I went to New Maldon in south west London yesterday to see AFC Wimbledon play, and beat, Bradford City.

I had a great day out. The ground was old fashioned and we could stand on a terrace. I met a lot of folk from the days went I followed City home and away. It was like watching City when I first started in 1981, the biggest difference was that when City let two goals in in the last ten minutes after being 0-1 up, the second being in the last minute, I did not get upset and angry. Wimbledon had not scored a goal at home all season and then they get 2 against a team playing in the League Cup final next week! It makes City getting enough point for automatic promotion very hard, and most City fans were upset, but for me it was just part of a good day; even the fact that I have no ticket for the final is just fate not tragic.

I have finished painting ma’s stairs, the big wall by them, and laying carpet tiles on the surface. She had carpet and underlay which has always been unsafe, and when I pulled them off stair by stair I could feel the dirt hitting my legs through my trousers! It’s been a real drag of a job. Everything needed at least 3 coats and the gloss especially did not meet any of its claims for drying or coverage. Still, the job’s done and looks well.