Tuesday, 13th January 2009
Hi Sebastian, I arrived in Bolton, England after lunch and met the family. I have my own room which is nice and managed to get a good night's sleep after a long journey.
Bolton is situated in the North West of England about half way between Liverpool and Manchester. It is actually part of Greater Manchester, though Eileen still says it is in Lancashire. Must be confusing for the poor postmen! Here is a picture of Bolton Town Hall:
Wednesday, 14th January 2009
Hi Sebastian, I am being well cared for. Here is a picture of me after breakfast
Arrived at the Reebok late morning, which is adjacent to Bolton Arena Sports Centre. Here I am outside Bolton Arena. The arena has already hosted the badminton competition of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and 4 of Amir Khan's professional boxing matches. Amir is from Bolton.
Here I am with Dave inside the stadium, which believe me is awesome!
Well, I think that is enough for one day and so I think I will be putting my feet up for the rest of the afternoon!
Thursday, 15th January 2009
Up early again and felt full after my breakfast.
The next stop was Tesco at Middlebrook and unfortunately it started to rain there but I didn’t get wet, phew!
At night Matt was training at the JJB Soccerdome, which is near to the Trafford Centre (Shopping Mall) in Manchester. While Matt was training Peter, Eileen and I called at the local Wetherspoon's pub for a curry.
Then it was home to bed, with me feeling quite tired.
Friday, 16th January 2009
I think it will be a lazy day today as Eileen has a hair appointment. Here is the hairdressers and here I am watching what happens there.
Saturday, 17th January 2009
Up early today as we had a lot to do before football. Eileen made a spag bol sauce so that we would have something to come home to and we set off for the football ground at around 1.15 pm
Sadly Matt's team lost 4-2!
Here is a picture of the entrance to Cheadle AFC ground.
And here I am at the game cheering on the team.
Sunday, 18th January 2009
The weather was lovely this morning so we decided to go for a walk on the West Pennine Moors after breakfast.
Just a few photos to show my day out at Rivington.
Matt was baptised at Rivington Church. This church is unusual in that it is not dedicated to any particular saint or martyr. Here is a picture of the church, which was founded before 1541.
On the way home we were held up by a horse on the road
Monday, 19th January 2009
Have to say that the weather today is not as good as yesterday. Then, just after lunch this happened:
Feeling a bit sad because my stay here comes to an end tomorrow and I will be winging my way over to Texas. The good point is that I am nearer to being reunited with Sebastian!
We are staying in tonight as there is a football game on Setanta ....... Liverpool v Everton.
Well, this is my last night staying with Eileen, Peter and Matt and here is a pic of me sitting by Matt's computer.
Well, this is my last day in Bolton and here is a picture of me with Eileen before she waved me off on my journey to Texas.
Message from Eileen, Peter and Matt,
We have really enjoyed looking after your little guy. He has been no trouble at all - I hope he enjoyed his stay with us and that you enjoy all his photographs and reading through his journal. Good luck Flat Sebastian on the next leg of your journey to Texas! We will really miss the little fella. xxx