Archive for December, 2012


25/12/2012 4 comments

Christmas Eve


No Backup

23/12/2012 Leave a comment

It’s Christmas

And it rained and rained

The Big Orange Bird

16/12/2012 2 comments

All good things

End in baggage reclaim

South and Home

15/12/2012 Leave a comment

Better weather


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Where I slept.   Where I had breakfast.
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The logos.   As above.
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That way.   Lots of different languages here.
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Bag drop – easyJet Style.   Not with these boys today.
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These boys.   These boys – darker.
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25F (again)   Not sure if prebooked seats speeds up boarding?


In Newcastle at least

To Sunderland

15/12/2012 Leave a comment

Snow in the morning

Turkish Lira in the night

From Snow to Rain

14/12/2012 Leave a comment

Cold and White


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A touch of white on the way to breakfast.   Looking towards the Metro station.
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Sunderland Central looking North.   Sunderland Central looking South.
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Sunderland Central looking wet.   The Sir William Jameson.
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The return.   Old style Turkish money.


To Wet and Dark

50 and the Sea

14/12/2012 Leave a comment

Not above zero

and from 50 to 52

A High of Zero

13/12/2012 Leave a comment

To the sea


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Callerton Parkway at dawn.   Looking south towards Newcastle.
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Changing trains at Heworth.   South Shields and the end of the line.
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The Wouldhave and Ale Trail #50.   The Centurion, Newcastle Central Station and Ale Trail #51.
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The Mile Castle and Ale Trail #52   Too full for a curry.


For a large T-shirt

Dream Team: 13 December 2012

13/12/2012 Leave a comment

Results from Wednesday 12 December 2012


Position Team Manager Points
1 Water Boys Daniel Roberts 805
2 Saunders Valve Dale Parker 772
3 Save the Bale Paul Jones 728
4 Elite 11 Michael Roberts 722
5 Redbirds Sarah Jones 709
6 max’s millions Carl Price 698
7 JP United Jennifer Price 692
8 Marching On Together Ian Page 683
9 Tanauan terriers brian mills 681
10 Talwg United Barrie Niblett 666
11 LENNOX 101207 neil page 664
12 Bluebirds in Red Neil Lintern 650
13 Sharkys Dream Team Mark Jones 648
14 Olympic United Mike Simonson 646
15 Gabalfa Rangers Russell Calderwood 643
16 Hutchys hammers Lee Hutchings 640
17 HQdlaty Magdalena Walczak 639
17 whisky boys david malatynski 639
19 Sassy’s Boys Sarah Pritchard 633
20 Brents boys Brent Parry 624
21 Evs11 Richard Evans 619
22 Living Liberty Loca Joanne Jones 613
23 Malky’s Blue and Red Robin Gibbs 603
24 The Glory Boys Mark Lonney 596
25 He Who Dares Wins Matthew Hoskins 581
26 The Price is right Gareth Price 577
27 Open Source Stars Roger Nash 573
28 Alabang athletic brian mills 572
29 UPANDWIN Chris Vardon 566
29 Victory Victoria Page 566
31 little troopers leslie withers 543
32 craigy cavaliers Craig Holley 538
33 Matthews Marvels Jane Williams 532
34 Willmott’s Warriors Andrew Willmott 526
35 Blackwood Bluebirds Alec Withers 471
36 liams team liam page 458
37 FRANNYS BOYS frances page 446

Six and Out

13/12/2012 Leave a comment

The final beano of 2012

Cold with a saint

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