Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Oh Bugger Basildon - it's the nation's arsehole, don't you know

I was with the mighty All Blacks on Saturday for their first league game of the season away to Southend - the land of the personalised numberplate. We stayed the night before in the Holiday Inn at Basildon which is in the Festival Leaisure Park - an area known locally as 'Bas Vegas'. It certainly lived down to all my expectations and definitely fulfilled the words of the Glee Club song mentioned in the title of this post.

My favourite quote came from the receptionist talking to a customer:

Customer: "We're off on holiday next week to the West Country."

Receptionist: "Where's the West County?"

Customer: "West"

Beautiful.

Despite the gale force wind and two yellow cards in the first half, the game went according to plan for the Blacks as we won 30-23 and secured the bonus point. On course for promotion!

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