Off to the match this afternoon - Newcastle United v Bournemouth. Before kick off wreaths were laid, the Last Post was played and there was a minutes silence to mark 100 years since the end of WW1. You could hear a pin drop during the silence. Very moving.
I have added an Extra - a collage of the scenes before kick off - the background is some of the knitted poppies which form a carpet outside Eldon Square shopping centre.
On to the match - it was a good one. Newcastle scored early - on the 6th minute. The score at half time was Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1 - and that was the final result. It was a very promising display and hopefully the team can keep up the momentum and get some more wins under their belt. Howay The Lads!
I did some shopping in Waitrose after the match and also mooched around Fenwicks. I went down into the basement where the " Christmas Shop " has been set up. It shares the space with the kitchenware dept and as I was passing through I noticed the two items in my blip shot . A kettle and toaster - part of Dolce & Gabanna’s new range in collaboration with Smeg. Would you believe they cost £399.99 each. ( 458 Euros / $520 ). I rather like them but there's no way I would spend so much money on a kettle or a toaster. I have tagged my blip for Silly Saturday - hosted by admirer
Steps today - 11,729