Apparently England didn't win
Trip Start Apr 28, 2010
58Trip End Jul 08, 2010
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It's a pretty short drive from Dover to Boughton -being one of England's hundreds of lovely old villages, and a very short distance from Canterbury. We stayed at a pub which was built in the 1400s and restored in the 1980s
We've seen the World cup unfold in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Holland. There's been flags flying from cars, young women with stick-on flags on their faces, t-shirts, all about the same. All good natured as well as passionate. We have to saay it isn't like that in England. It was a bit desperate. The papers ran a jingoistic anti-German line the day before, and several of them went on about "the war". After it all came crashing down, the papers were baying for blood. Even the BBC morning show was asking why England lost to Germany. The England captain summed it up rationally - he said, they're a brilliant side and they deserved to win. We saw four seperate incidents on the afternoon of the match - one before and three after
That's the serious bit over. The weather is still fabulous - 30 degrees and blazing sunshine. We've both had the consistently best summer weather we've ever experienced - who'd have thought it in Europe and Britain? How lucky are we...
Canterbury is lovely as lots of people will know. Dave hasn't seen it before but Di has. Of course we should stay longer but we can't have everything. We really enjoyed the stay in a little village again. As with our friends in Wezup, Holland, it allowed us to smell nature and walk on the grass and soil.
We've put some photos of both Boughton and Canterbury on this page. We've also put three short videos on of a ride through the back roads of Kent. It's such stunning country that instead of cutting the footage down to about two minutes, we've put three up of two plus minutes each
A certain someone has made a subtle reference to V8 Holden utes and perhaps implied it's a bit excessive? Our response is, you don't need a 5.7 litre V8 - until you've got one of your own...
We're in London now, back at Earl's Court - Jackson Browne at the Albert Hall tomorrow night. Can't wait!