Sunday, September 2, 2007

Just Another Weekend

Nope, it's not Labor (or Labour) Day Weekend around here. However, the final Monday in August is the Summer Bank Holiday, so last weekend was Bank Holiday Weekend. That Saturday we attended our first football match. We cheered our Woking Cards (short for Cardinals, wearing the red and white jerseys) to a 0-0 draw against Cambridge United. It's not the Premiership (as in Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United - the hated Yankees of the league), but tickets are attainable and affordable. Even at this level of play, home and away fans are kept segregated, and most stand the entire match. And to say the least, their language is...colorful!

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On Monday we considered heading into London for the Notting Hill Carnival - Europe's biggest street festival. However, I was in the midst of a nasty cold (which Dave has this weekend, and Chris has avoided so far), so we opted against spending the day with well over half a million of our closest friends. Instead, we attended the Woking Summer Festival, a fundraiser for Rotary Club charities. Arriving just in time to see and hear the Surrey Pipe Band, we also took in a number of other events including a Punch and Judy show, and enjoyed watching children ride the double decker bus on the merry-go-round. It was a day that indeed lived up to its byline of "Family, Fun & Cars."

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