Yesterday we packed a box to send home. After walking to the Post Office to mail the box we looked for a pub to watch some footie (soccer to those of you in the US).
The first pub we stopped in had Liverpool and Manchester United on, but the fans were all avid Liverpool fans. That would never do. Therefore, we returned to The Belvedere, which has become one of our favorites in Acton. The place was packed, but we managed to find a couple of stools with views of three of the 8 TVs playing the match. Liverpool fans were on one side of the pub and Man U fans on the other. We were in the middle. Liverpool was ahead , but soon Man U tied it up. That was the way the game ended. Unfortunately, Manchester City later won and took over first place.
We grabbed a table when the place cleared, pulled out our Kindles, and settled in with some chicken wings to read and await the next match. We ordered some dinner just as the Chelsea and Everton match began. Chelsea was ahead 2-0 by the half and we decided to return to London Guest House.
That’s Saturday afternoon in London!
Sounds like a little change of pace for you two! We, in contrast, saw some Whirling Dervishes demonstrating their meditation rituals last night and they seemed to truly go into trances. Their faces looked beatific after whirling for a while. Pretty spiritual thing although they are demonstrating it for the public. No beer or wings in sight!
Although different, I assure you that wings, beer, and Manchester United in a British pub is also a spiritual experience. It sounds very similar to whirling dervishes…rituals, trances, beatific smiles, and public demonstrations. Glad you’re enjoying your adventures.