I don't go to the pub or clubs or sports venues so I just tend to bundle along on my tod enjoying the company of Fiona my life mate (she giggles when I call her that : ) ) and my obvioulsy talented and wonderful children. However, I do occasionally crave the company of other men and, seeing that I'm slightly introvert I find it difficult to talk to people I don't know. So, instead of whining about it I did something about it. I started a Men's Meeting. My wife does one called women's circle where they do virtuous things like cooking, craft and deep conversations, mine is less so. I had one last saturday, only a few of us, my friend who sat with me all last saturday planning the content and the dates for it suddenly announced he was taking his beloved to the pictures that night. (sigh) So, what did we do? We had BOARD GAMES NIGHT! I love board games nigh, basically it consists of Paul bringing over an obscure game from his 1970's childhood, this time one called Colditz, and we try to work out how to play it. This time I was the guard and the others were prisoners trying to escape. Hilarty ensued. Other subjects for the year are bird watching, model making, apple juice tasting and home security, the highlight for me is the copious amounts of junk food and tea we consume. Yeah, we may look like a bunch of weirdos....but this is MY bunch of weirdos. :) Let's face it, look at any primary school male teacher, especially the ones into the technology...Oh, and John now has three clients for his business! Lizzie has been told by her music teacher she has a "gift" and I took James to a local cafe for a full english on Saturday to spend some quality time with the little chap as i think he gets ignored a bit compared to the other two. Hey ho! Have good week all!