It has been over 2 hours since I got back to my flat, but I am still freezing cold.
I spent the evening watching Bath City beat Newport County in the Setanta Shield. This is normally a mediocre cup, but due to failings in other competitions this season, it has taken more significance. Therefore, I was pleased when City thrashed Newport 4-1.
Anything less than this rout would have made the whole evening a total waste of my time. It was bitterly cold and there were moments I wished I had stayed at home with beer and crisps, watching footy on TV. Instead, I was stood at Twerton Park, in Arctic-like conditions, without even a hot drink (the tea bar was closed).
I may still be cold, but I am happy with the result.
The same cannot be said for Newport…
Not only did they have to endure the freezing cold
Not only are they doing WORSE this season than Bath City
Not only did they get thrashed 4-1 tonight
Not only did they have to travel home – and pay to get across the Severn Bridge
BUT they are going home to Wales – a country, if it weren’t for England, classed as ‘third world’
It’s no wonder it all kicked off at the end when they asked their manager to go forth and multiply…
Something very strange happened to me this morning.
While getting ready to leave for work, I noticed a woman sitting, wearing a dressing gown, on the next door neighbours shed. She then jumped off the shed (which must have been 7 foot high), into the ground floor flat’s garden, wandered around, before attempting to get back into, what I assume to be, her own garden.
I really didn’t know what to do. Should I have phoned the police? There was no chance of her breaking into the ground floor flat and certainly not into mine on the first floor. I don’t think calling 999 would have been appreciated by my apparent neighbour, or necessary – she didn’t appear to be dangerous or hurt.
She just looked like she was high on drugs and reminded me of Amy Winehouse. I have never seen her before and don’t really know where she lives – there are many flats on my road, which change ownership on a frequent basis.
All very freaky. I hope she was OK, but wish I never have to see her or anything like that again!
I’ve noticed today that Blogger.com have been messing around with my website template and have added their own, nasty ‘B’ icon by the URL
The code generating the offending icon is
<link rel="icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" href="http://www.blogger.com/favicon.ico"/>
Due to the way my site is published through the Blogger system, it isn’t simply a case of removing this line from the HTML code.
As I pay for my own hosting and wrote the majority of the template myself, I think it’s a bit of a cheek of them to do this – especially without informing me.
I therefore need to find a clever bit of code that I can stick in my template, which will remove that stupid B and replace it with the star icon I used to have!
Why is it that my well-loved clubs, Bath City and Leeds United, never manage to both win on the same day? This season, I am yet to have the joys of celebrating a duo of football victories.
I now believe something strange and unexplained is linking my teams…
Take today for example. Bath City are playing St. Albans. 1-0 up at half time and cruising. I check the score from Leeds to find they are drawing 0-0 with Walsall.
Shortly into the second half of the City game, I check the Leeds score. To my joy, I see Leeds are wining 1-0. Within minutes of learning this news, St. Albans equalise. I then hear that Leeds are 2-0 up; only to see Bath totally lose the plot and concede a second goal, winning the game for St. Albans.
Something strange is going on….
|Sat 9th Aug|
|City 0-4 Welling LOSS||Scunthorpe 1-2 Leeds WIN|
|Tue 12th Aug|
|Maidenhead 0-0 City DRAW||Chester 2-5 Leeds WIN|
|Sat 16th Aug|
|Bishops Stortford 0-2 City WIN||Leeds 0-2 Oldham LOSS|
|Sat 23rd Aug|
|City 1-1 Team Bath DRAW||Yeovil 1-1 Leeds DRAW|
|Sat 30th Aug|
|City 2-2 Wimbledon DRAW||Leeds 2-2 Bristol Rovers DRAW|
|Tue 2nd Sep|
|City 0-1 Hayes & Yeading LOSS||Leeds 2-1 Bradford WIN|
|Sat 6th Sep|
|Havant 0-0 City DRAW||Leeds 5-2 WIN|
|Sat 13th Sep|
|Hampton 3-1 City LOSS||Swindon 1-3 Leeds WIN|
|Sat 20th Sep|
|City 1-1 Eastleigh DRAW||Carlisle 0-2 Leeds WIN|
|Sat 27th Sep|
|City 2-0 Clevedon Town WIN||Leeds 1-0 Hereford WIN|
|Sat 4th Oct|
|Bognor 0-2 City WIN||Peterborough 2-0 Leeds LOSS|
|Sat 11th Oct|
|City 0-1 Aylesbury LOSS||Leeds 3-1 Brighton WIN|
|Sat 18th Oct|
|City 1-0 Fisher WIN||Millwall 3-1 Leeds LOSS|
|Tue 21st Oct|
|Street 2-3 City WIN||Leeds 2-1 Leyton Orient WIN|
|Sat 25th Oct|
|St. Albans 2-1 City LOSS||Leeds 3-0 Walsall WIN|
All the VoIP phones went down. Part of the patient administration system broke. Karl was off sick, and contractors turned the office into a building site, by bashing down a large chunk of wall – it was horrendously noisy. They are far from finished.
On this website, you’ll find me blogging (almost) daily about everyday life, living in Bath, working with computers, and the occasional bit of football stuff thrown in.
If you're expecting The Man Booker Prize, you've come to the wrong place. If you want to read a collection of sometimes eccentric, often disturbing and rarely amusing ramblings, gorge your eyes on this.