As regular readers of this blog will know, 2010 has been the year when I have implimented a new life ethos, STLFTEM, or “Something To Look Forward To Every Month”
It’s very self-explanatory, as I always aim to make sure that I have had something to go, do or see every month to look forward to.
There are only two rules :
1. There can be more than one STLFTEM in a month.
2. It has to be seen or taken part in. For example, the World Cup, in June and July doesn’t count, as it was a TV event, rather than something I actually went to.
So far, every full month this year has been catered for. September, October and December have also been sorted. That leaves November to be sorted, but thankfully, there is still plenty of time to rectify that.
I’m already looking to get the first half of 2011, with a hotel booked for Dublin on the date of the UEFA Cup Final.
I’m also looking at going on a short break in February.
I did the same this February when I went to Manchester, and it was great to have it on the horizon, during the freakishly cold winter.
My criteria, is somewhere cheap to get to, with a half-decent football team to go and see, and ideally, not in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
So far, i’ve got my heart set on Munich, and hope to get this sorted within a week.
So, STLFTEM for 2010 looks like this so far :
Neil Delamere at Island Arts Centre
Manchester trip (United v Portsmouth, Kelly Clarkson concert)
Glentoran v Linfield Irish Cup tie
Ocean Colour Scene at Mandela Hall
North of England trip (James in concert, Blackburn v United, Sean Lock live)
Irish Cup Final
Echo and the Bunnymen at Custom House Square
Marina and the Diamonds at Mandela Hall
Tegan and Sara at Mandela Hall
Adam Hills at Mandela Hall
Stereophonics at Belsonic
United v Liverpool
United v Spurs
Boxing Day (If you don’t know, Linfield v Glentoran, which is actually on December 27th)
So, can anyone suggest something for me to go and/or see in November?