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supergran
23-11-2011, 00:24
As there won't be many blogs re Andy's matches this year thought I'd share my memories of Monday.....but not at the moment. Save this space.:)

Lizzim
23-11-2011, 08:13
What a tease ;)

lynne
23-11-2011, 11:22
Grrrrrrrrrrrr!MO!!!!!..............;):rolling:

pabbers
23-11-2011, 12:54
The sound of drumming fingers is becoming deafening!!! :lol:

supergran
23-11-2011, 13:32
This blog should be sub-titled "Are we getting too old for this?" More about this later. On Friday evening logged on to twitter and saw that someone was offering a ticket for Monday afternoon. tweets were sent back and forth and the ticket was mine if I wanted it. As it was Friday, husband's night out with "the old codgers" watching Rugby in pub, thought I'd better ring him. Told him the news....what could he do but agree? His friends were listening!!!! DMs sent and I was going to the 02 for the third year running. Weird isn't it? I've never booked yet. First year, thanks to Vixs who couldn't go, was at the semi-finals both sessions. Last year I won the competition run by SA Airways and had the frantic dash to see Andy v Ferrer on the Wednesday evening and now I was off to watch Andy and David again. Couldn't believe my luck. The next thing was to book the train. Went on the Virgin website and the prices for an early morning train to Euston were astronomical. They go cheaper the later you travel. Taking a tip from Scarlett O'Hara decided to think about it tomorrow. When husband came in he said he would accompany me, as he did last year. I'm not sure if he does it to protect me or if he's a bit worried that I'd meet a rich man who could finance tennis trips all over the world. He's used to me talking to anyone and everyone!!!!!!

supergran
23-11-2011, 14:31
On Saturday morning after discussion we decided to travel on Sunday, stay overnight and come back home after the match. Booked the 14.11 train from Wigan to Euston. With our rail cards we paid 46.00 each return. Quite a difference from travelling early Monday. Then booked hotel. Keyed in Hotels near 02 and booked the Holiday Inn which was one tube stop from Arena. Sunday dawned, preparations completed, overnight bag packed we left for Wigan. The Virgin train was a few minutes late but soon we were settled in our reserved seats in the Quiet compartment. On the journey we read the newspapers, had our packed lunch, read our books and dozed. Arrived in Euston on time at 16.30 but as we were unsure of tubes, lines etc decided to get a taxi. That was the first thing that went slightly wrong.

lynne
23-11-2011, 15:39
Oh! What a cliffhanger!!!!!!!...............good so far!!!!!:thumbup:

supergran
23-11-2011, 22:07
OK taxi ride to Canning Town. I know, I know my knowledge of London geography is fading with my faculties. We were in and were off and watching the price go up and up. Taxi driver seemed a nice bloke and we chatted about the tennis. Might have been a mistake as suddenly he said he had gone past the turning. We carried on and the clock carried on. Eventually we arrived at the Holiday Inn, looked in the middle of nowhere, and 52 on the clock. He then charged us 40 as he'd gone wrong. Still think we were overcharged!!! Receptionist told us there was no restaurant but we could send out for takeaway and handed over brochures for fast food!! To console ourselves we headed for the bar and ordered a pint and a glass of wine. There was a large TV showing snooker and I asked if they had Sky Sports thinking I could watch Nadal's match. Was told they only had Freeview, whatever that is so consoled myself with another glass of wine!

karanga
23-11-2011, 22:15
Thanks Mo. Great so far - looking for the next instalment. :lol: :thumbup:

greatunclebulgaria
23-11-2011, 22:16
gosh what a start to your trip, I think you were overcharged and that from a woman who ran a taxi firm I know London was always expensive but boy if hubby could have made what 40 for 1/2 hours work I wouldn't need to be hoping for those six numbers :rolling::rolling::rolling:

supergran
23-11-2011, 23:16
Monday morning we were up really early. After coffee, showers etc made our way down to breakfast. There was a nice surprise waiting as we had been informed Continental breakfast was included. But we were pleased to see hot food! We filled our plates and after the meal made our way out to catch the tube to North Greenwich. It was only a five minute walk to the station but it was very damp and slightly misty so as we walked knew that my hair was drooping, dropping, and had visions of arriving at the 02 looking like the Wreck of the Hesperus! Husband doesn't have that worry as he's bald!! He was carrying our overnight bag on his shoulder and I was carrying my pink Michael Kors bag which matched my pink jacket and pink Team Murray t-shirt!!!;) Arriving at the station we headed for the escalator. I couldn't believe the speed and stumbled slightly, panicked slightly and then gained control but felt a bit shaken. Commented that it seemed like the fastest one I had ever travelled on. Off that one and we then headed for another to bring us out on the platform. That's when things went dramatically wrong!:shocked:

ljs
24-11-2011, 01:50
cant wait for the rest !!!!

