Some days I feel very Dutch all of a sudden …
No need to escape to Turkey, Barcelona or Rome. London has it all, even fantastic weather.
And of course we are playing a football pool at work (even though a swimming pool would be more appropriate with this weather). The way we play it here : the 32 teams went in a Bobby hat and everyone could draw 3 teams from them. The person having the winning team gets all the cash.
I am quite happy with my three teams, because I managed to pick Holland (yay, and everybody knows that they are going to win this year, at least that is what I have been bragging about to my colleagues, so they better play well), France and Mexico. It could have been worse. I am not a football addict, but I like to watch things like the World Cup.
You can’t help noticing that there is a World Cup tournament on the way. Every shop in London is selling England shirts, towels, flipflops, bedlinnen, flags, mugs at the moment. It is going to be great fun to be here, experiencing it all. I wonder if they are more crazy than the Dutch when it comes to football. I actually think they are.
There is a lot of pressure on the team though. Sven (the Swedish Chef) is leaving after this. And Rooney (Shrek) broke his foot, last Saturday, very unfortunately, and quite a loss for the team. It has been exactly 40 years since the English won a Worldcup (or a cup at all actually).