Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Weekend in Walldorf

Went to Walldorf last weekend to visit friends John and Bérénice. After arriving at midday on the Saturday, we went together to watch FC Astoria Walldorf play VfL Kirchheim/Teck in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. The home side won 3-1, scoreline that doesn't quite reflect FCA's dominance of the match. A good time was had by all.

We then took the train to Ladenburg to take in the traditional Christmas market, before heading back to Walldorf for a couple of drinks later that evening. On top of the beer and mulled wine we'd had earlier on.. (Whoops)

The evening ended at John's old local, known unofficially by all of us as "Geoff's" - a place I've visited many a time over the last eight years or so. Geoff the Irish manager no longer runs the place. His estranged wife does instead. After handing over the reins - as it were - Geoff managed another hostelry nearby. However, that venture ended prematurely, and Geoff has gradually gone off the radar since. According to John, no one really knows where he is now and what he's doing. It's all a bit of a sad story, really.

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