jeannie13
24-11-2011, 14:16
Great blog so far--I await the next instalment with bated breath.:thumbup:

lynne
24-11-2011, 14:19
Oh! The Suspense!!!!.......good blog....entertaining!!!!!:thumbup:

Golden Lady
24-11-2011, 15:09
Great blog so far supergran, you certainly know how to tell a good story! Can't wait for the rest. We stayed at the Holiday Inn last year and found it very convenient for the O2. :thumbup:

supergran
24-11-2011, 16:47
Arriving this time at the UP escalator and thinking husband was behind me I stepped on, grabbed the handrail and I was OK. Congratulating myself on not looking an idiot I glanced round and could see H still at bottom. I reached the top and stepped off. Just then heard a bit of a commotion, turned around and saw that the escalator had stopped. Then to my horror and distress saw husband lying on his back facing upwards with a group of people round him. This time running down I reached him as he was being helped up. I could see blood on the top of his head and on his forehead. He looked very shaken but was smiling! As we helped him off the stairs a railway official accompanied by a First-Aider came up to us. We were taken into a room where his cuts and abrasions were attended to and then it was suggested that an ambulance was called. He told them he didn't need an ambulance as he had had worse playing rugby!!! Yeah I thought to myself, but that was years ago!!!

karanga
24-11-2011, 16:50
Thanks Mo - great blog. Sorry to read of Hubby's accident. Hope he's all right. :clap:

supergran
24-11-2011, 17:04
Digression here while I furnish you with details of Supergramp's knocks, hits, and accidents. Four stick out in my mind. 1) Three weeks married we were involved in a car accident. Tyre blow-out, no other cars. The car we were in swerved across the road a few times then turned over and crashed into a stone wall. He got out unscathed while the driver and I suffered serious injuries!!! 2) In a rugby match carrying the ball he was tackled and went down like a sack of spuds. He got up looking very groggy, shrugged off attention and carried on playing and scored a try! After the match he was taken to hospital suffering from concussion and had no memory of what happened after the tackle. 3) In his early Fire Service career he was standing on the roof of an outside privy using a hose reel on a burning midden when the roof collapsed and he fell straight into the toilet trapping his booted foot in the pan. Extricated by colleagues he carried on. 4) On our way to Spanish lessons a few years ago we had parked the car and were making our way across a very busy junction opposite the college when a car hit him! I can see him now going up and over the bonnet. The terrified young driver got out whereupon he told her he was fine...and we went to our class!!

Lizzim
24-11-2011, 17:11
Wow Supergran! I think we need to meet Supergramps! Can you bring him to DC?

Jan
24-11-2011, 17:32
Crumbs - you certainly have an eventful life!
Hope the O2 story has a happy ending!

ljs
24-11-2011, 19:37
omgosh your hubby is like the cat with 9 lives !!!

hfwardhouse
24-11-2011, 22:35
Loving the blog Mo - very entertaining - poor old Supergramps! As ljs says - the cat with 9 lives :rolling:

jeannie13
24-11-2011, 23:26
Oh dear--poor supergramps. He must have felt very shaken. I hope he is now feeling none the worst for it.
You certainly had a real adventure, & your blog hasn't reached the O2 yet. you are keeping us in suspense.:stretcher::excited:

