Monday, June 09, 2008

Het is een beetje als het letten op Blackpool

And yes, when you think about it, it really is a bit like watching Blackpool.

That is why, my friends and readers, I have decided to place my full support behind the Royal House of Orange and their football team.

As I write (and before you quibble, I made this decision days ago) they lead Italy 2-0 which is a matter that can only fill my heart with lots of small bits of glee!

It's also slightly relevant that I live rather close to Holland and if I were a seagull I could probably fly there in a reasonably short amount of time.

I've also spent some time this year working with a Dutch Maths guru who was not only knowledgeable and helpful but very friendly, in a Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' sort of a way.

All that aside I have always admired their footy team and have only ever been upset by them on those odd occasions when they have beaten England.

Gawd Bless you M'aam!


weasel said...

Re the picture: how very Dutch, to include women, the elderly, and children in their starting XI.

I know you'll tell me that's their royal family but I don't believe it- not a bike in sight.

Mondale said...

Aren't they wonderful?
I would like a Royal Family like that, thinking of which, the bubble celebrates his 88th birthday today.

Mondale said...

Sorry, It's his 87th birthday.

weasel said...

High as kites, the lot of 'em.