I’d finally got through my reader and when going back to the top, found 30 more posts had come in!
Aarggh!! Some are being duplicated for some reason and at first I thought I was seeing things, but it happened yesterday as well so obviously a glitch in the WP system somewhere.
The team we were playing against last night are the furthest venue and a pub Hubby and I have passed several times. They are dog friendly, and at one stage I thought a dog was actually going to participate as it stood at the ockey and didn’t move until someone fed it.
When we played these guys at home, we won 11 – 3.
They were not going to let that happen again.
They have a couple of very good male players, but the ladies were holding their own and there were some high scores on both sides.
As expected, I didn’t play in the pairs. We lost the first three matches 2 -1, then our final pair won 3 – 0 which brought us level at 6 points each.
One thing about darts is that we get fed, so I don’t have to worry about getting a meal for me around 5pm. This can be anything from sausage rolls and sandwiches to chocolate bars, chips, savoury roast potatoes, sausages or stew and crusty bread.
Last night was the turn of chicken curry and chips. I have never had that. Sure I’ve had curry, and definitely chips, but never together on the same plate. Very Nice!!!!
After we’d eaten, it was the men’s 1001 gallon. The two highest scores of the night, 135 and 140 were thrown by the opposition, but our guys responded with 95 and 89, and managed to narrow the gap from their 200 plus point lead. The other side got their finishing double on the first throw.
Up for the ladies now and their 701 gallon, in which I was taking part. I’d been practicing whilst everyone was still eating and getting a fair few doubles, even if they weren’t the ones I was aiming for (sigh). My first score was 95, and my second 76, then back to normal.
The opposing ladies hit two high scores in succession, 110 and 109 but we kept up and it was anyone’s match.
We wanted double 12, and I missed it, leaving double 6 for the person following me. They wanted 69 and cocked up which put us in with a chance.
First dart hit 10, leaving double 1. Bang. Straight in, bringing us to a draw at 7 points each.
It was a good and fair result, and they’re a good crowd.
This morning, Maggie got me up at 4 and again at 6, desperate for a wee, and I was out walking her at 7.30. It was lovely and cool then, and there were several other people out walking their dogs before it got really hot.
It’s actually been better today, with a nice cool breeze and we were able to walk up into town with the dog with the intention of walking back along the prom.
Too many people in too confined a space, kids running amok, dogs getting tied up in leads, pushchairs, people and other dogs, and the litter!
There are adequate bins everywhere, but people still insist on dropping their coffee cups, fruit juice cartons, chip wrappers and crisp packets on the floor or out of the car window as they speed by.
And don’t get me started on dog mess. I clear up after my dog (and somebody else’s this morning as there was a huge triple dollop of it right in the middle of the pathway), but to see poo bags by the bin, under the bin or on top of the bin rather than in it (or dirty nappies in a similar position), and dog crap by the post that hasn’t been cleared up at all, makes my blood boil.