Why the long absence anyway? Will we be seeing you at some live events this year?
WOW... it's been a long time since I’ve updated my blog. A few people have asked where I’ve been for a whole year, well here is my explanation...
After APAT Cardiff last year I had planned to do two more events (The Worlds at DTD & Irish Amateur Championships) as it came closer to the events, work commitments took over...
Anyway... In June I had quite a big win on Betfred. In turn this gave me an opportunity to do things I hadn't done before. (June-August)
The first thing I wanted to do was learn to play golf. I had a few lessons and soon I was hooked, I decided to buy my own set of clubs and spent any spare time I had would be spent either at the local driving range or playing the odd 9-holes or even 18-holes.(August 5th)
Me and a few mates went up to Old Trafford for Paul Scholes' Testimonial game. A game in which he opened the scoring with a trademark strike from 25 yards out. Manchester United went on to win the game 6-0 Against New York Cosmos.(September)
The next crazy idea I had was to buy myself a road bike and enter myself into a triathlon. So I spent just eight weeks prior to the 25th September 2011 getting into shape.
I raised £148.01 for Marie Curie Cancer Care Results Here! http://www.tri247.com/results_10430.html
(I finished 215th out of 318, So not bad for a first attempt)(October)
Not a great deal happened. The majority of the month was spent at work, apart from that I decided that after about 5 years that I wanted to take up hockey again so I rejoined Ludlow Hockey Club.(October 25th)
For my 21st Birthday a few mates had arranged a surprise. A minibus full of us descended upon Monmore Green the Greyhound Racing Stadium in Wolverhampton and bought a party package that included Free Bets, Free Drink and Free Food. (November)
Yet again the majority of the month was spent at work. After speaking to a couple of managers on a training day we agreed that the workplace should do more to raise money and awareness for a couple of different charities. For the duration of November we all decided to grow a beard/moustache for Movember to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.
We raised over £100 for Prostate Cancer!(December 3rd)
I got my first start for Ludlow Hockey Club; we went on to win the game 7-2 against Old Wulfrunians North. Later that same day I drove down to Villa Park for the evening kick-off against Manchester United. Yet another poor performance from Villa this season saw them loose 1-0 at the hands of a Manchester United who didn’t look a great deal better.(December 17)
The most highly anticipated staff event of the year. Our annual staff Christmas party. Thought it was worth mentioning that we actually held a piss-up in a brewery. Great night!(The rest of December)
Was spent at home, mostly in bed - I had flu for two weeks and missed most of Christmas. But was able to bring in New Years in style.
January 1st 2012.(January 24th-31st)
I took a week’s holiday off work and went to see a friend who had invited me down to Cardiff. We were able to get tickets to the League Cup semi-final second leg. Although the match finished just 1-0 it meant that the game had to be decided in extra time. After 120 minutes of football the score was still level on aggregate, the match ended up going to a penalty shoot-out which Cardiff won 3-1. It is one of the most memorable nights of football I have witnessed.
So there you are up to date with whats been going on!
Hope to see you all in season 6!