1-0 weekend

Only a year since our last trip to Wembley but it couldn’t have been more different!

Here’s Jo‘s match report:

A year ago it was all very depressing – Millwall had just lost the League One play-off final against Scunthorpe, after having dominated much of the match. One hideous miss was all it took for Millwall’s dreams to come crashing down. This year the boot was well and truly on the other foot. Charlie Austin’s foot to be exact. The Swindon miss-of-the-century, coupled with some outstanding play by old boys Robinson and Harris and new boy Morison, meant Millwall’s Championship future was secured this time around. Look at/listen to this footage to experience the relief from the 37,000 Millwall fans in attendance at Wembley! Up the Lions!


3-in-1 weekend

Nothing interesting happens for months, then three days out come along at the same time! On Saturday we swam against the tide, driving past all the traffic jams heading for the coast, for Jo’s birthday present: an evening at the Old Vic theatre watching The Cherry Orchard (some famous director and Hollywood stars on stage all lost on me, but much appreciated by Jo).

Conveniently timed the day after was the league one play off final at Wembley.


Really great day out, although from Jo’s point of view, the less said the better.

Last, but not least, a chance to look round what is probably the reason for Eastleigh’s existence at the Eastleigh 100. I mostly wanted to go out of curiosity after years of passing by on the way to Winchester, but there were quite a collection of trains to have a look at as a bonus. She’ll probably deny it but Jo seemed to enjoy herself as well, although mostly for the low flying planes coming in to land at Southampton Airport rather than the trains. (More about the event from the BBC.)


And next weekend? That’ll be the Southampton beer festival!