Self Preservation Society Tour .......sitrep
Day 11 & 12
Bonjour mon ami ?
As I type this we are sat in a very nice campsite in Marcon, which is something like 50- 70 miles from St Etienne and is where England will play their next game on Monday night, against Slovakia. Just preparing a breakfast of pot noodles, eggs and beans, it's true what they say about France, it really is fine dinning !
We set off early yesterday from Lens having said goodbye to all those we had spent the last 5 days with. Headed down the motorway and to say we were feeling jaded is an understatement. We have consumed alcohol, in vast amounts, everyday for the last 10 days. Parker Jon was pretty much man down for most of the trip and I drove on auto pilot for vast swathes of the journey. We have decided to have 48 hours R&R in a location away from the football craziness.
We found the campsite in Marcon and had a deep clean of chuckle 1. Lots of "that's where they went" or " thought I'd lost that" went on and we also found out that we are picking up a lot of items as we move from city to city. this is due to the fact that many Fans only come out for 1 game, so when they leave they give us all their schtuff.
so far we have acquired :-
Folding chairs x 3
Complete cutlery set x 1
Cheese grater. x 1 (but we have no cheese)
2 x head torches (got these from 'bellend', so they will have seen action!)
Bottles of wine x 3
Crates of beer x 4
Bottles of vodka x 1 1/2
Pot noodles x 2 (now gone....see pics!)
WE HAVE EACH HAD A SHOWER,!! Oh so nice, first in 10 days, proper toilet as well, not in a woods....it's the simple things in life.
Our plan is to chill here till Sunday morning and then rejoin the madness in St Etienne.
Overall thoughts so far.
Ugly scenes down there and not as they have been painted in the press. I have received comments from a few people at home about being there and for liking football; to those I say.....you believe what you like, keep watching the news and keep passing out your judgments from suburbia....you know who you are.
Great few days with the English and Welsh partying like there is no tomorrow. National anthem at lens stadium I will never forget and will always take a win no matter how scrappy.
Terrible organisation, verging on deadly. OTT initially and really need to re- consider their intelligence....according to them England v Wales was the biggest security threat of the tournament ???
24 hours chilling then up and at em again
Onwards. (Tomorrow......we will do it tomorrow)