supergran
25-11-2011, 00:15
Dear readers, thank you for your patience. I realise this blog is being related slowly but it matches how we then made our way to the 02...very slowly. Escorted to a lift by the very attentive, charming Station Manager who was a tennis enthusiast we reached the platform where he helped SuperGramps onto the train after telling us where the lift was at 02 station. At last we were there. I was to meet the girl with the ticket at 12.15 so we had plenty of time. I realised that my plans to go to the dock hoping to see Andy, and my intention of going to the Practice Courts would have to be abandoned as I couldn't ask husband to rush about and walk far as he was in some discomfort. His shoulder and lower back were hurting and he did look as if he had been mugged. We did walk as far as the Sponsors' court where he sat down on a bench. I strolled over and started chatting to a lady at the entrance to the Sponsors' Lounge. I asked her how you got in and she said it was by invitation. She then asked me if I was a Barclays customer and I told her that we had been for over 50 years. Then she asked me my name, looked at her list and said, much to my amusement that we weren't on the list. She then told me I could apply next year and, believe it or not, then wrote our names down and told me to call back after the matches as she thought we would be invited in. We carried on chatting and she showed me the schedule for the practice courts. Sadly Andy wasn't on the list as he would be inside practising but as I hadn't got my ticket that was a no no. Jennifer, that was her name, said if I wanted to see Federer I would be disappointed. I assured her that I didn't and then.......she said that the Sponsors were unhappy with him as he had been practising at Queen's Club. "Oh, that's strange" I said artlessly whereupon she informed me that he did that to be away from the public. I looked amazed but she carried on about him. Now I don't know if this is fact but she worked for the Sponsors and that is what she told me. I am just relating what she said without malice or judgement.

lynne
25-11-2011, 01:38
Maureen you are a gem, such entertaining writing,apart from what happened to poor hubby I do hope he is OK now. Just marvellous writing......:thumbup:


:flowers::flowers:for hubby sorry no grapes!!!!208

Genbrit
25-11-2011, 05:03
SG - Thanks for this blog, I love it. Sorry to hear about Supergramps, I hope he is feeling better and it hasn't deterred him from accompanying you in the future. :hug: to him and you. It must have been a shock to see him lying on the floor with you at the top of the escalator. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your day. :flowers:

davech
25-11-2011, 09:59
Wow - you really had an eventful day, SG (why am I surprised?)! Hope Supergramps is feeling better! http://www.smileyarena.com/emoticons/Emotions/Wounded/patch2.gif

supergran
25-11-2011, 11:06
Needed to get husband settled in a seat where he would have to remain for the afternoon. He was equipped with a newspaper and his book so knew he would be all right while I was in arena. We opted for the American bar near the entrance so that I could pop out occasionally to check the queue for pre-paid tickets. I had a look round the ATP shop but didn't buy anything. Saw a grey hoodie for 50. I had bought a Team Murray one at Braehead for 25 which is lovely but did think the prices at the 02 were a bit of a rip-off. Mugs (and you'd have to be a mug to buy one) were 8 and children's t-shirts from 15! Two young men asked me if I wanted a programme but at 10 each I politely declined saying I have one from two years ago.:) I then noticed a crowd outside so wandered out to see what was going on. Boris Becker was being interviewed and there was a large number of people in a circle around the interviewer, camera man and Boris. Now you've all seen on the TV those silly people who go up behind the person being interviewed and make faces to the camera. Well, dear readers, although I did not make a silly face I casually sidled up and stood next to Boris and smiled for the camera! I stood there for about three seconds and neither Boris nor the interviewer showed any reaction. Did notice people laughing...well it was a bit of a laugh. I then moved to the side and when the interview was over Boris turned round and I stuck out my hand and he shook it. Others tried to do the same but he said he was in a hurry and he limped off. Mind you if I had known what he was going to say about Andy later I wouldn't have shook his hand, I might have.........:angry:

Linda
25-11-2011, 11:43
Hope Supergramps has got over his accident! Not surprised to hear that about Federer. Surprised that you would shake Boris' hand! :lol:

