The weather’s been cracking this week, as I’m sure you all know already, and thankfully it’s been quiet in the studio so I’ve been able to get out and enjoy the sunshine. I had some mastering work to do on Wednesday morning then gave myself the afternoon off and went out walking in the Peak District. I haven’t done that for a long time and it made me think I should definitely do it more often – it can be so easy to forget there’s so much amazing countryside around you when you’re living the city life. I’ve been working all day today but am just about to head down to the pub to enjoy a couple of beers in the sunshine with a mate. I drove through town earlier and all the students were out having barbecues and drinking in the sun so I thought if they can do it so can I!
I’ve decided to stay around Manchester over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, so I’m hoping the good weather stays for at least another week. I’ll try and get out into the countryside again I think, maybe to the Peak District or just for a drive around the Cheshire lanes. A couple of the lads have said they’re heading into town for a night out on the Saturday and maybe the Sunday as well, so I’m looking forward to hitting a few bars and eating out Manchester style – it’s got to be a curry.
England have got a friendly against Norway on Saturday that I’ll keep an eye on, just to see how the new team looks. There’s another one the following Saturday, against Belgium on 2 June, then we’re heading straight into Euro 2012. Can’t wait.