So as we head to 2019 time flies past like the driver of a train speeding out of Trumpton with a cargo of cocaine. May I wish you all a very happy new year. Even at the height of my clubbing days I never went out on new years eve. Too many knob heads and too many handshakes on offer so the year its back to having a party in ours. So here is the review of my year as as ever its always a bonus when nobody very close to you dies though we did sadly lose one of the school mums we got to know well Alex in February and you can read my blog on her HERE
Links to old blogs will posted on various keywords throughout this blog. Please do have a read of them if you have not. Always pleases me to see the numbers increase on my blog.
So January was spent not drinking, not eating what bread and running as the hard work for The London Marathon I got a ballot place for started in earnest.
Onto February and a good mate Alan was 60 and as mentioned Alex sadly passed away. The annual trip away took place and this year was Berlin and it wont be too long before 2019’s trip away and Bratislava will be my 12th trip away in February and you can throw a Glasgow and Edinburgh trip onto that as well. February also sees my annual music awards and the 30th year of them. What a nerd !! And after just over two years I finally finished Prisoner Cell Block H Episodes 1 – 692
March was back to running and fitness after a few days drinking in February and I made my debut on Capital Radio in Liverpool !!
April was the big month running wise and I was the lightest I have been for many a year. Just shows you what no booze, exercise and no white bread does. I wont lie it was a shite existence but reaped dividends as I completed The Greater Manchester Marathon in a personal best 04:27:18. Later that month was the big one London and on the hottest ever London Marathon it was a case of survival and just getting to the finish and then giving Mrs Fay a massive surprise (You have to read the blog to find out)
May was recovering from the two marathons with one more to go in Liverpool but sadly due to illness in the run up I had to downgrade to the half marathon.
There was a massive Glastonbury shaped hole in June but I did create my fantasy Glastonbury line up and we also had The world cup kicking off and was much better than I thought and even England somehow managed to get to the semis despite being poor and getting beat three times in one tournament ?? My fundraising page finally closed and the final total raised for Millstead School was £1562.55. Amazing. Thank you all again so much x x x
July seen this blog turn 9 years old. Jesus christ !! I also got all nerdy over Liverpool Street Signs and the end of the month was rounded off with a great trip to Glasgow for my father in laws retirement.
August was the Fay family holiday to Pontins (Southport) and a surprise at the end of the month as I ended up going access all areas for a day at Creamfields life in the old raving shoes yet though I do think Ibiza IV is pushing it too much but never say never !!
September I turned 45. Hate the bastard fives. Roll on 50 and a trip away. Anyway I summed up my whole life in this blog We had a comedy few days as there was a mouse in my office and yes I am shit scared of mice. Still now I swear I can see something in my office. The karma in the room has never been the same since that mouse appeared.
The running continued with just half marathons and the great news that Glastonbury tickets were secured for 2019 so there will be daily blogs from what will be my 8th Glastonbury.
A very quiet November was only punctured with the world of virtual reality being unveiled in the Fay household.
And so into the final month of the year and a knee injury struck curtailing my running that after I announced earlier on in the year my retirement from football and a lovely write up of my footballing career. The traditional Faymondo advent calendar was produced 1st to 7th 8th to 14th 15th to 24th.
And so we get to the end of the year. A year that seen me go from very fat down to fat and now back in-between fat and very fat. Life moves on and my daughters are now 14, 11 and 6. My vinyl collection expanded into four shelves and another great year gig wise. Back on the wagon Jan 4th later than normal but have to get the Manchester City game out of it. Liverpool are in the best position for years to win the league. Oh my god imagine if it happened. Mrs Fay is already on warning that I might go missing for a day or two celebrating.
So thanks for reading and hope you carry on this year as the Faymondo blog turns 10 years old and we should reach the 650th blog at some point. Who knew one man could churn out such bollocks for so long.
May I wish you all a happy new year. Is 13:30 too early for a bevvy ?
As ever all I want for 2019 is enough cash for a bevy and my health and the health of the people around me.
Fay x x x x x x x x x x