Sunday, 23 February 2014

Brandon's 11th Birthday

On Monday 17th it was Brandon's 11th Birthday. We had already planned that we would go to our favourite place to eat on his birthday, Pizza Hut!
We had both had very little to eat up to heading off there so we were both ready for a feast. We had a platter to share for starters followed by a Meat Feast with cheesy bites. It was delicious washed down with two glasses of Pepsi.
We then headed off to Grandmas so Brandon could open his presents. He had a great day and was very happy.

FA Cup 5th round

In the week, I purchased two tickets for Brandon & I to go and watch our beloved Manchester City host Chelsea in the 5th round of the FA Cup at The Etihad. This was part of a surprise towards his birthday which was two days after the match. We parked close to the stadium and headed off on foot. Getting closer Brandon still had no idea where we were going until he noticed dozens of people with City clothing on walking close to us then he smiled knowingly.
Upon arrival we collected our tickets then headed for some grub then into the stadium. We were lucky to be seated in the large leather seating area for the day.
City won with ease 2/0 and now face Wigan Athletic in the quarter final.

Valentines Night

My wonderful Louize booked us a table for valentines day in the evening at Kro Bar. Louize had Mussels in white wine sauce for starters followed by Risotto with peas & mushrooms with Panacotta for dessert. I had the Mussels followed by Rib Eye Steak with cheesecake to finish. We shared a nice bottle of Rośe with our meal. 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

3 Man Team Knockout

Last Thursday the 3 man team started in The Manchester Snooker League with all first round matches taking place at The Pyramid in Dukinfield. We were drawn against a team based there. This particular competition each player plays two frames each. When it was my turn to play last we found ourselves 109 points behind plus I was giving a start each frame. I play really well and restricted my opponent to around 40 points only over two frames whilst I constructed two breaks over 40 and a further two over 30 seeing us safely through into the next round...

Hitman Hattons Gym

I have recently joined Ricky Hattons gym in Hyde to try and get myself in some kind of healthy shape. I put several extra pounds on over Christmas and am not one thats known for doing exercise so now is the time for a change. I am averaging two visits a week and thus far I am really enjoying my times there. After a workout I like to chill in the sauna for around 30 minutes with a shower to follow. Keep it up...

Cross-country & Showcase

On Saturday February 1st I collected Brandon around 9am and we headed off to East Cheshire Harriers Club as he was participating in a cross country competition that involved some of Tamesides local schools. He finished around 80th out of over 150 starters and I was very pleased with his efforts and performance. Later that afternoon, we headed off to The Showcase cinema at Belle Vue to watch Frozen. It was an animated film about two sisters who fell out with one having a curse over her but a happy ending was to be had.

A Question of Sport

On Wednesday 29th, Louize & I went to Media City at Salford Quays to watch "A Question of Sport". What a great nights entertainment we had, Michael Vaughan was the stand in captain for Matt Dawson who's wife was to give birth at any time. We were there for the fourth and final rehearsal of the day which lasted around 90 minutes. Afterwards, we went to Pizza Express at The Lowry for a nice treat, I had a pizza with a fried egg in the middle and Louize had a pizza with salad in the middle of it.