Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Friday, 27 December 2019

Hope and Capitulation

It's the season of peace, hope and goodwill to all men .....

Try telling that to anyone that's just watched their team capitulate twice in less than a week. Away at Man City, the Etihad Stadium was massive, I was sat far away and the result was disappointing to say the least. At the KP, the club put on a great pre-match lights and pyro show. Hopes were high that we could push Liverpool to their first league defeat of the season, only for Leicester to roll over with a whimper. It was easier to take when expectations were low and we were bound to get pasted. Before that season.

It would have been a lot worse without ample pre-match lubrication for both games. Anyway, enough of that (poor) footballing nonsense.

As I am sure many amateur naturalists will recognise, there is always an odd sense of hope and anticipation during the week between Christmas and the New Year. For many, January 1st is a time to start afresh, look forward to the return of the change of seasons, and wonder what you're going to see that you haven't done before. Quite often, targets are set and ambitions are sometimes publicised .....

I'm not falling into that trap again, as I am notoriously bad at seeing them through!

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