So inspired to actually make it in to the Pavillion that I booked up for a game of squash for this week, and maybe get another cheeky game of badminton in too.
Friday night I was struck down with a bug, but Saturday seen me out again. As with every 2nd Saturday I took to the stands at Hartlepool to the roller coaster that is League One football. From leading 1-0, we had a man sent off and ended up losing 2-1, so safe to say, not the best game of football. On another note, we went from one pub where a pint of lager and a pint of coke cost £5.60, to the pub next door which cost £3.80 for the same drinks, AND the cheaper pub had two poles (the dancing ones, not the working ones), so for the next home game we will be going there (financial reasons only...). A good fancy dress party later on which included Dorothy, Cruella Deville, the Pope, Elvis, and a whoopie cushion!? topped off a good Saturday out.
Then came Sunday. A change of scenery on the morning - Mass at Great Ayton instead of Thornaby, and then decided to 'conquer' Roseberry Topping with dad. After the heartbreak of £4.00 parking(!) we strutted up, sometimes slow, sometimes fast (well, a little bit quicker than slow). We made it up and down in a couple of hours having went one of the more scenic routes, well, anyone can just run up the steep bit, and mused whether or not to carry on and walk home from Ayton. I never. Anyway, it was a bloody good walk, and blew a few cobwebs off. It stands at 1,049 ft, which is only a third of the highest C2C. but it is esential hill practise. Thinking of doing it again next week, only then I may walk over to Captain Cooks monument, or home from Ayton. Come along if you fancy it.....
On a fundraising note I have got a pile of letters to send out to various companies asking for their help in any way, and a massive thank you to anyone who has donated via Just Giving, the pot now stands at £370 (inc Gift Aid)...cheers!
Oh and on a final note, cheers to Chris (again), he has kicked off the 'prizes' by getting his hands on a signed Hull City shirt.