Dean, proudly sporting England's flag and jersey before the game.
Dean and Jo (his wife) put on a really nice BBQ, good company and lots of talking (mostly by their daughter Emma! LOL).
The boys fell in love with their dog Molly -- a really nice, very large Golden Labrador. Which is good since my parents have 2 large dogs too!
In the end, England drew 1-1 -- Brazil got a last minute goal in added time to tie it up. But, apparently, it was a good game! David Beckham had been recalled to the England squad and played well enough to play later a bit later in the Eur0 2008 Qualifier the next week.
ENGALUND, ENGALUND, ENGALUND!
We spent the night at Dean & Jo's, and spent a leisurely morning chatting and drinking tea. Then, we headed back to Nanny & Grandad's.
The boys played a bit in Nanny and Grandad's back garden.
Then we headed out to play at Ruislip Lido.
There was a playground on the beach with lots of play structures...
Then we had some ice cream (of course...)
If you've ever wondered what Sandy Balls is, stay tuned for part 4!