Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bank Holiday Weekend ....

Belper postie celebrates Belper's equaliser !

Interesting and varied weekend !!! Finished work and headed off to Stalybridge Celtic to watch the "tenants"(viz FC United of Manchester) play Belper Town - a crowd of 1849 (approx 98.5% FC United fans !!) saw Belper fight a heroic rearguard action in the first half - helped by a superb performance by their 'keeper James Martin - before United took the lead.  What happened next ?? Belper not only equalised, but they took the lead ... and it was only a last gasp equaliser that saw the points shared.  Pics at 

FC United 2 Belper Town 2

After the game - a beer or two in the Stalybridge "posh bar" before heading back to Belper on their team/supporters bus - arriving a touch late for a 2000hrs rendevous for food @ the Duke of Devonshire.  Fine effort considering the recent fire at the pub (well reduced menu etc) before sleep.  

 Heather looking very purple at this time ...

Sunday ... off to Eyam for a 10 mile walk - some pretty rough pics (!) at

Eyam Walk 24Aug14

We were staying over in Eyam on Sunday night at the Miners Arms - when the room was booked we were warned "There is a Beer Festival on Sunday night - it might be busy" ... we coped (Kelham Island "Wild Rider" was my pick of the bunch) !!!!!

Weather a bit grim on Monday so we went to the Museum in Eyam and learned the full story about the 1665/66 plague - a really good museum - well recommended - and only £2-50 in !  

Home - via supermarket - so too late for Bank Holiday football - hey ho.  Sort out stuff (like you do - I cooked a cracking chicken, chorizo and black pudding effort for Monday evening !!).  Back to work today - probably like the couple of Belper posties I met on Saturday - and then home for another interesting food effort - a mince and vegetable "thing" - no red wine so used beer - it worked (!) - topped with layered spuds and sprinkled with a mustard cheese ... and as I missed footie yesterday I got out to watch the MK Dons v Manchester United game on Pub Sky - hmmm ...

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