A gap has appeared in the day where blog writing must be done. So here goes.
Firstly I hope that World Cup fever is sweeping across the globe, where ever you are reading this, know that you are not half as excited as I am. Geeeeeeeze I am so pumped.
As I left you it was work hard play bloody harder, that hasn't changed. Last Saturday I visited a Lion Park just outside the city which was cool, you're allowed to go in the pen with the 'cubs' although they might be small, it's still a lion at the end of the day. It's just given me the 'real safari' bug even more now. Hopefully Kenya in August. We then drove into the area with the big lions, I'm talking GURT BIG UN'S, we were held up for a while though as one Lion thought it would be clever to stand in the road, I didn't fancy getting out to tell it where to go either.
On the Sunday me, Dyl (a.k.a Gloucester) and few others from work, headed to World Superbikes at Kyalami. We had passes for hospitality (of course) so we had a nice spot next to the track where we could chill in the sun and munch on the free food and get through the free drink. Decided to go for a wonder after the main race, found myself in the pit lane/ team garages, which was awesome. They all gave me shifty looks as I am quite surei wasn't supposed to be in there, but managed to get a few snaps, then the next race started, so thought it was time to shift it. Overall a tip-top day, watching a bunch of absolute nutters rag it round corners at crazy speeds.
This weekend I went to watch the Bulls vs. Crusaders again, this time in the Semi final, disappointingly the Bulls won again....dammit I hate the Bulls. But it was a great atmosphere and that was followed by a bottle of Hansa or 10 watching the Champs League final.
You know..... when I was a youngster I always wanted to be in an academy, but I was kind of hoping a football academy, instead what I have found myself in is a "Hansa Academy", I think the boys here would water their lawns or even shower with it if that was an option. I agreed to play for Dyls (a.k.a Gloucester) touch rugby team the other day as they were short, what a terrible decision that was.....I was shockingly bad, the beast of a hangover didn't help and they tried to comfort me telling me it's the altitude, it wasn't that.....fitness is now non-existent, in the first half, I looked to the touchline, gave the international sign for a substitute, walked of the pitch, threw my guts up, then subbed myself back on.....once the game finished.....we rehydrated with more Hansa. "MAAAAWWWWWWGGGGEEEEEEEE"
Work you'll be pleased to hear has been hectic, all the stadiums have sent trucks to collect all the banners and stadium dressing for FIFA, so I've been loading them up the last few days, but it's for a superb cause. So I'm loving it.
How many times a day can you look at all your World Cup tickets before it becomes a bit weird? Well I look at them twice a day on average. Not bored yet.
The arrival of Sam Lip is imminent, Team Tonk shall be fully formed, the country will be travelled, England songs will be sung, smiles shall be smiled, we will see what we see, Hansa will be consumed, road trips a plenty, the worlds highest bungy jump to jump, a dip with the great whites, and of course......62 football matches to watch with at least 10 of them LIVE. There will be BIG STORIES coming soon!
Be sure to check the pics and leave a message for me so I know your reading it, even if you have nothing nice to say
I think that's all for now folks.
I will leave you with this,
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page"
Take it steady.
(p.s. computer is not letting me upload pics,bad times. I'll try put them on tomorrow)