Sunday Torquay RC under 11s were playing Paignton away but the weather forecast wasn't too good, Rain all morning so I wasn't sure I would go. The previous week they had played Ivybridge at home. The photo is of Torquay scoring their try, unfortunately Ivebridge had scored a couple before that and went on to score a couple more after.
The rain turned out to be drizzle so I went to Paignton, road works all the way through Preston so a little delay but made it for the kick off. The game was closer but with the score at two tries to one to Paignton with Torquay getting stronger as the game went on one of our new players who didn't completely understand the off side law gave away a penalty only 15 metres from the Torquay line and Paignton took full advantage. But a good game all the same. Still nicer to win.
Yesterday I went down to the Strand to catch a bus to Brixham. All those council people who had been standing around with clip boards last week were no where to be seen, they must have gathered all the data they need. Unfortunately for 25 minutes I stood around and number twelves were no where to be seen. Then 3 turned up at once together with a 12A. Probably a good job all the men with clip boards had gone.
The above photo shows a cloud handing over the War Memorial. There had been an other cloud hanging over the Memorial. The Mayor, Nic Bye had expressed the idea that it may need to be moved to make room to extend the Pavilion to make it into a casino that no one really wants (except Nic) and to make room for a large Theatre, which is a good idea. Now Nic Bye is not the most liked Mayor Torquay has ever had and I am sure this idea lowered his ratings slightly. He later said that he didn't want to move the memorial but only suggested it might become necessary. Anyway the Tory councilors who control the council have distanced themselves from the idea to to point of stating they will not move it. So metaphoric cloud goner but the big black thing you can see in the photo is still there as the temperature drops to a low of zero centigrade. Made it to 3C this afternoon.