Today at Old Trafford was the local football derby between Manchester United and Manchester City.
All week the newspapers have hyped up the event with in depth comment and analysis.
I followed the match on the local Manchester radio and it was certainly exciting with a 4-3 win for United but not without controversy - the winning goal coming in the 6th minute of the 4 minutes of extra time - perhaps the referee broke his watch ?? There will certainly be a great deal of argument made of this !!!
Scorers for United were Ronney, Fletcher 2 and Owen and for City Barry and Bellamy 2
Back home in the UK after 4 weeks in sunnier climes ...
Although the weather has been dry and sunny today there are already indications that Autumn is on the way. The leaves on the Sycamore tree are starting to brown and curl at the edges. This tree always seems to be the first to start discarding leaves and preparing for winter.
We are actually promised by the weathermen an Indian Summer this Autumn - mainly in the south of England I'm afraid.
Now I'm back I've started placing bird seed in the garden again - hopefully to attract something of special interest. We will see ....