from France. It's been a bit of a mad day so far
set off from the BBC Radio Gloucestershire studios in London Road
just after 8.30am on Thursday 22nd October a bit bleary eyed after
sleepless nights for us both, as we double checked for passports,
tickets and ISDN cables.
trip to Gloucester station and onto the train - all in good time
we thought, not a rush! We were wrong. The train's brakes got stuck
and we sat on the platform for 45 minutes while they tried to fix
it. During this time, Emma managed to break a pen which leaked blue
ink all over her. This wasn't going to be our day.
arrived in Paddington in a bit of a panic - just half an hour to
get across the capital to get our Eurostar to Paris.
we both had our running shoes on, and despite having to leap onto
a tube by blocking the doors with the laptop and ending up in different
carriages- we made it to Waterloo with minutes to go. After some
last minute security checks - with Emma setting off alarms left,
right and centre - we made it onto the train
hours and a lovely lunch later we left the Channel Tunnel and arrived
on French soil to the first blue skies and sunshine we've seen in
weeks. Things started to look up.
sending this diary update from our hotel in the centre of Paris
and now the work starts. We've already bumped into some Gloucester
fans and they're very confident ahead of the game.
also looking forward to seeing former player Rodrigo Roncero play
for Stade Francais. He came to the French club over the summer from
Kingsholm and will be up against former team-mate Phil Vickery in
the front row.
we're off to have a large glass of wine and we'll be letting you
know how we got on in our first night in Paris in our next update.
revoir from the French capital for now!
ready for the game
Part 3: A
busy day in Paris
Part 2: Cookie
and Kat in Paris
Part 1: The
journey to Paris
and Kat go to Paris
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