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!

4 comments:

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.