Wednesday, 16 June 2010

This one's for you, Dave.

Dave didn't know we had a blog. He does now! Say, "Hi Dave."

After last weeks hiatus we were back to business down the Ribs. Back to business with an added dose of football. Not just any football, but World Cup 2010 football. And what a footballing treat we had to accompany the games on Tuesday - the mighty Brazil vs everyone's favourite Democratic Republic; the Democratic People's Republic of Korea*. It was going to be a hammering...

Just like our game of Taj Mahal. I couldn't believe Jimmy, Rich and Andy didn't realised that they were DPRK and I was Brazil when it came to playing Taj. Lambs to the slaughter came to mind. Except it didn't go as planned. It was like we were hurled into some parallel universe. Not only did the Brazilians fail to score more than two goals, but they also let DPRK score a goal as well. Crazy! And even more unlikely was that I came third in Taj Mahal. Beaten by Jimmy and Rich by quite a stretch. THIRD? What next? Switzerland beating Spain...

On the other table, in a small pocket of normality, Crocker crushed Dave and Pete at the spatial manipulation game Pueblo. Twice.

Beer: I had a pint of Shepherd Neame's aptly named 4-4-2. Pale in colour, full bodied, and brewed with 10 different hop varieties to celebrate the World Cup. I rate it a 6 and compare it to Le Harve as it seems a bit too much trouble to go to for something that average.

* I must admit I'm partial to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but only because it looks like some crazy doctor when written on maps. DR Congo will see you now.

Friday, 4 June 2010

No meeting on 8th June 2010

Yes, you read that correctly. There will be no meeting next week on the 6th June. Oh noes!

We were a bit thin on the ground this week with just four of us. We humoured Crocker and let him beat us at Caylus. Luke won with a perverted building strategy where he didn't use the building track and didn't build a prestige building, in fact no-one built a prestige building. Odd game.

See you all in two weeks time.