We are back in Manchester and about to leave for France, we are glad to be heading home. The weather has improved but with the long-range forecast predicting more snow. We have not done half of what we wanted to do but still managed to spend a small fortune roughly equivalent to the GDP of some of the smaller African Nations. I did however get to see FC united play in the FA Cup second round replay, they lost 4-0 but the score did not reflect their performance against a professional side 104 places above them in the league structure. They lost again today against a strong Halifax side but played great football and were unlucky to be beaten. Today’s image is of St Giles cathedral in Edinburgh showing just how bad the the weather has been for them up there.