Busy week. Cloud role not really materially closer, however discussions have been had, and on a workshop Monday where I will see my potential new boss, so planning to collar him then.
I am on a stag day tomorrow - I know, aren't I a bit old for such things - which is, perhaps as a nod to age, golf in the afternoon and beer and curry in the evening. Translated, that is long, frustrating zig-zag walk in the afternoon and falling asleep early in the evening.
Sunday we have an all-day football tournament for Maggot 2. He is delighted, it is fair to say we are less so. His friend's mum will take him at 8am, and we plan to turn up 12pm ish. Actually do enjoy the football. There is a new kid in town, Pretzel* who is a creative midfielder, and he is good, from the Brighton and Hove Academy, and his arrival seems to have lifted the team. Maggot 2 is not a bad player, he has just lacked, until this team, any real coaching on position, triangulation and "finding the empty squares". He has great feet, practices all the Ronaldo-esque tricks and can find the back of the net with fairly unerring accuracy, so add in good coaching, and a pretty good team in which to play, and he could shape up nicely.
I shouldn't boast**, but his Under Nines team play the Under Tens last weekend, and won 10-2, 7 of which were scored in the first 20 minute session. The final two sessions I think they got a bit complacent, they did not pass as well and generally I think lost interest in scoring, combined with the opposition waking up a bit to the threats.
Have a great weekend, and if I survive, will speak next week.
* not his real name
** go on, you know you want to. Ed.