This will be a long one – best make a cuppa right now.
Let me start off with the inevitable – England football team. As always a complete shower of shit, at least they are consistent. Do they not appreciate the fact that we, the people, cannot survive on a world cup victory from before I was born, we need several more. I never fully understood the mentality of the English National Team, but let me explain a little. Below is a clipping from the BBC website from the morning of the Uruguay match (before the game was even starting) – just have a quick read
Now, please call me old-fashioned but I for one assumed that the best way to win the world cup was to go to the stadium, get your kit on and then realise that the you have to win every fecking game you play instead of looking for the strangest, most convoluted way around loosing and still getting through. That’s just me though, a common sense, no-nonsense midlands boy – what would I know?
There are also some benefits of being an ex pat. Last week we headed into the centre of Brussels to watch their team play. Everyone dressed in the national colours or flying the Belgian flag and no-one being called a racist for doing so. It was a happy affair, all were jolly and most definitely a little drunk but all having a good time – AND THEY WON !!!! It was a good experience. Today, they play again at 13:00 so I will walk down to the square at the bottom of the street where they have a big screen, pull on my Belgian flagged jesters hat and ham it up with everyone else. Last match saw an estimated 2500 people on the square so should be fun. Kick off is not for a few hours yet, in fact it is only 08:30 but there is already one keen fan walking down the street blowing a vuvuzela.
So England – stop fucking about and get on with it. Remember though – Anyone but Scotland right?
Currently resting after getting back from Brazil last week then spending 5 days entertaining guests that have just left for Paris this morning – hence the early posting. I have had a little tourist plod around Belgium but also, some of you may find this hard to believe, that stinky swamp infested shit hole called London. A very famous wax museum, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament. I was impressed – for this little day and a half trip, I still had some small change from the 1 million pounds I took with me!
Actually, it wasn’t so bad. Even found a Fish and Chip shop on Baker Street that served fish, chips and mushy peas for just over 50 quid for 4 people. It was very tasty too. A place called ‘Holmes’ very close to Baker St tube if you fancy it ? I was impressed – I had 3 septics with me who all wanted to try the legendary fish and chip experience – I told them they also needed to try mushy peas and they weren’t disappointed.
The septics are now off to Paris for a week to meet some other family and then they will all do battle with the striking garlic munchers to get out of Paris again to complete their holidays. Train and Plane strikes to come this week. God bless the French – I often wonder why we didn’t just leave them for the Germans.
On a lighter note
The Magnificent Seven
You know who you are but for the benefit of others…….
Lynsey (spelt correctly you might note)
These are the recent competition winners and it gives me great pleasure to announce that your winners shirts have been dispatched and should all arrive within 1 week. There is of course the required mandatory entry into the next competition – I need at least 3 photos of you all, while wearing your winners shirt. As the missus suggested when completing her competition entry, one of those photos should be a wet T-shirt photo and YES – that means the boys too! So get your shirt on and get snapping – Remember, at least three (you can send more) and you must be wearing the shirt in all of them. emailed to the usual address for me. The winner of the ‘best photo’ will receive something very special by return. Closing date will be in a few weeks time but don’t delay, click today.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Verity Smith (Nee McCoy) please let me know. despite posting an entry for the competition, she has yet to be in touch again with her address for the winners shirt.
There are only 9 of these shirts in circulation, I have Nº 1, the other 8 are owned by the Magnificent Seven listed above. Clever bunnies will appreciate there are 8 names on the list – just remember, as competition rules go, my decision is always final and Connor is a very lucky boy. I fully expect a stunning array of photos from him.
Later today, I will be watching the Austrian GP – an all Williams front row – I bet no-one saw that coming, most likely not even Massa (avoiding the obvious joke about the object that hit him a couple of years ago). Good luck to them, that’s all I will say. My money is on ………………
Now please let me sleep for a while, I haven’t had a full nights sleep since we set sail from Ft Lauderdale, Florida on 19th May. As I now have a month off, expect some epic adventure
Have a moan - the beers are on me !!