Day- 365 – 31st December – Hello 2019

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Well I’m relieved to know that I have got to day number 365 and that it matches with the last day of the year. There were times when I thought I had miscounted and would have to track back over half a year’s worth of posts. I will always see the year in with some champagne and will be sharing this with some friends later in the evening as we see the new year in with food, games and the above.

(In line with current blogging practice, I should point out that I am not being paid by G.H. Mumm to mention their product or brand).

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Day 337 – 3rd December – No Room in the Ball Park

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Ok, so it’s December so I’m stealing the quote from the Mary and Joseph story to illustrate my attempt to get hold of tickets for one of the two MLB baseball games taking place in London next year. Having pre-registered there was the belief that I would at least stand a change of getting some reasonable tickets for at least one game. Unfortunately from the word go it seemed that the cheaper tickets were gone in seconds or the system kept timing out. All I was ever offered were tickets at a price where I could almost fly to the US and watch the game there for the same price. Eventually I gave up and just looked in unhappiness at the number of tickets the resale websites had listed at about 3 or 4 times the face value price. Looks like I’ll have to take in an extra game next time I’m in the US to make up for missing out here. I do have another chance with the general sale later in the week, but given today’s experience, I’m not going to hold my breath.

Day 319 – 15th November – Pug of the Month

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As I suspect many have noticed, next year’s calendars are in the shops already. Normally I’m terrible at picking one of these up, leaving it to the last minute, or often a few days in the the year, before getting hold of one. However this year I saw one that I wanted to buy and thought I would break a habit and buy it early. I don’t have a pet myself (other than the fish) but I have a friend who has a pug which is full of charachter and I thought this calendar would be fun to have and an alternative to the normal calendar I get.