It was a really lovely evening at the 2013 Suite at Valley Parade, celebrating a throughly decent bloke. At Mark’s specific request I did some poetry, which shows a splendid depth of culture. I did OK with them but think I could do better. The poems were all train related: Adlestrop by Edward Thomas, Night Mail by Auden, and my adaptation of the Flanders and Swann song Slow Train , which I will post on the next blog.

I walked to the party and back to save money. I thought the the cold was gone but today it seems to be back. I have to decide if I am going to walk to the game. I am visiting ma in the next few days and want to be clear of lergy for her sake.