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Archive for June, 2008

Happy Anniversary

“An Anniversary is a time to celebrate, the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.”

Have a wonderful day.


The Euro 2008 Will Soon Be Over

Even if I had wanted to it would have been impossible to escape it in Switzerland.

The Euro 2008

I have crossed my fingers for the Swiss,the Dutch,even the Turks and lastly for the Russians.

We have seen good Football,even brilliant Football,and it has been I think enjoyable for all. The fans have been wonderful and every one has had a good time.

The unsold souvenirs and T shirts are all half price in the shops, and we are going to the last Football Party tonight to watch Spain play Germany for the Trophy.

Soon it will all be over.

The outcome?

I would like to remind you of the famous words of Gary Lineker the great English Footballer.

“Football is a simple game;

22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win”

Euro 2008:A Woman’s View

I don’t really want to to be a prophet on the outcome of the Euro 2008.

Now that Switzerland has gone,at least with her head held high after the 2:0 win over Portugal yesterday (I won’t shout of course about the missing 8 best players in the Portugese team) I don’t really care who wins.

That isn’t perfectly true,there are a few countries left that I definately don’t want to win.

To save any of your feelings I won’t mention them here.

I am a bit fickle,so Croatia isn’t my favourite anymore,and I am in the process of looking out an old Orange shirt from the back of the cupboard.

For me it’s got to be Holland. They still play Football like I remember it,and I remember the World Cup Final England vs. Germany in 1965,and I hope the Oranje are unbeatable.

I will of course watch the match tonight,when our neighbours and co-hosts of the 2008, Austria play Germany.

We will take everything back about what we say about them in Winter,and they will be our friends for ever if they can send Deutschland home.

The Euro 2008: Still on the Ball

I did go to one party before we went to Greece, where the dress code was Football. It meant buying a T shirt with the Swiss flag on it,and I was more or less obliged to put it on for the opening game in Zürich although took it off fairly quickly after the finish. Now it is definitely a has been,and will probably find it’s way on to the back of a more needy person in the third world after I put it in the next Tex-Aid collection.

It was a Swiss Dream of course,but even to my eyes improbable that we would get past the first match.The fact that Switzerland were playing and England wasn’t made a lot of people here blind to the fact that the Swiss still have a lot to learn about playing football.

One of the first things is of course how to get the ball beyond the two goal posts. As we saw in the match against Turkey,even with countless opportunities they can’t do this. Is this the fault of the trainer,or don’t they have the right nerves.

We all felt very sorry for Alex Frei after he was injured after a ? Czech foul,but I have the feeling that a Gascoigne would have reacted a little differently,and he wouldn’t have been the one in tears.

As for the Fans,they weren’t exactly full of life either,at least in the first match. No wonder the players had no go.

So I am afraid it’s over for the Swiss,but after the match Croatia vs. Germany yesterday I have a new favourite.

Alive and Kicking on Rhodes

No I didn’t take off for Asia again.

My Compi caught a bad cold and I had to wait until Bryan could come and look at it,which he has done now and I’m very grateful to him.The trouble she is German born,( Computers must be female)and always spits and scratches after someone from the other side of the ditch has laid hands on her.

After all the excitement my husband and I flew to Rhodes for a quick break from our “busy” lives.

Rhodes, one of the GreekDodecanese islands,is the third largest in Greece and officially the sunniest spot in Europe with at least 320 days of sunshine a year.

It is probably my favourite Greek island,although I do have a soft spot for Mykonos,which is not everyones taste

For a holiday it has everything,and if you are tired of the beach and they have beautiful ones you can chase history in the old city,which the Knights of St Johns used as a base on their way to the Holy Land. Or wander at the edge of Mandraki Harbour on whose entrance pillars once stood the Colossus of Rhodes.

I didn’t take my painting things,and wish I had. What’s that about always taking your Moleskine with you,but it will give me an excuse to return.

To all my Blogging friends,thankyou for still looking in and I will get back to you soon.

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