supergran
25-11-2011, 11:52
At 12.15 went again to ticket office and there at the end of the queue spotted two girls. Immediately deduced that they Maryam and Nadia. Spoke to them and I was right. I remember the first year when I had to meet Hawkeye who was delivering Vixs's tickets to me and I spotted him straight away. I think I have this homing device in my brain for Andy tickets!! Waving to husband we made our way to the entrance which was quite a distance from main area, near the practice courts. As we reached the entrance Maryam said she wasn't going in for the doubles as she was meeting a friend. Nadia.whose ticket I had was leaving for an interview for a commercial. She is an actress and comedienne and told me she had been in "Holby" and comedy shows on ITV 4. Now I love doubles but because of Supergramp's condition decided to go back and sit with him until Andy's match. We arranged to meet again at the entrance at 1.45. Walked back and asked husband if he wanted a pint. He did! So I went in and ordered a pint of bitter and a dry white wine which cost me 11.40! The glass of wine (it was a large one) cost over 7. I knew then that I would be having just the one drink in the 02!!! We sat there chatting and people-watching. There was a TV screen just to the side of us so when the doubles started was able to watch the match. Before I left got husband another pint which would last him until I came out and set off. When I got there there was no sign of M. Hung around for a bit then went in. When I arrived at the level I was horrified to see how high it was. I said to the steward checking my ticket that I had never been as high before. She smiled and turned round and pointed upwards. "You're up there" she said "Right at the top". I'm not sure what my face looked like but she told me that if I went to another entrance(think it was 111) there was a ticket booth where I could get a lower seat. Thanking her I set off at a pace as time was now marching on. Reaching the booth I explained and without any fuss I was handed a ticket on level one, block 114, row M, seat 416. A young man standing next to me who worked there explained it had a good view and was directly behind the press seats. He then started to tell me how to get there. I looked at him and said "Couldn't you take me?" He glanced at his watch and said that he could. We walked very quickly and as we approached Entrance B saw Petch dashing in. I called out hello and, bless him, he grinned and said hello back. I shouted after him "It's supergran". We used to chat on twitter!!!;)

lynne
25-11-2011, 14:22
Just marvellous Maureen!!!!........love the bit about Petchy "We used to chat on Twitter"...:rolling:

silver
25-11-2011, 14:27
Great blog Maureen although your trip does seem to have been a bit of a "curate's egg" Hope your dear hubby is recovered, he does seem to have a charmed life though. And you did get to see our lovely boy.

supergran
25-11-2011, 23:57
So I was in and escorted to my seat. Two gentlemen at the end, and mine was third in from stairs. It was a really good seat situated in the block on the right of the umpire at the corner of the service line. I could see Annabel Croft sitting on the end of the front row and soon spied Team Murray. I took off my pink Gerry Weber jacket and hung it carefully on the seat in front, arranged my scarf carefully to hide the errant apostrophe on the backof my Team Murray t-shirt and dropped my outer jacket from BHS on the floor.:) I wasn't cold and I was protecting my back by wearing a thermal vest from Damart. These vests are very efficient and very good value and if your order from their catalogue you immediately become a very valued member and get brochures containing clothes you wouldn't be seen dead in for the rest of your life.;) No matter how many times I watch Andy I still feel very excited and emotional and this time was no different. I could feel my heart racing as I watched them finish off their warm-up and go to their seats. Now was the time to let Andy know I was there to support him. To be honest I'm not sure he ever hears me but I first did it at Wimbledon and have done it at every match since. I took a deep breath, the arena was quiet and I yelled as loudly as I could "Let's go Andy, let's go!" I am always surprised at the reaction it gets. At Wimbledon people turned around and there was some laughter, at Flushing Meadows it was met with cheers and shouts of "Go Andy", at the 02 last year sniggers and people looking and last Monday was no different! Faces were turned towards me, there were sniggers as well as laughter and I heard a woman behind me exclaim "Oh my God". I just don't get it. There were plenty of spectators around me supporting Andy but they were so quiet. As the match progressed I understood the comment from the woman behind me. She was sitting with a friend, both English and they were supporting Ferrer.

Linda
26-11-2011, 10:08
My Mum used to get the Damart catalogue too - she was a great believer in vests!

hfwardhouse
26-11-2011, 11:23
Love your blog SG - laugh out loud stuff :clap:

supergran
26-11-2011, 16:23
The lights went down in the arena, the court was illuminated and the players took up their postions. It is quite dramatic and sets the scene well for the gladiatorial contest to come. Ferrer served first and won his game, Andy got to 40-0 then sent one long then served one, thought he'd won, but it was out on a challenge. Andy then went for a dropper which hit the net then won the game on a Ferrer error. Knowing that Andy is a slow starter I wasn't at all worried at that point. Murray had 2 break points in the third then it was 30-40, then deuce, then advantage. Ferrer then suddenly put the pressure on moving Andy around and winning points. Back to deuce again and I was shouting "Come on Andy", thinking surely he's going to get this and go on! Advantage Murray again and my hopes were raised. He got the break and I was so happy. Normal service had been restored!!

harriet
26-11-2011, 16:32
more! more!

