Sunday, March 22, 2009

"The" Weekend

...OK began on Friday night - see earlier rant-cum-review (!!). Saturday started early - don't know why, because postie is ALWAYS LATE ... while the Mossley Pendolino Crew were setting sail for Lancaster I was stomping round the house, packing stuff for our stop-over in Lancaster and listening for the letter-box. Got to about 1115 and we realised we'd get nowt in the car boot as it was full of recycling - you know tins (beer) bottles (wine) papers (MEN) ... so I drove up to Top Mossley and got rid - on my return to Chez Smiffy I saw postie coming up the street - and this is what came through the letter box ...



How did I feel - little bit of everything really - relief (for me), sorrow (for others), apprehension (what lies ahead ?) - but the rest of the weekend had to go on - so we leapt into the limo and headed up the M60/M61/M6 to Lancaster - Mossley game, and evening meal with student son - and Mrs Smiffy was being taken to the posh place at the Lancaster House Hotel for some pamper/massage-type stuff ... got to Lancaster, offloaded Mrs S and our Michelle before heading into town, drop off car @ Royal Hotel and meet the Pendolino Peeps in the pub - sorry "The Pub" - awash with Mossley fans, tattoos and a belting juke box - ten minute walk to ground to meet student son, drink keg and watch football. Game pix are at

Lancaster City 0 Mossley 0

I guess the injury to Andy Teague (thankfully not as serious as first thought) took the stuffing out of the game really - but we did see two sublime performances from the custodians, Messrs Thornley and Mann - there may have been no goals - it may have been a bit "end-of-season" - but these two guys didn't put a foot (or hand) wrong for most of the 90 minutes... game over, a few beers before repairing to the Royal to change for food - the Hotel has a tapas bar downstairs (Latinos) - but we'd done that one before so we headed up Market Street to "1725" - good nosh, good wine and real ale !! Late beer back @ hotel before kip.

Today - we stopped off at Pendle Hill on the way back - and climbed it ... things you do ... some ickle pix below








Home - food - upload - tweak/tidy - and now this ... Monday's going to be a hard day at work - the theory is that those who have had the "thumbs-down" will finish on the 31st March - meaning they're in all next week and then Monday/Tuesday the week after - while it's been agreed that notice periods will not be worked (good), I'd hope for some understanding/discretion next week and week after by Managers - we shall see ...

Football ... Mossley @ home on Tuesday (revenge mission against Trafford) - or maybe I should go up to Bower Fold (Stalybridge Celtic v Blyth Spartans) wiorking on the premise that there will be at least one (if not two) other snapper/s at Mossleyanyway ...we shall see ... for now it's ....
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3 comments:

NZ Neal said...

Glad to hear you are still employed Mr Smith! All the best in what I'm sure will still, at least in the short term, be a somewhat tense environment.

Gre said...

Good result for you at least Smiffy,me and Mrs Trotsky are pleased for you.

Anonymous said...

Well done, lad! Still more pennies coming in for your excellent camera-work.Pleased for you.