Had a great day with my daughter in Manchester on Monday, doing some Christmas shopping, eating and drinking on the Manchester Christmas Markets and generally hanging around and getting all festive. We were going to stay out for drinks and maybe go and watch a film but of all the Manchester cinemas we could only find one showing the film my daughter wanted to see, and that wasn’t until 11pm. So we settled for a drink in my local and a takeaway curry at home to finish off a nice day – we don’t spend time together like that often enough.
I’ve got someone in the studio today – the comedian I mentioned in a previous blog. It’s strange watching someone record comedy – it’s meant to be conversational and have the feel of someone telling a story to an audience, but without the audience. And with the guy doing three or four takes per story, it’s all very clinical. It’s very hard to get the right recording, to make it sound live and natural. Maybe this guy’s just not a very good comedian – I certainly haven’t laughed yet.
After today it’s all about football and Christmas for me until the New Year. Man United have got some important games coming up, which we need good results from to further secure our place at the top of the Premier League. We’re currently six points clear at the top, above Man City, and we’ve got games against Swansea, Newcastle, West Brom and Wigan all coming up in the next two weeks. It’s going to be a great backdrop to the Christmas celebrations.
The other big Man United news this week is our Champions League draw against Real Madrid in the last 16. It’ll be the first time Cristiano Ronaldo will have come back to Old Trafford since leaving and I’m sure he’ll get a good reception. He did, after all, score some amazing and important goals for us during his time here…
I’ve got Christmas shopping to finish off, Christmas drinks to drink and football to watch, so I’ll leave it there for this year – see you in 2013!