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We're football crazy, we're football mad...

The European Summer of 2018, just like the Summer of ’76, 
will long be remembered as a great one. 

It has been very relaxed. 
Indeed perfect for eating outdoors, family get-togethers, 
watching tennis and attending the Henley Royal Regatta.


The Summer of 76 Club made me feel pretty old. 

It was one of the driest, sunniest and warmest British summers (June/July/August) in the 20th century, 
and those of us who remember it, do so with great affection!



England had a welcome distraction from the politics of Brexit, by making good progress in the FIFA World Cup Football 2018. English flags fluttered across the land and Gareth Southgate’s young English team had us believing the impossible that like their win in  1966 ‘Football’s Coming Home’ 

Personally, it has been really exciting,
we've been in Russia to watch the football. 
Whaaaaat, I hear you say?

You can read all about our adventures 
by clicking on the links to each post below:



Click here ----> From Russia with Love:  
My son had a great idea, that we should take him to Russia to celebrate his 21st Birthday! 

We bought the tickets before the political situation deteriorated...

He was born in Belgium so we have been cheering the Red Devils on!






 Hello, I'm off to see my first matches at the FIFA  World Cup in Russia.

Would you like to be a crazy soccer fan and see what it really was like? 

I'm impressed by the organisation, transport, people and the fun we had. 




  Postcard from Moscow
I loved Moscow, it was a stunning city. 
Here are my ideas for a perfect day in Moscow

In this post, I take you on a little wander with me and show you what we got up to when not watching football.




Then there has been the best football story of all. The brave rescue of the team of 12 young football players and their coach, trapped deep in the caves in Northern Thailand. 

If there was a World Cup for teamwork and bravery the Wild Boars from Chiang Rai and their incredibly talented rescuers, would win.

Images from Chiang Rai

In the middle of all the World Cup excitement, my daughter’s Women's National Premier League football team made it to their Women's State Cup final. 
Who knew when we booked to watch Belgium play 
we'd be missing a big match at home?!

I was able to tune in to see it streamed across the world and see her hobble off with an injury. One moon boot and two crutches later, this crazy soccer Mum will be home to lend a hand and walk the dog. 
Yes, I will be coming to you from the depths of an Australian winter next week. Never a dull moment!

Thank you for stopping by, as always it is a pleasure to see you.



PS At the moment I am running two blogs. I am making slow progress into my littlewanderingwren.com Wordpress Blog, my new logo has been designed and I will be excited to see it live!



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