As has been pointed out my sitreps have dwindled down of late, and as I'm sure you understand this is due to the fact that I am at the World Cup Party on Copacabana Beach??
A quick summary of the last few days:-
Parker Jon arrived complete with string vest and a thirst and within 30 mins of arrival was stood speechless on the beach, surrounded by a quarter of a million people, watching Brazil play Columbia.
From that point onwards things have pretty much followed a theme with 'recovery periods' on the beach during the day, followed by partying the night away.
Points of interest during this phase are :-
Hamstring injury to myself during a game of footie in the sea.... When chasing a long ball from Parker john, I got hit by a rouge wave (or possibly even a sniper?) and experienced what felt like my thigh muscle detaching itself from the bone. As I was rolled up on to the beach screaming, I ended up deposited at the feet of Parker Jon, who was in tears laughing and not very helpful or sympathetic at all!
When combined with a case of 'Delhi Belly', this has ensured that, for two days, I could Be seen limping at speed, between the various public facilities around the local area.
We were treated to a master class in football from the Germans, who walloped Brazil, removing their cockiness and showing them as the one man team they are. Even the Brazilian attempt to riot on Copacabana beach was un-impressive, and one area In which the English could possibly actually teach them a lesson or two ?
As I type I'm sat on Ipanema beach watching life roll by and waiting to see if the Dutch can complete a European victory over South America, by getting to the final with Germany.
Booked my next leg if the trip to Chile on the 13th and will watch the final in Santiago. Just 4 more days for my liver to get through. AR-GEN-TENA. V. The Dutch tonight. And the Argies are in fine voice. C'mon the Dutch.