The more astute of my regular readers will have noticed that my blogging posts have dried to a trickle over the past few months. I offer up no defence, other than to say that the only reason for this is a complete lack of ideas for anything fresh (or even half re-hashed, for that matter!) to write about.
I had a plan last night...
I intended to walk to the local and have a few beers with some friends whilst watching the Special One outfox old Arsene again and savour the Boys in Blue putting a few past the hapless Gooners. The journey home from work took place in a howling gale, with rain lashing the windscreen. The M2 /A2 had several places where, despite all the traffic, there was quite a lot of standing water. Suffice to say by the time I reached my home I'd decided to stay in the warm and trade the game instead.
In retrospect I wish I'd braved the weather, got soaking wet, had a bit of a headache this morning and saved myself the agony of a boring game and a reasonable trading loss! At least I'd have had a sociable, banter filled two or three hours. I appreciate the conditions were awful but I don't think I've ever seen a Premiership game between the two top London clubs where the desire to not lose the game outweighed the desire to win it by quite such a large margin. I hate nil nils!
On a brighter note, I see from my Blogger 'Dashboard' that this little area full of literary masterpieces has now attracted 200,000 plus page views! Never did I imagine that I would hit that number when I first put finger to keyboard way back when.
So thanks for persevering with me, and might I take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2014.