Today I went down to Rochdale from Birmingham to meet Steve, my future business partner, to discuss, well, business. I went on the train, so we could have some bevvies down the pub. I only originally intended to be an hour or so, but ended up being there over three! I got there at 1pm, and left at 4.15, got to Rochdale bus station to get the 471 down to the train station (I couldn’t be bothered to walk all the way up Drake Street).
The train was packed! It was a short journey though, just under an hour and a half. When I got back to Birmingham, I noticed one of Matsuki Transport’s buses, empty, outside the train station, so jumped in and waited in the cab for the driver to get back, who, it turned out, was Rikku herself, which was a nice treat, as it’s always a pleasure to see her cheeky smile and big hazel eyes. She’d covered for another driver, and popped into the station to grab a coffee, which she shared with me, which was sweet! We discussed footie as (I) drove us back to the depot, and it’s looking slim that we’re even going to have a match this weekend, as it’s been colder in Birmingham than anywhere else.
She’s got team training tonight, in fact, she’ll be there by the time I’m writing this, so I’ll await a report on the likelihood. Showing off my sexy new boots might have to wait until after Christmas. She wants me to have a proper competitive match in the New Year, rather than just mess abouts on a Sunday, so she’ll still give me the three week’s training I need before she sends me out there.
Speaking of footie, my new Joma shinpads were waiting for me when I got home, and so was Her (most beautiful) Ladyship to give me a cuddle. These shinpads are gorgeous, they’re a mirror effect with blue in the middle:
It’s a shame my footie socks will cover them while I’m playing, as they’re cute! I had to buy some new ones, as I had a nasty collision with one of the ladies a couple of weeks ago, the ones I was using of Rikky’s team were well used, and one shinpad split, so these are my new ones! I never use damaged protective equipment, be it PPE for work, or sport. It’s safer to replace.