The countdown is on for us leaving after an enjoyable but relaxing time here in Chicago with my cousin Julie & her family. But we still have a couple of days left 🙂
Today the weather was cooler again, but we can’t complain about the weather as we have been blessed with some very good late summer sun.
I was up early doors today to see a dismal performance by United at West Ham by losing 3-1. West Ham played well but United packed energy, leadership (on & off the pitch), creativity but most of all the desire to win. Mourinho looks a beaten man & lacking the skills to get what is needed out of his players. The players look like they don’t care of even have the ambition to turn things around & prove to the fans that they are worth the millions they get paid to play for our club. The board appear oblivious to the problems on the pitch as the club do so well off the pitch with the financials. It’s not just one element to the club that is failing it appears to be most of it. They have lost the values that have been built up over the last 100+ years. the board are making chaotic decisions that are detrimental to the heartbeat of the club. major changes are required fast to correct the wrong that has happened since Fergie stepped down.
Julie was up early too & sat with me keeping an eye on the game while she chatted to her mum back home in the UK. It won’t be long before she too comes out to the States though to see Julie, Chris & Elle.
Once the game finished Julie & I finished off the gardening we had started while Mrs C packed up the outdoor furniture ready for the winter season. As soon as we were out of the garden the squirrels, Chipmunks & birds were digging away in the compost we had moved looking for anything tasty.
At Lunchtime Mrs C & I walked into Lisle to see the French Market, sadly it was only a couple of stalls selling local produce & not quite what we had expected. So we walked into Lisle village & stopped off at an Italian crepe house for a quick bite to eat. Homemade canoli filled crepe for me, delicious.
In the evening we took Julie out for dinner at NWB (Next Whiskey Bar) to say thank you for having us. Beer battered cheese curds as a sharing platter to start, Shrimp for Julie, Sliders for Mrs C & I had a Shrimp sandwich. Similar to a fishfinger butty & very tasty. All washed down with a couple of wines for Julie, Baileys for Mrs C & beers for me.
As we started to walk home we were not with a couple of spots of rain.
Then just chilled with Elle when she got home from the barn.