Congratulations to the Queen, our head of state, on reaching the age of 90.
I only hope I look as good as her when I reach 90, so well done Your Majesty.
Sixty-three years as head of state is quite an achievement.
Congratulations again, this time to Blyth Spartans, on not quite winning the league, but getting in the play-offs.
The Spartans give me a great sense of pride and belonging – something I can brag about down in Westminster.
The determination of Blyth this season has made them a team to be proud of, unlike our bigger teams in the north east who have been struggling.
We can only wish Blyth Spartans the best of luck in the play-offs this week. There will be a couple of games at home, which will be very exciting, so do come along and support them.
Promotion is there for the taking, thanks to the directors, Tommy Wade and his assistant, the staff and players.
What a great season. I have enjoyed every game.
Things are looking up for Blyth.
There is Poundstretchers’ revitalised building, the new hotel on the Quayside, which is already fully booked up, and the refurbished Fish and Chip shop at the beach, which I opened last week and which is a great facility for day trippers and locals alike.
We are all now looking forward to the big event for Blyth, the Tall Ships.
Bring it on.