IT'S important we get back to winning ways against York at the Park on Saturday.
While it was disappointing we lost our unbeaten record at Morecambe, 10 points from our first five games – or two out of every three available, if you like – would be a decent return and should ensure we stay right in the mix.
With my injury, I didn't travel at the weekend but from what I can gather we more than matched the home side in the first half and if we'd taken one of the chances which fell our way the result could have been very different.
We can't expect to win every week and it's inevitable that over the course of the season we're going to have a few setbacks; as Tis and Stevie P are always keen to make clear, it's how we respond to those setbacks that will dictate whether or not we have a successful season.
I'm not sure quite what went wrong in the second half at the Globe Arena but Pat Baldwin's absence wouldn't have helped.
Baldo's formed a great partnership with Danny Coles at the heart of the defence and it's inevitable that he will have been missed – especially away from home in a game against a strong, physical side like Morecambe.
Scot Bennett is a very able deputy but, wherever you play on the pitch, it takes a bit of time to build up an understanding with those alongside you and Pat and Danny have had the benefit of the best part of 18 months to perfect theirs.
As you might be aware, Pat's wife gave birth to their first child over the weekend and that was why he didn't travel to Morecambe.
Finnley was born on Sunday night and weighed 7lbs 1oz – congratulations Pat and family.
While I was gutted to miss the Morecambe game, it was great to be able to spend a bit of quality time with the missus.
We really like Wagamama in Princesshay so we ate there on Saturday lunchtime before I treated Amy to a couple of cocktails at Coal.
Then, the highlight of the day, we went to Mecca in North Street for a game of bingo! It isn't very rock 'n' roll, and you may not catch too many Premier League players doing it, but it's a great way to chill. For me, the thrill of calling 'house' is second only to scoring at the Park!
With my injury, I couldn't go on last week's team-bonding exercise at Go Ape – it involved a 235m zip wire ride over Haldon Forest – but the next time Colesy is looking for suggestions for venues I'll be sure to throw Mecca into the mix! On Monday Amy and I went to watch a charity football match organised by a neighbour of ours in Exminster, Stephen Godbeer, and his wife, Claire.
It was great fun and, better still, it raised a decent sum for Dream-A-Way, which sends seriously ill people on holiday. I understand there will also be donations to the premature baby charity Tommy's, emergency response volunteers Devon Freewheelers, Help for Heroes, and the Exminster Family Fund, so well done to Stephen, Claire and everyone who made the day such a success.
I always keep an eye on how former teammates are getting on at their new clubs and was chuffed to see my old pal James Dunne grab a last-minute winner for Stevenage at Notts County on Saturday.
Dunney was one of my best mates at the club; I know for a fact he loved playing for Exeter and still looks out for our scores, but he was used to the bright lights of London and unfortunately Mecca Bingo just didn't cut it for him!
I love living in such a fantastic part of the world, especially when the sun is shining and you can get to the beach at Dawlish or Exmouth in less than half an hour but, then again, I was born and brought up here and I guess it isn't for everyone.
I've been continuing to take things easy over the last week but am hopeful that by the time you're reading this I'll be back in full training and in contention for Saturday.
As I said, it's important we get back to winning ways and, while I've learnt from the Wimbledon game and won't come back if I'm not ready, I'm desperate to feature if at all possible.
Regardless of my involvement, the supporters have a big part to play. They've been brilliant at the Park so far this season and more of the same will make the team's job that much easier. Here's to a good, noisy crowd, a decent performance and three points!