Extracts of Blagg's football blogs as he follows West Ham United and England through the usual series of near disasters.

Featuring links to the Annual Billy Blagg Advent Calendar of Christmas Songs.

Also featuring guest appearances by 'Captain Olympic'.

Monday, 17 September 2018

September 17th 2018

One of Gail's oldest-serving friends told me today that they looked forward to my 'blog' on here and got some solace from it; I know I said I needed to break away, but I'm now thinking I need to continue in this vein for a while as I'm not sure where I will go - possibly the asylum - if I don't have this vent. With that in mind...
Can't work for two weeks so I used today to sort through the keepsake box. There are some heartbreaks moments and some laugh out loud things in there. I liked this though.
I've cut the then boyfriend - soon to be husband out - not for entirely altruistic reasons but merely for the sake of privacy, and I ask you just to feast on the fashion statement. I told Gail she should have kept this one!

Thanks Facebook! As if things weren't bad enough!

Billy Blagg shared a memory.
Sheeettt! Really Facebook? Why not just get Mark Zuckerberg round to kick me in my already bruised nuts?
Lovely evening on the beach with the stunning Lady B last night.
RestaurantKos, Greece
4,563 people checked in here
Billy Blagg That place was gorgeous although, in retrospect, I'm not entirely sure what it was about the 4 Roses that caught our eye... 😂
Monica Haha....... That's Gail or ya , mr B just had to go with the flow 💜

Mad Facebook Loony Part Two

Billy Blagg was remembering you.
The Return of the Loony Widowed Facebook Poster
I'll be honest, this one freaked me out a little.
Best mate Paul is staying and helping look after me for the weekend. I'm in a bit of pain so he went to investigate caterwauling from upstairs. Strange cat Puffy - see previous post - had somehow gotten into the house (no windows were open so he must have walked in the patio doors right past me) and was confronting Buzz, Gus and Ziggy on my landing. Paul thought Puffy was one of mine, till I explained, intervened and opened the bathroom window so the now friendly intruder could escape.
Two hours later, I was sitting on the settee when I heard a thump from upstairs in the bathroom; the sound of a cat jumping in. "You better not be coming in again, Puffy" I called from where I was sat in my lounge.
My phone, which was sat on the opposite arm of the settee and which I'd not been using, and which I have never talked to in the three years I've had it (I don't even know how to turn voice recognition on), suddenly burst into life - making Paul and I both jump - playing PUFF Daddy's Sting-sampled 'I'll Be Watching You'. Puzzled, I picked up the phone and a window had opened with the lyrics on view "Every day I wake up / I hope I'm dreamin' / I can't believe this shit / Can't believe you ain't here."
Explainable in an unlikely way, I know, but we both admitted to getting goosebumps on this one. Another chapter slots into place...

Rose She ain’t gonna leave you alone...😬


Margaret I’m getting goosebumps and I’m not even there!
Hope your feeling a little better x


Monica Soulmates......she will always be there when you need her 💜💜 Gail Thorne was just looking in on you . Hope your feeling better 💜