Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Tyne and Wear Heritage Open Days - 2009

They are here! Thanks to Mike on the photo site for the heads up, as I'd managed to forget between being in work and getting home on Monday.

I am now driving myself entirely mental trying to work out what to see when. There's too much! And I don't have the annual leave to do everything :(

All the info is here. I'll be really miffed if anyone using that links gets on tours I want on and manage to miss. ;o)

Monday, 3 August 2009

In memorandum

I'd never been to St James' Park before today.

I'd been in for an event at my previous job, but that's not quite the same. I'd never been to a match, or into the stands. But at lunchtime I joined many, many people and made my way to the stadium.

I was a bit scared that I wouldn't know where to go. What to do. I needn't have worried. There were so many people there that all I needed to do was follow the crowds. I was amazed at how many people there were, even at lunchtime. Even in the summer holidays.

I've posted the pictures on flickr so I won't post any here. Instead, I'll say that it brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes to read the messages that people had written.

I hope that it's some small amount of comfort for Sir Bobby's family to know just how loved he was. Not just in Newcastle - not just in football - but universally.

I signed one of the books of condolences. I've never done that before. I wrote that football, the north east and the world in general are the poorer for his absence.

He will be sorely missed.

Make a donation to Sir Bobby's charity here.