supergran
26-11-2011, 16:52
Andy's service game had me as tight as a drum. 0-40 in no time. 40-15 and then surprising errors handed the break back. Some of Andy's shots were a bit wayward and as far as I could tell Ferrer was not doing anything spectacular just playing his usual dogged game. A very badly executed shot from Andy and the game was Ferrer's. At 2-3. 15-0 Andy looked disgruntled and chuntered away to himself but then made a fantastic shot out of David's reach followed by great serve then a double fault then some fantastic shots from Andy with one he should never have reached to get to 40-30, I was on the edge of my seat!! Another brilliant forehand gave him advantage and I began to feel a little easier. He won the game with a brilliant return cross court. The running both of them had done must have tired them somewhat. I was beginning to think that another break would soon come and I could relax a little. Ferrer was playing very well but it was Ferrer, Andy can beat him, have seen him beat him so was confident he would beat him. Some lovely points in the 8th game from Andy and at 4-4 I thought...."Now Andy, here's your chance." Andy made a few errors and saw him grin ruefully at one point. At 30-40 got really tense. Come on Andy I whispered. If Andy had only been more aggressive instead of defensive.....a ball sent out of court gave Ferrer advantage. Then we were back to deuce. It seemed like Ferrer was hitting the ball with every ounce of his power and Andy was simply returning and making errors. He didn't seem himself to me. He was definitely slower, not moving as well and somewhat tentative with certain shots. Certainly not the Andy we have watched of late.

supergran
26-11-2011, 17:08
The tenth game was torture for me. Team Murray looked very serious but at 40-30 I calmed down. When Andy sent the ball long I was a bundle of nerves again and at advantage Andy when Ferrer sent a shot that Andy couldn't reach I was wriggling in my seat. Andy's advantage again and I was praying. When Andy did the drop shot and couldn't get up to Ferrer's brilliant drop shot return I was devastated. Andy saved the set point with some well-placed aggressive shots and we were back to deuce. Advantage Ferrer once again and when Andy sent his return very wide the set was gone and I was very upset. More upset because I could see that Andy's serve was not really working, his bread and butter shots weren't working, his legs didn't seem to be working and he looked in pain. Then the trainer came out, Andy was flat on his back and I left to go for a pee!! Though considering I hadn't been to the loo since first arriving at the 02 I'd done well. People were in an out during the match for liquid refreshments and toilet breaks continually. I always say it's good to have a teacher's bladder! (I never left a class to go to the loo for those who don't understand that remark)

supergran
26-11-2011, 17:43
Some First Set comments:1. Noticed that Annabel never applauded. (If anyone else saw her do this I would be glad to know) She sat upright, her hair tumbling around her face, legs gracefully crossed looking quite bored the times I watched her. 2. At one point after a particularly loud, impassioned shout of support for Andy the lady on my left smiled at me and said "Are you a relative of Andy Murray?" Reminded me of being on Ashe and after Andy's first round win a group of teenagers ran along the walkway to where we were sitting and breathlessly asked if I was Andy's Mom. 3. One man to my left and behind kept calling out, not too loudly "Come on Andrew". I turned to the same lady next to me and asked what was that about. She told me she thought he was being ironic!! 4. After the first set the two men on my right who had laughed when I first shouted left and didn't return. 5. Was surprised to see that a lot of people supporting Andy did not applaud Ferrer and the two ladies behind supporting Ferrer groaned when Andy made a brilliant and/winning shot. Could have slapped them!!

Alis
26-11-2011, 17:53
How rude SG - some people have no manners! Your comments just confirm what I have always thought about Annabel Croft!

Very entertaining Blog - really enjoyed reading it!

Linda
26-11-2011, 19:03
There are some very rude people at tournaments. Whoever I am watching, I always applaud both players (well I might make an exception for Fed - but he gets more than enough applause anyway)

MurrayAOne
26-11-2011, 20:02
'arranged my scarf carefully to hide the errant apostrophe on the backof my Team Murray t-shirt' My favourite bit! Such dedication to grammar. Marvelous! There is nothing worse than an errant apostrophe. Enjoyed reading your posts. Hope your husband, and my grammar, are both OK.

-J-
26-11-2011, 22:21
How rude SG - some people have no manners! Your comments just confirm what I have always thought about Annabel Croft!

Very entertaining Blog - really enjoyed reading it!


