For those who hate the World Cup!

Everyone's gone World Cup crazy, but what do you do if you're not into football? In Bristol, they've come up with a nice alternative for non-footie fans.

The footie fans have the big screen in Queens Square where they can watch the match, so for everyone else, they've set up a rival screen in Quakers Friars where they're showing summer themed films such as Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing, Grease and Roman Holiday! They've also got Nintendo Wii challenges and Wimbledon coverage.

Given that I've got Algeria in the office sweepstake, I don't think my interest in the World Cup will be sustained very long, so I'm grateful for the rival screen!

I'm also planning a no football spa day with some friends on a match day! With any luck, the place will be empty!

What alternatives have you all come up with?

 

 

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pembo's picture

how about

pembo | | Permalink

helping out our Greek friends as well by getting them to sell (at a discount) one of their surplus islands so all those who hate footy can have a whip round to buy it to spend the rest of their days in blissful footyless paradise....this has the added benefit for those of us who love the beautiful game of not being bored to death by them leaving us to enjoy Algeria being thrashed tomorrow evening (sorry)...???

pembo

stepurhan's picture

Use your imagination

stepurhan | | Permalink

I'm sure we can come up with some alternatives. With the general age expressed on these forums we must have plenty of people from the era that knew how to make its own entertainment. :-)

Not being stuck in an office today I went for a nice long walk and read a good book (at the same time, but that's another story). Enjoying the sunshine was far preferable to being stuck in a dark house/office/pub watching footie.

The book in question was this one. I'll grant the title isn't exactly snappy but it's a good book that I'd recommend if you want to try something a bit different. (Finished it just after getting back)

Paul Scholes's picture

Wasn't planned but

Paul Scholes | | Permalink

It so happened that last Saturday evening when London was echoing to chants & hype, my daughter & I were inside the Royal Albert Hall with 60 Swans.....and they call football beautiful!

I have to agree though that in general, doesn't matter what's on the TV, I can't bear to be inside at this time of year and a walk in the woods or up on the North Downs with the dog, is all I need (I'd take a book, one of James Lovelock's at the moment) but the moment I take my eyes off her Franky is up to no good.

AnnaKournikovasKnickers's picture

Use you imagination

AnnaKournikovas... | | Permalink

Short book or long walk?

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