I am able to bring the blog up to date now as I am slowly getting the sensation back into my arm after suffering from a recent bout of 'glossarm', it's a medical condition which describes the dull aching sensation from spending hours the previous night glossing skirting board! Having said that, the skirting boards are looking brilliant and we now are well on the way to completing downstairs.
This week's Monday night escape to the quiz was another good 'un. We were slightly later than normal, as commented by the staff (we must be regulars now), and a man down when we arrived - cue the long winded story of Paul walking in etc etc. The staff humoured us and joined in the game, and so began another stage of sociability. We even thought about moving from our safe area of the porch to the main pub, but as we have so often thought - maybe next week....
The quiz itself was great - despite a maximum point first round and 9/10 in the second, we trailed off towards the end and ended up joint seventh (out of twelve). We were in the money though thanks to Paul's American knowledge - he was only 15 miles out on the distance between two American cities. He doesn't say much, but when he does, it's quality. Other highlights of the quiz were answers such as Helen Slater, 9 & 3/4, Sirius, Jasper Carrot and 'no serious crime reported'. A few that wronged us were River Plate (oh dear...), Smoked Haddock, Yorkshire, and who would have known that Kylie Minogue's middle name is Ann?!
No major walking this week due to redecoration, though I have walked to work a couple of times - that's 3 miles on a morning. I did suffer the embarrassment of slipping over on a main road yesterday, to the amusement (I'm sure) of passing traffic. I now realise that listening to the Bee Gees on iPhone, while strutting like Tony Manero on an icy day is a bad combination!
I'm looking forward to the match on Saturday, Pools seem to have got it together and if they play like they did in their last home game they will be climbing the league in no time!
In the meantime, please spread the word, especially in the run up to Christmas, that for a limited time you can have a bespoke cartoon and limerick made for a meagre £10 donation! There has been a few created and sent so far and it all goes towards the fundraising total for the BRT. Thanks