Non-match reaction: Cross Keys P-P Newcastle Falcons

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Saturday 19 January 2013, 18.28
Swansea station, Swansea
First Great Western

So, as you will all know, the Falcons did not visit Cross Keys today due to the snow, the game being postponed until probably 1 February.

However, I’m thinking of heading up to Cross Keys tomorrow to have a look around, since myself and wor lass have still got our weekend in Wales, albeit starting today rather than last night.

We were supposed to stay with my godparents near Swansea last night before heading for Cardiff this morning. Fortunately, we’ve been able to visit them this afternoon.

That put paid to any quick thoughts I had at lunchtime of going to the Cardiff Blues v Sale game this afternoon. Still, had a great time over in Swansea.

Tonight will be only the second night I’ve ever spent in Cardiff. The previous was THE night – Millennium Eve, after seeing in Y2K at the Millennium Stadium where the Manic Street Preachers were playing.

Thankfully tomorrow I’ll not wake up on a cold laminate floor in a student house with a stonking hangover. Well, at least the place will be different.

As for tomorrow, hiking in the snow out in the Welsh countryside should be good – plus my boots should finally lose the mud they’ve had on since last year’s British Grand Prix.

As long as the trains are running up there, Cross Keys seems a good place to start: “At least two Falcons made it to Cross Keys this weekend.”

Maybe check out a possible hotel for the rearranged game, well, B&B, of which there seem to be two in the village, in case there is no way to get back to London. I really want to go to this game, just another nice stop on our journey in second tier rugby.

So many times I’ve gone to Newcastle and said “Great weekend but the rugby really put a downer on it.” No such problems this season – unless we lose in the playoff semis!

Good to just enjoy some chilling in Wales. Bring on the rarebit!

(Follow The South Stand Choir on Twitter: @SouthStandChoir)

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