Spring’s arrived in Tripoli. There are some shrubs at the training centre – I have no idea what they are. The point is: the bees love the little pink flowers on them, and are out in great numbers. Other trees and shrubs are coming into bud. A cock sparrow sings its wee heart out every morning as we’re arriving for work. Today the sun is warm.
I watched Newcastle beat Chelsea 1 – 0 the other night. THAT made me homesick: a live image all the way from St James’s Park; I’m thinking: home’s a twenty minute metro ride from there. I noticed that there was some old snow heaped up by the side of the pitch.