My nephew Gary's birthday is on 27th February so my brother John always gets tickets for the nearest Newcastle United home match as a birthday gift. Today was the day. So I got a lift to Newcastle with Gary and John and we went to The Newcastle Arms - a pub near the ground. The place was packed and very noisy. Conversation was difficult - but not impossible. We had a couple of drinks before heading for St James Park. Took my blip shot near the pub. They had seats in the Leazes End and I sit in the East Stand so we went our separate ways.
Newcastle were playing Bristol City. In the first half Bristol were the better team and they scored 2 goals. However Newcastle came out in the second half with all guns blazing and put in the effort to pull 2 goals back. They had a lot more chances and they really should have won. But the score remained at 2 - 2.
After the match I did a bit of shopping including picking up a free bunch of daffodils from M & S - an offer which was " loaded " on to my Sparks Card.
Just having a quiet evening watching TV after enjoying some salmon for my tea.
Steps today - 8,026