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This is one of the quietest times of the year for blog visits.

Something to do with American holidays.

That said, I noticed that the WordPress counter in the right hand column had tripped over the half million mark. The Sitemeter counter is showing a bit less – I’m not quite sure how these things work out.

Anyhoo, thanks for looking in.


The Fitba’

I haven’t written about the Sons yet this season – mainly because due to things like holidays and work I haven’t seen them yet. However there is something familiar about the start of the season.

Out of two cups already and royally humped on the first day of the league season by Forfar.

I’m hearing that certain clubs in the second division are waving cheque books and overdrafts around in desperate attempts at getting a play-off spot. I say play-off because I’ll be extremely surprised if Livingston don’t get the championship.

Can it really be true that one club with an average home attendance of around 400 are paying their part-time manager over £40k per year?

In time honoured fashion, former Sons Ian Russell and Ross Clark and others were in scoring form at the weekend as their former team was sunk 4-1.

It’s going to be a tough year.

Barging In

Enjoying a few days near the South Lakes. We’re billeted at the terminus for the Lancaster Canal. It’s a few miles from Morecambe. Fantastic location with cycling, canoeing and walking in abundance so it suits Yours Truly very well.

Llamedos - Say it backwards

I also met up with some friends yesterday in Blackpool who were on a mad hedonistic weekend of alcoholic debauchery attending a cultural event taking place there. It was quite an experience witnessing so many punks, some in their 50’s and 60’s, mingling with day trippers, holidaymakers and Hibs fans in town for a friendly match against the local side. I managed to see some of the acts, one of whom have a fairly creative name

"That's a coincidence - I'm an accountant too!"

I’m not sure which of these cultural groups had the most body piercings and tattoos but one thing’s for certain and that’s that some of them went home with a few more. If I were ever inclined to get a tattoo (I never have been) I think I’d go to a tattoo artist who had a vague idea about punctuation.

Tattoo's - No mistake's!

A little extra included

It has been quite some time since I was in Blackpool but I was intrigued at how even the jokes and tricks industry has progressed in the intervening years. Even in the mucky pup market, choice dominates.

After a day in the hustle of Blackpool it was good to get back and wind down with a nice Balvenie by the canal side.