Friday, 20 May 2011

Tourist in town....what to do?

Sent off for some brochures from Bulgaria Tourist Information during a quiet night in the election campaign, and today I received a town map, places to visit and some vouchers...feeling at home already. Got to give it to the Bulgarian Tourist Board for their efficiency. Having said that still trying to locate the Snooker clubs in town, which will obviously have to take a priority, given that there is a major snooker tournament on.

Given my past experience in EBSA International competition, it is fair to say that after the round robin matches there is a fair bit of 'leisure' time between matches. Have decided that my snooker cue can take the place of my 3 wood in this instance and I may take in the odd 9 holes. It's either that or spend my free time at the casino or in the bar (where is my 'brother' Brendan Thomas when you need him?).

On the Move - A good day at the office

Finally got approval from work today to take part in the event this year. BT are one great company to work for. Because the event is a major International event and I am representing Northern Ireland, it made the decision that much easier. Given I have already had some time off recently to stand for election, I am very thankful for the support (Thank you Heather, Rita, Cecilia and Robert) what a great team.

Northern Ireland Snooker Championships
Eventually tracked down my missing snooker cue (behind the fridge) and now looking forward to the Northern Ireland Championship, this year sponsored by Danny Boy Whiskey. This will be the last competitive snooker I will get before the EBSA European Championship starts so will be a good indicator of how I should do...that's the theory anyway.