November 2008 Archives
I WENT to Wigan and the JJB Stadium on Monday night with Commuting Mitch, a friend from New Brighton.
He's a Bitter Blue and so it was a far from happy 93 minutes for him - watching an off-form Everton get beat one-nil.
Actually, he left the stadium early for a consoling pint in the Brickmakers - an old-fashioned local that nestles in the terraced backstreets of my home town.
SO we had our third meeting of the New Brighton Educative Wine Tasting Society - NEWTS for short - a few nights ago.
This time there was a Spanish Rioja theme, and the soiree was held at Posh Boots' winter palace in Liscard, Wallasey's "town centre" (ha,ha,ha!).
The Newts' leader, Rocky, was in command of all the detailed knowledge as usual - and very good he is too, only on this occasion I wasn't really playing close attention; I was simply in the mood for drinking not listening...
SO Barack Obama did it!
If he doesn't get assassinated before he's sworn in as President of the Free World - and I sincerely hope he won't be - we can look to a fresh start and a healthy dollop of optimism for the West and maybe for the whole world.
So, good! All in all, I'm pleased Obama won, although I wouldn't have voted for him had I been eligible...