The picture above is of the boys and I three years ago watching Real Mallorca in Segunda B and as you can see there wasn’t many people there. At the time the comments on Facebook were predictable “Really that empty?” “There were more punters in Primark yesterday!” “I see a lot of empty red seats, just like the Emirates!” Last Wednesday we went to see Atlético Madrid, there were just under 19,500 and not a red seat in sight. Mallorca unfortunately lost but to one of the best teams I’ve seen lately. They’re now in the relegation places having taken just 4 points from their opening 6 games. Something positive needs to come out of their game against Alaves away this Sunday. Better news for Atlético Baleares who won away last week by 1-0. They now lie in second place level on points with the top team Peña Deportivo. They have a home game this weekend against Coruxo.
My eldest sons team lost their first game 3-2 last weekend and have a tough match away at Atlético Baleares this weekend. It’s three weeks before my youngest starts his league programme but he has a friendly match this weekend.
It’s 88 sleeps to Christmas and Toy store Hamleys has revealed its top ten toys for Christmas and traditional brands such as Lego and Pictionary are back, but with a twist.
The toy retailer has also predicted the games that will encourage kids to “play, develop and grow”
Scruff-a-Luv’s My Real Rescue – £40
Coding Critters – £40
Pictionary Air – £20
Smart Pixellator – £70
L.O.L Surprise Chalet Dollhouse – £250
Poopsie Surprise Dolls – £50
Nerf Fortnite RL – £30
Oblique Drifter – £60
Lego Hidden Side, Paranormal Bus 3000 – £55
Linkimals, Smooth Moves Sloth – £35
I’ll let you look up online what they actually do, it’s beyond me!
Seeing Thomas Cook disappear this week was a real shock and awful news for the people holidaying with them and also the people that work for them. It’s also disastrous for the islands airport, hoteliers, transport providers, excursion providers and all the other small industries that were connected in some way. You’d be surprised about the knock on effect and the money owed. Now I’m sure other Operators will pick up the slack but you would rather they were still trading. I’ve been through this 30 years ago when ILG went bust and at the time I was wondering what would happen next. Out of that Sunworld was born which eventually became Thomas Cook through various guises. My words of comfort to the employees are, that other opportunities will come your way and be positive in what you can achieve in the future.
Angry holidaymakers have been raging at a 31-year-old salesman from Lancashire, because his name is Thomas Cook.
Mr Cook says “it’s a good job” he’s got a sense of humour as an avalanche of negative messages were sent his way on social media after the collapse of the holiday giant.
Some of the messages sound like the sender knows they are being ironic or making a joke, but not all of them do.
Mr Cook, received one message which said “Ruined my holiday now I’m stuck”.
While another simply said sarcastically: “Thanks for ruining my holiday.”
Other messages which may have been meant as pranks include “Mate, can’t believe you let all the lads down the way you did” and “Thanks for nothing fella”.
Mr Cook says he has found it all rather amusing, but does consider it harassment.
He said: “Obviously being called Thomas Cook has always been a rather funny joke and I’ve always been the butt of constant jokes.
“But that is until the company goes bust and I’m now being harassed by angry customers.
“It’s a good job I’ve got a sense of humour. I don’t use Facebook much but the notifications have gone crazy.”
If you are looking for a job please read on.
A travel site is recruiting a Guinness tester “to sample creamy pints in cosy pubs this winter”.
The dream role also brings with it a €22-an-hour wage.
The successful applicant will be provided with a ‘hit list’ of Dublin hostelries “known the island over for the quality of their pint”.
The list included celebrated haunts such as The Gravediggers, The Long Hall, Mulligan’s, The Strawberry Hall, Gaffney’s, Tom Kennedy’s and Toners.
The successful applicant will be required to visit each pub, order a pint, snap a photo (a phone is all you need) and write a 250-word review.
They’ve had over 4,300 applications in under 16 hours…..so good luck! Once you’ve downed the pints you’re going to need food so what about this?
Domino’s Pizza are on the hunt for someone to take on the role of their Chief Garlic Bread Taste Tester.
And honestly it sounds like a dream job – the only real experience you need is a “minimum of five years’ in garlic bread consumption” and you’ll be able to spend a day sampling the company’s delicious garlic breads and even get to try some new products.
If that weren’t enough you’ll also be paid for your time…and you’d have to move to Australia! (The job’s in Brisbane)
The job advert, shared on LinkedIn, explains: “You butter believe it! We’re looking for someone a little bit crunchy, but mostly warm and soft on the inside, to help taste test our World-Famous Garlic Breads at Domino’s Headquarters.”
It goes on to say that the ideal candidate will have “never met a carb they didn’t like”, “does not identify as a vampire”, “understands the perfect ‘crunch to softness’ ratio” and “is passionate about food, innovation and having fun”.
What more could you want?
Dad Taxi has an early 7.30am start Saturday for football and the weather looks great for the end of September.
Enjoy your weekend!
Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at www.radioonemallorca.com on mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. . If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!
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