Guildford City made it through their replayed FA Cup match last night, by the “skin of their teeth”, truth be known, in a replay that should never have been, after City had be profligate with their chances in the initial game at the Spectrum. It looked like City may do the same again. However, City managed a 2-1 win away to Chessington & Hook to see themselves through to the next round against Bognor Regis Town on the 3rd September, which co-incedentally will probably be the next game that I make it to, as I shall be covering Wings & Wheels next Saturday & Sunday and covering the Buckinghamshire patch on Bank Holiday Monday.
Seeing as I am trying to reduce the amount of kit that I haul around on jobs, I decided that one way to do that was not to carry a laptop, but to downsize to an iPad. This works well on some jobs, but others need the versatility of laptop. But for those that don’t need it, I purchased a ThinkTank App House 10. most of the time this lives carabinered to my Think Tank Airport, but on some occasions it get strapped to my belt.
This makes it great for those walk about all day jobs, with two bodies, a 17-40 on one & a 35-350 on the other.
Guildford City faced Chessington & Hook United in the FA today, a last gasp equaliser in the 93rd or 94th minute prevented City celebrating a trip to the sea-side. Replay on Tuesday night. In other news, I haven’t been able to collect my car yet due to the dealership wanting to give the car a complete clean inside & out, despite the fact that I cleaned it thoroughly before handing it to them, I can only hope that it will come back better than new on Monday.
Guildford City travelled away to Abbey Rangers FC of Addlestone, recently promoted to the CC Premier League for their first league game of the season. City went behind, twice before coming back to win 2-4.
Today at the crack of sparrow fart I stopped for breakfast at the Solstice Park MaccyD , I was surprised at the number of wierdy beardy types & hippies. I assume that some of them where there to see the Perseid meteor shower.
Was out and about yesterday & came across a restored Routemaster, wouldn’t want the job of polishing it though.
I got back from the Guildford City Extra Preliminary FA Cup game to find, much to my surprise a parcel, that I wasn’t expecting for days. My “old skool” iPod 80Gb 5th Gen died only a few days ago, and I thought I’d have a look on ebay for a replacement, I eventually purchased an absolutely mint iPod Classic 80Gb, for the not unreasonable price of £125 including shipping & a leather case.
The seller must have got it into the post on Friday, as I only paid for it on Thursday evening. Anyway 14 hours after I received it, it is loaded with 13,000 tracks & ready to install in the Brodit Clip Mount in the car.
Also in the same post a Think Tank App House 10 for my iPad Air, which will make life a little easier when travelling light.
Guildford City won their first game of the season, an away game to Mile Oak in Portslade, near Brighton today by three goals to nil, hopefully not the best performance that we will see this season, but on a hot day in August a win is a win, and although the scoreline makes it look comfortable, for a large part of the game it was a close run thing.