So we managed to get a few days back in Newcastle on the tail end of the trip, primarily to introduce ourselves to the beatiful Miss Ella Lucy Patterson. As you can see, it seemed like she liked us, so we were pleased.
Also managed to fit a night on the town with (Big) Neil, and now that my youngest brother is free from the slavery of a psycho girlfriend, he let us tag along for his Friday night out as well. Unfortunately, I'm getting way too old to hang with the young kids these days, so a quick pint in Sam Jax was all I could handle before we retired to The Hotspur for a little more conversation (I feel a song coming on...). Met up with Neil's mates Barry (a former Denver visitor), and Craig (I think that's what he's called, but like he said himself, no-one ever understands a word he says).
Saturday we won't talk about too much, but needless to say it was a tough day, and I'll be surprised if Christiano Ronaldo ever makes another appearance in the Premier League again. I hope not anyway. If you must relive the moment, here's the clip
where Shearer tells the world what really happens in training.
Sunday we managed to get everyone co-ordinated (almost anyway) to hit Sunday Lunch at Shire House Farm - such is life these days, there appeared to be more kids than adults (and that was even after counting me in the adult section). We had a visit from the complete Armstrong Family (minus a Mr Jones, who had stayed in London for the weekend), the Walkers (who are to finally make it out to Denver in a couple of months), and Bezza boy turned up without wife or kids (long story, but it involves moving house and Isobel not being in the best of health at the minute).
And then, before you know it, we were back on the plane to Denver - time at home never seems long enough to see everyone you want and need to, so apologies to those I didn't get a chance to call in on. At least we know we'll be back in November for a little longer, so there's hope yet....
Pics from the weekend are here
(although we didn't take the camera out on the Friday night for health and safety reasons, or possibly just that we forgot....)