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Monday, October 26, 2015

26th October 2015

Things have been good news and bad news the last week, best to start with the good first.I enjoyed the Abbotsford School reunion, meeting various past faces seeing that a fair few are doing well in life chatting about school life and 90s fashions, suggesting Mr Fahey do a sitcom to rival Danny Baker's Cradle To Grave, hearing about Stephen Fosters latest comedy plans, and my former teenage love for Anna Kournikova coming back to haunt me. 

I have been referred to the voluntary Work Choice programme by Job Centre in hope it can help me into part time work, though knowing the luck I have had with past work programmes not sure it will work but better to give it a go I suppose. I do my beast to keep positive and feel things are going alright in this direction.

The bad news is however that firstly I have had stomach pain issues the last week, that resulted me missing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels musical in Wimbledon (plus not getting advance ticket money back due to not activating £4 payment thingy beforehand), though consolation was watching the Back To The Future Trilogy at home another fine 80s movie classic. I however went to doctors found out it was a sort of stomach ulcer and been on medication for few days and feeling better.

Plus feel I have got a bit sluggish with things at home so going to see Sussex Oakleaf and see if they can offer a bit of support for assurance that I am doing things right like they did when I moved into my current flat aka Strike Towers a few years ago, so I feel comfortable, happy and content things are dealt with. It helps Sussex Oakleaf are based in same building as Crawley CVS where I volunteer. Have a good week people.  

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

14th October 2015

11412131_10153391178469556_85389900584331017_n.jpg In the last few weeks I have seen Brighton remain top of the league and England crash out of the Rugby World Cup, however last Friday I made my international football spectating debut. Mark Raven an Albion supporter who regularly attends England games home and away had a spare ticket, and its been known in the last year I have wanted to make Wembley debut watching the 3 Lions. With England guaranteed the group winners and finals place at Euro 2016 assured whilst Estonia were just playing for pride. I decided to take up this ticket offer. Travelling by train to Wembley Central, then meeting Mark Raven in the dark backyard of the Sports Bar to collect tickets.

Wembley is a beautiful amazing gigantic stadium, with a leisure park next to it that seems to be endlessly expanding with various commercial advertisements that sadly cover up posters of England players outside the Stadium. The walk up Wembley Way was magical and got me wishing I went to this place years earlier before it was redeveloped with the infamous Wembley Towers in full view. I discussed with Mark as we walked to the Stadium about buildings that used to surround the Old Wembley  that were used for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 that were planned to be demolished like the Old Wembley Stadium after exhibition ended but were retained and used for other purposes however by 2000 the few surviving former exhibition buildings had been out of use for several years and like Old Wembley were demolished. We were in the top tier and after finding the crowded escalators a bit much due to Asperger's decided to use the less busy manual staircase instead and helped exercise my legs. We arrived at the stadium around the time Rooney received a pre match presentation, and watched the game and Theo Walcott ended up being the first international goal I saw. Whilst it was just a routine dead rubber for the England fans around me it was a fun debut experience and will try and pop along to another England game soon.

I am pretty busy next week with a Abbotsford School reunion next Friday that I am looking forward too that will be fun and a bit emotional with the passing of legendary teacher Grahame Jenkins earlier this year, and will be nice to meet old schoolmates. Also looking forward to attending a musical with a friend called Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in Wimbledon starring old Oaks fave Carley Stenson. Plus will be hopefully doing a bit of clubbing somewhere in Brighton this weekend or next weekend.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

3rd October 2015

Been a bit obsessed the last few weeks with sport esp football, rugby and cricket and won't go into details. Instead choosing to discuss what I have been up to recently. Well the volunteering is going well and currently getting help at the job centre. My nephew Lucas has turned a year old, doesn't time fly. As mentioned in previous blog post I went to see a show in Balham, South London with former Eastenders star Shana Swash, which was fun despite initial mix up which meant I accidentally went to wrong show at wrong time but I got refunded and still attended Swash's Private Peaceful Show.

Will be seeing another show soon Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with my old fave, Carley Stenson at Wimbledon with plans to do a tour of the All England Club there on the same day exploring the Ball family Womble origins. So yes a bit of sport mentioned anyway off to watch football as I write and have a good weekend people.

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