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 205 – July 24th – London Calling

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I had a rare trip to London today for a training course. It was good to get a break from the office, even though it meant starting an hour earlier to get there. The course was good too and it will give me some ideas of other areas I could move into subject to a job being available. It was also an opportunity to meet up with some good friends made on a recent holiday and that was a fun evening and a nice way to finish the day.