There are some very rude people at tournaments. Whoever I am watching, I always applaud both players (well I might make an exception for Fed - but he gets more than enough applause anyway)Women!!!!!:grrr:
here is a scoop, thats what sports about, you pick your side and support them , its the one thing i dont like about tenis but love about the USO you dont get enough booing :pirate:

supergran
26-11-2011, 22:42
I don't applaud Federer either!:shades:

VamosVixs
26-11-2011, 23:01
I don't applaud Federer either!:shades:

I usually swear!! :rolling:

-J-
26-11-2011, 23:05
I applaud Federer :clap:


I usually just cheer:swingin::shocked:

VamosVixs
26-11-2011, 23:08
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karanga
26-11-2011, 23:08
Fantastic blog Mo - thanks so much for sharing it with us.:clap: It had me :rofl:

I'd like you to book tickets, accommodation for Melbourne so that you can be our reporter on Andy's matches. :lightbulb: :rolling: If that's not possible then please attend all Andy's matches on home soil. ;)

supergran
27-11-2011, 00:10
The second set started and Andy seemed to be better. At 2-0 I thought Here goes Andy will run away with this set and was convinced he would get to 3-0 quickly. But it wasn't to be. Andy didn't look happy and was talking to himself. Ferrer seemed to be playing better. I must say that I did not see Andy shouting at his team. He was making errors and looked down but if he was making angry comments to Team Murray I must have missed it. Yet Annabel said he was shouting at them!! I was a bit stunned in this set..Andy wasn't moving like he can but I still hoped that he would get better. Ferrer was giving his all. The grunts were quite loud showing the effort he was putting in both serves and strokes. Andy's errors gave Ferrer a break point but Andy got to deuce. I was still hopeful as I have seen Andy come back but his movement or lack of was worrying me. I remember David's sporting action regarding the broken ball. Andy served again and won the game. I sat up expectantly. It was 3-3 and I was desperately hoping for a break of serve. I was chanting quietly Come on Andy, come on Andy over and over again. The woman next to me must have thought I was demented. I'm not even a relative, for God's sake. And when Andy broke I was on my feet cheering loudly. I thought Andy looked tired and drained. I was getting more and more tense. He didn't seem to be standing or moving properly. I thought I could see the writing on the wall but I kept on shouting my support. A double fault compounded my misery. In the ninth game Ferrer played well beating Andy with some clever shots. And 5-4 for Ferrer was on the scoreboard. It sort of hit me then....Andy could lose here! At 15-30 I was beginning to feel very sad though Andy still made some good shots and got to 40-30, then won the game. At 40-15 in the next game I was again on the edge of my seat willing Andy on. No such luck. Andy would have to serve to stay in the match. I couldn't really believe it. He didn't look happy and I didn't feel happy. Some good shots, some weak shots and his mobility was obviously under par. So quickly it seemed we were at match point and Andy couldn't do anything about David's cross-court pass. It was all over and I stood and applauded Andy as he walked off looking so dejected. The women behind were very lucky that I was too much of a lady to say anything as they squealed with delight at Ferrer's win and Andy's loss. As they announced the presentation to Federer I made my way out.

supergran
27-11-2011, 00:22
Walking to the escalator I spotted Catherine and stopped for a brief chat. So nice to see a member of the forum there. Saying goodbye I went downstairs to meet husband. He asked me if I was all right as he had watched the match on the screen near him. I assured him I was fine and after a brief discussion we decided to forego the visit to the Sponsors Lounge and head for the tube. Trains were packed but we arrived safely at Euston even though Supergramps was by now walking very slowly. He was in some discomfort I could tell. We had a meal in Euston station then boarded the train and left London behind. Arriving in Wigan we got the Liverpool train to St Helens, a taxi from the station and arrived home just before 11 pm. He went straight upstairs for a shower and called me up. I was horrified to see his poor body. As well as the cuts and bruises on his head his left shoulder was badly bruised but worse than that a huge, already darkening bruise stretched from his waist down to the top of his left leg and spread outwards to the middle of his torso. It was horrific...poor fellow. He said he was fine and he went straight to bed. I followed soon after.

