Monday, May 31, 2004

Well been back from Scandinavia for a couple of hours now. Nearly five hundred photos taken not that they are all any good mind. My own bed will be great tonight. It would seem Deadmanjones has been keeping things up to date here.


mileage before trip 164839


We shunn the M25 as usual for the straight route through the heat of London


Dunkirk at the very cheap F1 hotel


Copenhagen - Denmark


Gothenburg - Sweden


Holmenkollen Olympic Ski jump Oslo - Norway


Stockholm - Sweden


Next to a big lake in the middle of Sweden


Mileage at end of trip 168021

3182 miles covered. 5 Ferries used (We used a bridge on the way to Sweden from Denmark hence the odd number). 1 very long car search at Dunkirk by the French which we gather ended in dis-belief at finding, cookies in the biscuit tin Les bought for his mom. And after opening every souvenir, a plate which Les had bought that had Oslo written on it, confirming where I had told them we had been.

Back to work tomorrow back to reality

Saturday, May 29, 2004

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Stockholm a dull place with not much to do. It also rained for a short time. As it was we were on a boat trip at the time. Forgot to check out the ice sculpture museum dam. Off to lurbeck now.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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Oslo and I'm wandering around a park full of naked women. Mind there are just as many men. They are of the marble type. I now have a blister on my left foot.

Monday, May 24, 2004

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Have spent today in gothenburg. Our hotel is a ship moored in the harbour.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

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Now at sputtgarden awaiting a ferry to take up across some sea

Friday, May 21, 2004

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Nothing really important, just telling you about our progress. Les has gone to get a couple of lottery tickets and erm, ain't really sure where we are. South London somewhere. We were stuck at some temporary traffic lights and, erm. Well, I said to les there's a garage over there so you can go and walk it, and soon as he did get out and walk it lo and behold for some reason the traffic just flowed by passing him by. So he pulled up at the garage and made him do a bit of exercise. 'Bout it really. Talk to you again soon. Tara.

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We have reached the first big city of our holiday. Lots of traffic here in central london. We shun the m25.

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You there Al? Al?

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Neu Camp on the stag do and a memeriable moment..



We are surprised that they serve beer to your seats in the stadium.

4 cans of beer in and a comment from Jay. I've had several cans of this stuff and I swear I'm getting more sobber. Gov can I see one of the cans this stuff's out of.

STOP DRINKNG THE BEER, ITS SIN BEER, THAT'S ALCHOAL FREE. DON'T DRINK THE BEER.

(laughter from the locals behind us)
Jo the librarian said hello. But as the email was in the junk folder before I read it it vanished from before my eyes. It is now 11pm and I really should pack my bag. It would appear my manager keeps forgetting I'm on holiday next week. Now do I need to take my fleece or will it be warm?

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Since stag do having problems sleeping. Focus in eyes has become blurred and not returned and although I feel tired I cannot sleep. I think I have alcohol deprevation now. However having been swimming tonight without making a scene in the swimming pool I actually am very tired and may well sleep. unfortunately due to extreme alcohol intake on the stage do there weren't many photos taken but here are two.


Me and Matt handling our beer successfully at mid afternoon


Trubby looking the worse for wear and Jet sluuurrring at us mid afternoon.

Tommorrow it will be time to pack the car to head for Dover Friday night. The rest of the holiday around Scandianivia goes something like this:

Friday night - Dunkirk
Saturday - Copenhagen
Sunday - Copenhagen
Monday - Lisberg Theme park (Gothenberg)
Tuesday - Gothenburg driving onto Oslo for Tuesday night
Wednesday - Oslo
Thursday - Oslo moving onto Stockholm friday night
Friday - Stockholm
Saturday - Stockholm
Sunday - must be in dunkirk by night time
Monday - ferry home.

Well we will see anyway. Car is ready and rearing to go (I hope).


Oh are forgot to blogg this, one of the first photos of Mr Poades & Mrs Poades kid.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Regretably ralley europe has been cancelled. I called Big-L to let him know and got him to agree ten days around Scandanivia would be just the ticket instead. Here's the plan...



Mad but true.

Anyway tommorrow a whole bunch of lads are jetting of to not so sunny at the moment Barcelona for Paul beason and nippers stag do's oh hell.
After the Rainbow we headed up town to the varsity, and from there we went to the Dilshad where Matt Poade consumed ten chillis!



Which Jet found most entertaining,,,,,,



The next day I did 2sets of exercise. First I got on my bike and then later Matt and myself went snowboarding at the snowdome. Only Matt wanted me to say can we do it next week instead. I when I called him wanted him to say can we do it next week instead. The truff was Sunday had mashed us.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Well with little sleep and too much to drink Big-L came round to collect me for relegation battle of the Rainbow V Cassual Old Boys, witht he match taking place at the Wolverhampton Cassuals ground.
Lovely and sunny would they manage to secure enough goals past the opposition to win and stay in the league? Probably the most tense game of the season...








Ryan can't beleive his look when another Rainbow player actual passes to his feet!



Jet coming in for the kisk of a life time







Its a goal for Rainbow



Foul comin ref its foul sureley?



Trubby 'Where the ball gone?!?!'





Action man Dan saves the day and reboots the ball



Can Neil keep hold of the ball?





Who's kicking what?



Steve Beason there again





Ryan suffers from shirt grabbing but does not surrender



Dan in a panic as the Rainbow defence starts to crumble









If only the ball could be kept lower it would have been a goal









Rainbow outclassing the opposition again



Steve Beason doing one of his dances again.







Neil going for the dive











Steve BEason giving it the boot



Goal for the Rainbow







Trubby giving it the high boot



Some all star action



Neil Allen striking yet again, what a performance



Neil Allen giving it the boot



The walls to far left lads which reults in a goal for the opposition booh



Jake taps the ball







Should I step back a bit?



Gav doesn't want to be left out and also gives it the boot





Neil Allen in control while Sprog smartly walks down the pitch behnd him



Jet 'I can't look at him he's just to ugly'












Celebrations with minutes to go



Time wasting


Rainbow win, showing there biggest audience yet what they can really do.

Bill Poades comment 'I knew they could do it but why why did they have to make such hard work of it?'

Later we went to the Rainbow to Celebrate................




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