Tring Thing!

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I caught up with Angela today at the King’s Arms in Tring. The venue was chosen because it was roughly halfway between us.

I thought I knew Tring, but as I approached the town, it all felt very unfamiliar! 🤔. What a lovely town though! – very leafy, a nice parade of shops and where the houses looked very posh! Our table was booked for noon, but we both arrived early – around 11.30. Trust us to pick a Pub where it didn’t have a car park – I think we each got the last space in the road opposite. So, just time for a quick natter ‘in the street’ before the Pub opened its doors bang on time.

It was great to catch up face-to-face, rather than via Zoom or over the phone – and together with the service and the food, we both had a great time catching up with each other’s news and of course, putting the world right! 😁

We left just before 3pm, but both of us had ‘sticky’ journeys home, meaning we didn’t get in until about 4.45pm.

Just in time for England v Germany, part of (the postponed) Euro 2020 tournament! I needn’t have rushed! Those that know me, know that my soccer knowledge is legendary 😁. IMHO, the first half was a bit of a snore-fest, resulting in a nil-nil score after 45 minutes. The best thing was probably the fans’ singing!!! 😴😴.

The second-half initially didn’t feel much better, but it got better (for us anyway!). A momentary increase in blood pressure in the 56th minute (for all the wrong reasons) as Germany’s Werner came far too close to scoring! 😮. Then, after 78 minutes, just as Ann commented: “I think this might go to penalties”, along came England’s Sterling to pop one in the back of the net for us! 😃. 80 minutes in and a poor pass by England left Germany’s Muller to surely equalise having an almost open goal – luckily for us, he missed! Phew!!! 😛. Five minutes later, in the 75th minute, and we scored again, courtesy of Kane. Things were looking up – and England were now on fire!!! After 4 minutes of extra-time, as the whistle blew,

England were victorious! All of this means we’re through to the quarter-finals where we’ll face either Sweden or Ukraine.


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