My big brother came to visit for the weekend as Spurs were playing Reading at the Madejksi Stadium. Unfortunately, after his train tickets were all booked, we found out he'd been unsuccessful in getting a ticket. So with the tickets booked and paid for, he decided to come down anyway and make a weekend of it.
He arrived on Friday evening £120 lighter. Seems he'd booked the tickets for the wrong weekend and had to buy new ones! Friday night was a quiet affair with an Indian takeaway feast and some beers before bed.
Saturday morning breakfast was leftover curry and soon we were on our way to the pub for the first time that weekend. Dan stayed behind to do some work while me and Neil headed to the Brewery Tap to watch the rugby. England lost.
After a quick change we were headed back out for the evening. First stop, Sweeney Todds for pie! We then hit the pubs of Reading which were very empty. First stop was The Monks, followed by Walkabout, O'Neills, Bar Four and then up to Reflex.
After a full English on Sunday morning it was time to head to the pub again ready for the match at 1.30pm. We were planning on going back to the Brewery Tap but opted for the Hook & Tackle instead as they had a few Spurs posters and flags behind the bar. It turns out that the landlady (who it turns out is not the evil landlady who drove us away) is a Spurs fanatic and although Spurs lost, there was many a Spurs tune blasting out of the jukebox and much singing. Free bowl of chilli too. So now the landlady is Neil's best friend and he managed to a couple of free pints too.
Sunday evening was spent in front of the TV with a Chinese takeaway feast and Neil was back on the train home on Monday morning.