It’s that time again – Blank Saturday 1

13 06 2009

Now that the football has finally finished for like literally weeks, it’s time for the hardened football fanatic/sociopath to find something else to do with Saturday afternoons. We will now log the attempts to fill this void. Remember, we will rate each activity for you, so you don’t need to!!

Fun Activity : Shopping for Fabric

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon; surrounded by crushed velvet, simulated leopard skin and ersatz  Burberry check.  Whilst perusing the aisles I became so enchanted by the fabrics that ideas pulsed through my brain. Then it struck me; I could make my own clothes!!! I could finally have those clothes I’ve always wanted, clothes beyond the imagination of today’s design fascists. On a more prosaic level, in today’s climate you’d be crazy not to do this, especially at the prices they were charging.

I bought 10 metres of some blue fabric for £3, all I need now is a sewing machine.

Rating: Creative, economical and  boundless: 4/5

Top Tip:Don’t be fobbed off, if you want Paisley demand Paisley. If you want Burburry PVC don’t accept Tartan. If you want chain mail, find a blacksmith. 

Blank Saturday No. 1

9 06 2007

Usually this time of year (June) is the bain of a football fans’ life. Unless there is a major championship there is no football. I’ve decided to embrace this period as a time to rest and recuperate for next season, to recharge the batteries if you will. Consequently I have decided to use this time to try new and exciting hobbies.

Activity – Walking

What a pleasant day I chose to start this hobby, sunny and warm. Unfortunately the route I chose passed by evidence of football. Man United were conducting a “Soccer School” on the playing fields of my old school. “Learn to play the United Way” was the catchy slogan. It smacked a little of neo-imperialism to me. Catch-’em young, when their minds are pliable, and they’ll be a Man Utd consumer for the rest of their earthly existence. Their thinking probably runs; “North Wales, they play rugby there don’t they? Should be rich pickings then, no competition” No proper clubs here you see.

Anyway, on with the walking, it was very pleasant indeed. What would the world be like if people didn’t have the time to stop and stare? Well there would be less holidaymakers getting in my way that’s for certain. Finally, I’d recommend walking to anyone that hasn’t tried it.

Top Tip: Use the pavement. Activity Rating: 3/5

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