Same Crap, Different Bucket
An Englishman's adventure in the land that Chocolate Digestives forgot.

Archive for June 2010

Got, got, needs

June 9, 2010

I’ve started collecting Panini World Cup stickers.  It’s a habit I thought I had licked; I hadn’t peeled a sticker since Mexico 86. Yet within hours of receiving a free sticker album with a World Cup Guide, I found myself marching into the nearest newsagents and asking: “Hi, do you sell World Cup stickers? My […]

Australia 1 USA 3

June 8, 2010

I fear I’ve overdone it with the friendlies. Apart from the three Australia games, I’ve also watched all of England’s warm-ups, France’s defeat to China, and even managed to squeeze in half an hour of Serbia v New Zealand. With four days left to go before the World Cup, I’m already a bit stuffed. I’m […]

Australia 1 Denmark 0

June 4, 2010

Taking the bins out. De-scaling the kettle. The music of Jack Johnson. An evening with Michael Owen. Digesting a Ryvita on a rail replacement bus service between Reading and Didcot Parkway. Putting your hand through a carrier bag to retrieve a wet dog stool.  Eltham train station on a Sunday evening in January. Eltham train […]