Well, Friday was the annual beer festival at the Arc. Always a fantastic day out, missed it last year due to a year of abstinence, but rejoined this year and there was a gang of us. As per usual it was like Russian Roulette with the drinks - some you win, some you lose. I managed to get off relatively lightly with only one duffer during the day, that being the Stockton Blond funny enough.
We headed off later to the local Wetherspoons where, by an untypically heroic Stockton gesture, we were tipped off as to a phone theft, it was swiftly dealt with and justice was restored. Thanks to those involved, it made me smile and think not all of Stockton is lost.
We ended up back at the Arc, where the beer fesitval had begun. It was only for a late night pint but managed to talk to Andrew Ryan, MC for the Charity Chuckle, who was opening act for the Arc's comedy night. He was looking forward to the night, as am I, very much!
Saturday was always going to be a lazy day for me. I spent all of the day in the house having put my bets on before the beer festival, leaving me free to do a bit of housework, and more importantly, watch Soccer Saturday! It was a mixture of pottering around the house and watching the scores trickle in. I thought I was still under the influence of the 'Stockton Blond' but it turned out Hartlepool really did win 2-1 away from home. That makes it 6 games unbeaten and a real chance of escaping the relegation zone. Tuesday night we play Crewe in a match which will hopefully decide the manager of the month in Yogi's favour.
Thanks to the Diocese of Middlesbrough for publishing an article about my Coast to Coast this week, there will be a link available shortly to the media section where you can read it.
In the meantime, I have enjoyed my weekend off (from pretty much everything!) but will look forward to getting back on it next week.