Or at least it is between the months of August through to May. The rest of the time I may feel able to write about something other than a not especially successful football team.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Bit of civic pride
Friday brought with it two good reasons for me to proud of my home town.
It was Heritage Weekend around Britain and with the opportunity to see the only house in England with an interior designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for free I went to this place which has recently been restored to its former glory and it was absolutely stunning. Apparently when the trust who were behind the project went cap in hand to request Lottery Funding they were sent away to scale down their plans on the grounds that no one was interested in anything Northampton had to offer. Well they kept fighting and did eventually get the money they needed, and OK - Northampton may not have a huge amount to offer, but should you ever find yourself stuck in this town - go to 78 Derngate. It is something special. And it reminded me of when I wrote about other places in my town which really aren't too bad at all.
Then in the evening, whilst Reidski travelled to Brighton to watch (from a distance...see my previous comments on how far from the pitch away fans are at Brighton) Millwall lose 3-0, I went to see my team put in a committed and passionate display of football resulting - quite rightly - in our first league win of the season.
Formerly known as Just Jane, but with a blog move carried out in haste I managed to end up with a blog nickname I hate..J bloody J. Oh well, too late to do anything about it now. Call me what you will. So apart from a stupid title I have three off spring, one very special bloke, lots of friends, a great family, a job I love and a rubbish football team who I love too. I also have a tendency to go on abit.....you have been warned.