“I follow The Blues. Ever since my father took me along.
I was twelve then, in 1954
But I like football generally
‘I do’ I said
And our match was made
For 90 minutes
With time added on
For good company
n.b. Either you get it, or you don’t. Danny, aged 77 is still 12 years old when he talks football. “Owh! Just look at his face! Look at his face!” as Barry Davies re-marked during a BBC Match of the Day commentary many years ago. You can see the light in the eyes.
I only met Danny yesterday and probably won’t ever see him again, but what a great conversationalist.
n.b. Lavey Les Bains is always worth a visit in winter. The hot springs are an enlivening experience on a frosty morning, with steam clouds rising into clear blue skies above the looming mountains from the waters.
The experience is even more invigorating during snowfall, as the mix of warm and cold air forms swirling fog that consumes the visitors to the spa, leaving the effect that you have the open air baths to yourself and your companion – it’s magical!