfortably reassuring knowing that my team are out and about protecting the rights of those people detained in hospital.
Had a long chat with the daughter about her leaving home to go to university, she is all brash about it but just under the surface she is really starting to get anxious. That said she’s off for another week of work living in her camper van so you would have thought she would be more use to the though of leaving home. Well our loss is Liverpool’s gain.
This morning I have been out with the son as he is starting to extend his profile with some charity work, which would be all well and good if he was old enough to drive and could take himself. But I’m not knocking it he is taking me to the Ashes on Sunday as part of some of his other charity work. I will not be driving to this, a whole day watching cricket will be thirsty work I expect. Let the train take the drunk strain.
We have learnt one or two secrets for the coming football season that I cannot share as I do not want to become a leak but they have made me smile! Good Old Leeds United.
I did catch him walking on the hallowed turf of Elland Road, it is amazing what you can get away with when the groundsman is a Corrie fan.
So nice night in or out tonight can’t decide, the boy is not on the telly tonight but I may have to watch as he is back on next week so I may need some background research so I know what people are talking about.
I have just found out that the @TISSOT watch I brought in 2008 cannot have a new battery in it and I have to buy a new one! That means it cost £100 a year to know what time it was. They have offered a like for like replacement for an additional £170 so another new watch and when the battery goes in that one what then? I thought spending hundreds of pounds on a watch meant you had it for a very long time but evidently not in the disposable world we live in #just saying
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And if your going to the game I will be in the Drysalters before kickoff ensuring my vocal chords have sufficient lubrication for community singing. Can’t wait first game of the season.