December 10, 2004

Dan returns to Newcastle

So I got back to the ancestral seat yesterday. I won't bore you with the details of the train journey except to mention my getting locked in the toilet for about five minutes. Fuckin' Virgin Trains and their futuristic doors. Oh, I travelled first-class again – wasn't as exciting as last time. Still, if thetrainline insists on selling first-class tickets so cheap I'm gonna keep buying 'em.

Looky! There's my house!

So upon my return to Newcastle after almost three months away, I set about catching up, intending to restore my Geordieness as my time away has caused me to fall victim to soft Southern shandy-drinking ways. So far I have:

  • taken Shearer, my faithful whippet, out for a walk
  • raced my pigeons with Ross Noble
  • swung by the 'Grove – apparently Jeff's dead!
  • had a Broon Ale or ten with Oz, Dennis, Nev and the rest of the lads
  • tried, with 'hilarious' consequences, to raise money for a season ticket
  • and burgled a few houses (only kidding – that's what they do in Sunderland!)

After a few shifts doon the pit, I think I'll have settled back in nicely.

Then it'll be off to Mexico!


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  1. Chris May

    Looky! There's my house!

    Isn't that the Tuxedo Princess? You live on a floating nightclub with a revolving dance-floor ?

    Coooool!

    :-)

    10 Dec 2004, 15:11

  2. My friend got banned from there for hitting a bouncer. She's a canny lass!

    10 Dec 2004, 17:53

  3. Dan

    The Tuxedo Princess – or as it's known locally, 'The Boat' – is a good place to get banned from. I was banned for being too classy.

    10 Dec 2004, 21:00

  4. Ant

    Welcome back Dan.

    11 Dec 2004, 11:53

  5. And now, you'll be pleased to hear, I avenged my brother's death.

    (Just been watching Get Carter – what a fillum!)

    30 Dec 2004, 02:10


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