Thursday, 11 April 2013

Bugger rugger

Right, I can delay it no longer.  Let's talk about last weekend, when there were many high points - and one very deep low as Ulster lost 27-16 to Saracens at Twickenham.

But swiftly back to the highs.

Some pints were drunk before the game (once we found the correct hostelry - more on that another time).  That's Wee John's and my old schoolmate Ritchie Hunter on the right, now agent to a growing number of rugby stars.

Another old school friend, accompanied by new family, was encountered immediately afterwards - Pete "Happy" Wilson in the blue, with wife Michaela and son Dylan.  (Pete's a producer on BBC Radio 5 Live, don't you know).

Curry and beer were the last items on Saturday's agenda, as proposed by Daniel from Yorkshire.  He had no idea what was going on for most of the day.

After Saturday's excesses, it was time for some rehab on Sunday as we booked ourselves into The Priory - Dan's place taken by Wee John's brother Wee Charlie.

And alongside more beer and cocktails out of jam jars, darts were played.

Chess was played (yes, really).

And even some rude Scrabble.

Before the inevitable happened.

As for the parting mug-centred insult, it's not big and it's not clever.  Just like Wee John.