supergran
27-11-2011, 00:34
Epilogue: 1. The product placement and advertising within this blog is entirely my own idea and I have received no remuneration or incentives from Michael Kors, New York; Gerry Weber, Germany; BHS..er..Britain and Damart. Need to admit though that in their recent catalogue which I receive regularly as a valued customer, having bought three thermal vests a couple of years ago, have been offered a free zipped cardigan 60% acrylic and 40% polyester in a fetching beige colour. I'm still considering this. 2. Supergramps is mending well. The cuts on his head are healing well though it's going to take a while for the massive bruising on his back to disappear. His shoulder still aches but as he doesn't do a lot these days he should be all right.:lol: 3. So back to my suggested sub-title "Are we getting to old for this?" Well, we will have to wait and see. 2012 is another year and memories and aches and pains fade. Watch this space!!!;):)

Sallydaisy
27-11-2011, 00:40
Prologue:
1. The product placement and advertising within this blog is entirely my own idea and I have received no remuneration or incentives from Michael Kors, New York; Gerry Weber, Germany; BHS..er..Britain and Damart. Need to admit though that in their recent catalogue which I receive regularly as a valued customer, having bought three thermal vests a couple of years ago, have been offered a free zipped cardigan 60% acrylic and 40% polyester in a fetching beige colour. I'm still considering this.
2. Supergramps is mending well. The cuts on his head are healing well though it's going to take a while for the massive bruising on his back to disappear. His shoulder still aches but as he doesn't do a lot these days he should be all right.
:lol:
3. So back to my suggested sub-title "Are we getting to old for this?" Well, we will have to wait and see. 2012 is another year and memories and aches and pains fade. Watch this space!!!;):)
Erm, don't you mean Epilogue?
(runs away before teacher has a go at me) .......

...... and before you DO catch me would you like the title edited to:-

"this blog is brought to the forum by the kind generosity of Damart, MIchael Kors, Gerry Weber and Boots The Chemist (for plasters and pain relief) - not forgetting the Tie A Knot in a Hankie so as not to forget anything Society"
:getcoat:

supergran
27-11-2011, 00:46
:rolling:Thanks Sally....I knew I was getting tired. Glad you spotted it late at night. Will now edit.:thanks::) Love your idea re title. Did actually go into Boots at Euston and bought a spray for his back which he used on train. Funny lady!!:laugh::laugh:

lynne
27-11-2011, 01:16
Just brilliant Maureen, a really great read, so entertaining & comical in parts, shame about Supergramps & hope he is on the mend.......shame your blog has to end:thumbup:

galagirl
27-11-2011, 10:05
Just brilliant Maureen, a really great read, so entertaining & comical in parts, shame about Supergramps & hope he is on the mend.......shame your blog has to end:thumbup:
Echo that! -- Thanks Supergran!!!!

Speedy Hawk
27-11-2011, 14:11
Great blog supergran!!

Just wondering, did you go to Fan Zone and did Nissan 360 camera thing? I am wondering if anyone else from am.com did it apart from me? It sooo cool.

JAMES4578
27-11-2011, 14:51
A very entertaining blog Supergran, it certainly was eventfull! A shame for your husband though, I hope he'sd now recovered! pity it didn't go to plan for Andy obviously but still at least you got to see him play! When I was there and they showed the clip introducing the 8 players, Fed always seemed to get far more cheers than anyone else - don't quite get it!

Lizzim
27-11-2011, 15:44
Great blog SG,

Hope Supergramps is feeling better soon :)

Alis
27-11-2011, 15:47
I echo that - well done Supergran. Hope Gramps is well on the road to recovery!

harriet
27-11-2011, 15:47
terrific read, thanks very much.

cazza99
27-11-2011, 17:24
Excellent blog Supergran :rolling: :clap:

Hope supergramp's bruises are all mending.

karanga
27-11-2011, 17:30
Thanks Mo. Hope Gramps is better. :thanks:

Jan
27-11-2011, 21:50
:thanks: for the great blog - especially the way you made us wait for the next installment!! Very entertaining :laugh:
Hope your husband is on the mend now.

hfwardhouse
27-11-2011, 22:48
Thank you again for this very entertaining blog - I hope you've been applying arnica to that bruising - it's excellent for keeping the bruising to a minimum and is brilliant stuff!

