I had my works 'do' at the Riverside Stadium on Thursday, it's a decent day out - the grub is good, if you like Christmas dinners - but it's all really down to who's on your table. We had a good gang so naturally, as per any party, we were the 'naughty table'. As the lunch was at 1pm, we finished straight after that, which meant I was home and broken up for Christmas by 3pm. Instead of going home though I had snaffled (if it's not a real word it should be) some party boxes and headed to Mams. I was home in time to pick my nephew, Joe, up for the first time from nursery. I was absolutely clueless where to go, which I'm sure made of the teachers even more suspicious of me, but I latched on to a familiar face and she led me to the nursery. The awkwardness of it all was worth it though as Joe recognised me and bounded over telling the teacher it was Uncle Dan, then showing me the sweets the teacher had given him. Very good. We headed back to Mams house where, along with Isaac and Mark, took full advantage of the party boxes and caused mess and mayhem, and we were only there 10 minutes!
Friday and Saturday were spent painting, painting and more painting, in fact, Saturday morning was a 10am start and I only got finished about 30 minutes ago - the great news is though, that there is only 1 more coat to go on stairs/hallway and then we can finally cast our paint brushes aside for good. Add that to the full set of blinds we got yesterday and the house will be like new for Christmas.
Due to the weather, Hartlepool's match against Portsmouth was abandoned, which, sadly to say, could be classed as a good result for Pools! I did predict 5 out of 6 wins on my coupon today meaning that if Man Utd beat Swansea tomorrow, I get my first win of the season, albeit only £40.