My birthday weekend was a surprise trip to Liverpool or more accurately Liverpool football club, to watch them play Watford. On paper it should be fairly comfortable but Watford are doing well and Liverpool have a habit of struggling against teams lower than them in the league. As it turns out I needn't have worried, Liverpool had played as well as I had ever seen them, 3-0 by halftime and 6-1 at full time. Magnificent!
We raced back to London (as fast as 'football traffic' will allow) as I had to pack for Tokyo the next morning