Jennan
28-11-2011, 16:12
Very entertaining blog - (I would agree with HFH re the arnica it really is great for bruises)

jeannie13
28-11-2011, 16:39
Thanks for your excellent blog, Maureen. It was a joy to read. I hope that supergramps is feeling better now- what a nasty accident! You have a real way with words & I liked the way you kept us in suspense.
It was certainly an eventful visit.:thumbup: :help: I bet you enjoyed a glass of wine (or two) after you got back.:wino:

Mandiemoo
28-11-2011, 19:48
There's never a dull moment in the continuing adventures of Supergran, is there?! Trust first husband is feeling better.

Thank you for an entertaining blog.

Sorry you didnt get to see our lad at his best. I will always remember standing next to you at Braehead watching the Red Hot Chilli Pipers lead Andy out to 'Flower of Scotland'.

supergran
28-11-2011, 23:04
Thank you all for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed reading my blog. Supergramps is doing well thank you. Not exerting himself. Went to town with son and daughter-in-law about 2.45 and when we returned about 5.30 I'm sure he was in the same position. Give the man a book and he's no trouble at all!! It was a bit different writing a blog about an Andy loss but glad I saw him and was able to support him in his last match of 2011.

supergran
29-11-2011, 14:25
Great blog supergran!!

Just wondering, did you go to Fan Zone and did Nissan 360 camera thing? I am wondering if anyone else from am.com did it apart from me? It sooo cool. Got to Fan Zone but didn't stay as I was hampered in my wandering around by a certain gentleman!! Glad you enjoyed it!

Elizabeth
29-11-2011, 18:58
Maureen, thanks for a most interesting blog - sorry I did not see you at the O2. My friend and I did not wait for Federer's presentation and people were looking at us as if we had horns. Hope your husband gets better quickly.

pabbers
29-11-2011, 19:56
Just caught up - fantastic blog Mo and so glad Supergramps is ok - what a gem of a hubby!

Yorkie
29-11-2011, 23:11
Great blog even if it loses some of the tension by only reading it when its all there! best wishes for Supergramps speedy full recovery.

supergran
29-11-2011, 23:34
Thank you again for this very entertaining blog - I hope you've been applying arnica to that bruising - it's excellent for keeping the bruising to a minimum and is brilliant stuff! Thanks Jane, and we have. Still got a technicoloured back though.

Golden Lady
30-11-2011, 08:30
Supergran, I just loved reading your blog, so very entertaining and well written. Glad to hear that supergramps is recovering :flowers:

davech
30-11-2011, 10:16
Great blog, SG! Hope Supergramps is feeling better now.

Alis
30-11-2011, 11:02
Very entertaining - do hope Supergramps is recovering and not being too grumpy!

supergran
30-11-2011, 13:16
Great blog, SG! Hope Supergramps is feeling better now. Thanks Dave. How are you now?

hfwardhouse
30-11-2011, 16:58
Thanks Jane, and we have. Still got a technicoloured back though.

Yikes! Hope it goes back to normal soon!

davech
30-11-2011, 19:38
Thanks Dave. How are you now?

Much improved, thanks. I was going to go back to work tomorrow, but they wouldn't let me! Apparently I need a "Fit for Work" note from my GP. :confused: :rolleyes:

supergran
30-11-2011, 23:03
Much improved, thanks. I was going to go back to work tomorrow, but they wouldn't let me! Apparently I need a "Fit for Work" note from my GP. :confused: :rolleyes: Guess he/she would know!!!;) Glad you are much better. x

xenon21
30-11-2011, 23:35
Thanks for an awesome and entertaining blog! Sounds great despite the mishaps! Hope supergramps is ok!

Caro
01-12-2011, 14:08
Just caught up with this wonderful blog Mo ... nearly as entertaining as you in person!! You tell a story soooo well. Looking forward to seeing you in Glasgow again in Feb. Gill and I have booked into the travel lodge so there's no escaping us I'm afraid!!

Sounds like a nasty fall supergramps had, must have shaken you both and glad to hear he is on the mend.

supergran
01-12-2011, 22:23
Really looking forward to seeing you both and so pleased you are both in the Travelodge.:):)

patmoren
02-12-2011, 07:05
Sorry for being so late at reading your blog but enjoyed it nevertheless. Your husbands antics with the escalator are reminiscent of Dave crashing into a glass fronted cabinet during the last days. He had very similar bruises. Any experience has worthwhile memories and hope you were pleased you went.

supergran
02-12-2011, 13:42
We are Pat. Hope you are coping. xx