Well here we are, with the end of the year in sight. Where did the last 12 months go ? Whoosh !! So, time to look back and reflect.
Jam Night has been going well at the Three Wishes, North Harrow. However, it turns out that we’re being down-graded from weekly to monthly for 2017. I’m sure we’ll soon see how that all turns out. ‘Stranger Here, Than Over There’, the new Riff Raff CD, was released earlier in the year. More recording has been taking place with the Riff Raff boys, with more ideas for another CD perhaps. Still on the subject of music, I’ve just heard that another legend has died – R.I.P. Rick Parfitt.
Rosie and I have been on our travels to North Wales, Isle of Wight and Liverpool. We visited North Wales with Adrian and Di, and re-visted Portmeirion. We went back to the IOW this year for our holidays and stayed in Yaverland, just outside Sandown. We had a great week. Then we took the train up to Liverpool, for three days away. We took a bus tour round the city and visited the Beatles exhibition. The weather was good too, apart from one rainy afternoon. We went to the Cavern Club and were sitting in Sgt Pepper’s next door while, back home, QPR were losing 0-6 to Newcastle. Never mind, now that Ollie’s back we’ll be OK – won’t we ? I hope so – I’ve just bought a half-season ticket !
I was back in cricketing action for the season just gone. It took a while to get going again, what with last year off and my limited participation in the previous five years. The groin strains didn’t help either. But I had my moments and I’m looking forward to next season. I’ve recently joined a gym to try to get fitter and stronger after my two knee operations. I’ve also been making a gradual comeback on the 5-a-side footie front. The Subbuteo season is now well underway, so I’m getting plenty of exercise running round the table !
Well, that’s about it, other than to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !