2 big fixtures
Dave here live from Germany, settling into our villa and new continental lifestyle in the middle of nowhere. We’ve not really had a chance to explore properly as yet as we never arrived at our Hansel and Gretel style chalets until about 9pm Thursday night, and then were straight up to do Friday’s show live from the deep dark forest, but we’re hoping to go off and find out what local attractions there are on offer shortly.
One thing that did catch our attention as we tucked into our welcome meal of pork stew and sauerkraut, was a pamphlet for a nearby monkey park which features chimpanzees on quad bikes and Orang Utans on BMXs or something, which is something that everyone around the table was keen to explore further by the end of what was a tiring and emotional night.
The weather is currently very pleasant , and the holiday camp which contains our chalets is actually very pretty; albeit quite remote in a rural setting that’s a bit like the German equivalent of Norfolk, but with more trees.
The immediate plan is for myself and Chappers to head off to Baden Baden for some disco disco action, as The Chappers and Dave World tour becomes truly international with our first ever gig in continental Europe. Granted it’s for a load of lager swigging England fans all getting ready for tomorrow’s game in Frankfurt, but the fact is that we are technically abroad, and are therefore one step closer to achieving our goals of global domination.
Before that though, a dip and kip beckon as I gear myself up for a blistering set of world class dancing music tonight on the wheels of steel, and then tomorrow’s journey north for the first of England’s group matches against Paraguay. For those that can make our Chappers and Dave world cup curtain raiser, It’s two big fixtures in the space of 24 hours, so let’s hope that neither disappoint, as we soak up the atmosphere, culture and at times rather workmanlike food, in the country that we like to call, Germany.
We’ve all been asked to write these blog things on a sort of daily rotation system, so I’ll no doubt be back at some point later with my thoughts and observations on our time out here, which will be something for you all to log on and look forward to at an unspecified future date. Until next time then......willkommen und Guten Tag.