With the first snow of the year falling on parts of the capital over the last few days, some matches were called off.
Fortunately for me, my chosen game beat the weather so I enjoyed my first non-league outing for a few weeks.
An English friend of mine has recently moved back from Germany to take up a new job here in London so I decided to take him to the match that was taking place nearest to him.
Despite warning him of the £10 entry fee there were no grumbles, and we happily set off to watch the Isthmian League Premier Division relegation 'six-pointer' between Hendon and Carshalton Athletic.
For those of you who don't know, the Greens no longer play at their spiritual home on Claremont Road in what is more Cricklewood than Hendon. Instead they groundshare with Wembley FC at Vale Farm some four miles to the west.
|There's little evidence of Hendon's existence at the turnstiles|
In recent years, the running of the club has been taken over by a supporters trust and they have done a superb job to keep the club going.
Last season they were still in contention for promotion to the Conference South on the final day but ultimately they missed out.
|Hendon celebrate Julian Owusu-Bekoe's opening goal|
Usually I approach Vale Farm from Sudbury Town but given my friend's new location we took the North Wembley option and walked across the muddy sports fields off East Lane rather than go all the way up to Watford Road.
After warming himself up with a cup of tea, my friend began to enthusiastically root for the hosts but chances for them were few and far between.
However, somewhat against the run of play they took the lead on 38 minutes and then doubled their advantage before the break.
The Robins came out stronger after the interval and after a defensive lapse by Greens captain Scott Cousins let them back in it looked like an equaliser would emerge.
Sadly for them the only thing that did was the bare chests (and moobs) of most of their travelling supporters despite the freezing conditions.
|The tops come off as Carshalton push for an equaliser|
My friend seemed to really enjoy his first non-league match and I get the feeling he would go again. Another convert!
I forgot to mention earlier, that I got in for £5 as I'm a season-ticket holder at QPR and the same offer applies to all such people at all Premier League, Football League and even Scottish League clubs.
Nothing currently available
Wednesday 26 December, 3pm - Southampton, Premier League
Saturday 29 December, 3pm - Swansea City, Premier League
Saturday 12 January, 3pm - Wigan Athletic, Premier League
Wednesday 30 January, 8pm - West Ham United, Premier League
Saturday 15 December, 3pm - Fulham, Premier League
Wednesday 26 December, 3pm - West Bromwich Albion, Premier League
Saturday 5 January, 3pm - West Bromwich Albion, FA Cup
Sunday 16 December, 130pm - Swansea City, Premier League
Tuesday 1 January, 3pm - Reading, Premier League
Saturday 22 December, 3pm - Everton, Premier League
Tuesday 1 January, 3pm - Norwich City, Premier League
Saturday 5 January, 515pm - Manchester United, FA Cup (on sale 13 Dec)
Don't forget that in-form Brentford are running a 'Pay What You Want' scheme (minimum £1) for their League One match against Stevenage on 22 December so put it in your diary if you want to see two of the best teams in that division on the cheap.
With all that in mind, here's this week's match map. If you've never used it before, please note that when there is more than one match at a specific ground you'll only be able to see individual match pins if you zoom right in. If you don't, the pins obscure each other and you might miss them. To avoid this, you can also scroll down the list of games on the left side of the page to make sure you get all the information.
Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Turquoise pin - Wednesday fixtures
Magenta pin - Friday fixtures
Red pin - Sunday fixtures
View London match map 10-16 December 2012 in a larger map
Next up is this blog's top 10 recommendations of games that could be particularly worth watching this week, feel free to mention your own in the comments section below.
10. Erith & Belvedere v Rochester United - it's a very big weekend in the Kent League with all members of the top four playing each other. While fourth place Whyteleafe entertain leaders Erith Town, it's second versus third at Park View Road. Already it looks like a two-horse race between the two Erith clubs for the title and there is a significant five-point gap between them. Rochester are a further four points behind the Deres so a win is almost essential for both. (Kent League Premier Division, 15 Dec, 3pm. Club info)