Today's match was almost as exciting as the scoreline would suggest. Not only was the match thrilling, but it was also an absolutely freezing afternoon. In fact, it actively snowed. I went with my stepfather, who has a season ticket in the Trent end. I borrowed my youngest brother's ticket since I was curious to see Forest in action, and he was frankly not that fussed. Forest seemed to play a rather confused 4-3-3 with a lot of congestion in the middle of the pitch and a frustrating inability to score any goals. Or at least so far as they showed today. Luckily for the home team, Brighton looked even worse. In all honesty, by the second half I was far too cold to pay a great deal of attention to the quality of the football. There weren't even any chips. It's beginning to look like Forest won't make the automatic promotion spots after all, but ought to make the play-offs. I tried very hard not to make comparisons with Roma.
As you can probably guess from this I'm currently in the UK. I arrived on Saturday night after hideous journey to spend Easter with my family. Tomorrow I will be heading down south to visit Chelsea Boy. The university is on what I must learn to call spring vac so I have a week off. Cunningly I have timed my visit to CB to avoid the Arsenal game, which I felt might prove rather testing all round. The less we say about that, the better.
I'm writing this post using voice recognition software, which is a new one on me. My mother invested in it after breaking her arm last month, and it has enabled her to continue working. I've long been interested in it as a result of having RSI myself. But I'd always heard that it was difficult to use and took a long time to set up. On the contrary, it's been extremely easy to learn how to use and I think I'm going to have to buy a copy once I return home. The only thing which is rather tricky is learning to dictate in full sentences. I've been impressed by the vocabulary which the programme seems to recognize. But I don't think I'll test it just yet with any Roman dialect.