I made yet another trip down to London last weekend to go see the AFL exhibition match between the West Coast Eagles and the Freemantle Dockers. After grabbing some food on the Friday evening we spent five hours unsuccessfully trying to win the “international cup” with Scotland in Pro Evolution Soccer 4.
On Saturday, the footie Oz style turned out to be a rather scrappy match, which was but a sideshow to the atmosphere and the beers. As it turned out, we missed the entire third quarter queing for beer, but at least the banter in the lines was good for a laugh and there were some pretty tasty aussie chicks milling about in there too. ;o)
The drinking went on all day, with a trip to Iain’s local Indian restaurant with its bring your own beer policy, then a few drinks in a nearby pub for the leaving do of Iain’s housemate. It was an exhausting day in the end, but pretty good fun – it would have been great if the game had been more entertaining.
Waking with a bit of a hangover the next day, the five and a half hour journey home courtesy of Virgin Rail and a track failure was a bit of a pain. Fortunately a mate at work had loaned me Tim Vine‘s dvd to watch, which made the last hour or so pass with great mirth – much to the amusement of fellow passengers on the epic journey, I’m sure.
That’s it for me and London for a while. Well, two weeks, actually, then I’m down for a work related event, but other than that I’ve had enough of making the trip for a good while. Cousin Iain is just going to have to visit me if we ever hope to make any progress with our Pro Evo teamwork.