I was so annoyed when the visiting team, Ulster from Northern Ireland, sent back over 1500 normal tickets and we could have had a normal seat after all. Some people find it really strange that opposing fans can sit together in total harmony but that's just how it is with rugby union. Obviously there is some friendly banter but its all really good natured.
The meal was really nice and we had a good crowd on our table, some Ulster and some Saints so it was a good laugh. The stadium was in Milton Keynes, home of the MK Dons football team and they'd never hosted a rugby match before. They ran out of beer way before the match started and just couldn't get their heads around not having to segregate the fans which is unheard of during football matches.
It was a reasonably close match and I was hoarse within about half an hour of kick off. It was so good to be at a live match again, I hadn't realised how much I had missed it. Thankfully the Saints came home 10 points clear so it was a great day for DH's birthday treat.
Bye for now