Tuesday, June 19

Winning start ... it's all downhill from here

As we are busy I celebrated England’s win with several alcohol-free lagers, falling asleep at ten and waking at seven. Must have needed a kip. The Three Lions win against Les Aigles de Carthage was not without incident and kept us on the edge of our seats – a work in progress, as they say. Football is the ultimate win-win, legitimising both national fervour and ancient prejudices rivalries. That we are happy to share a beer afterwards is testament to the power of football over politics. Fogbound this morning, literally rather than metaphorically. Appears the murk is with us for a couple of days.

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