After being out of the office for 3 weeks, enduring 4 transatlantic flights, running around with a 7-year old and spending what seemed the majority of the last weekend on the M25, being back at my desk this morning almost feels comforting.
I had an absolutely wonderful time with my son culminating with the Scunthorpe game. The weather at home and for the 2 weeks he was here was fantastic and I already miss him being around me 24 hours a day. I know I don't play the role of a conventional Dad and that is something I have to live with, but equally having 16 whole days together, just the two of us, is probably something most Dads don't have an opportunity to do.
Apart from a trip this weekend to Cincinnati to watch the Tennis Masters
, a prelude to the US Open
, the next few weeks see me in Chicago, which is a pleasing thought.
Later I will have a trial run of trying to keep up at with what is going on at an Addicks game, post internet commentary era, as we take on Swindon Town
. Of course the Carling Cup is not high on our list of priorities this season, but team and confidence building is, so I hope we get a positive result. I hope those that are going don't get as wet as we did in 1998, when Steve Jones scored the winner.