A quick behind-the-scenes look at how we get this site together while we’re on the road. Believe me, it’s not easy.
The trouble with this blogging thing is that doing and publishing both require time, and we just don’t have enough to give to both. So we muddle our way through, aware that one of them will suffer.
I usually work in my sleep
So we grab what time we can to edit and write — in this case after dinner in a cafe, as you can see. Ah, this gonzo journalism lark… how much easier it would be if we’d decided to simply write about what we’re doing — video seems to take so much more effort to produce that text.
Right, I’ll stop complaining now.
Well, we did eventually manage to have a bit of a knock-about in Ieper, but not the full-scale game that we had hoped for. Instead, we found Glyn, Peter and Matthieu playing keepie-uppie in the field next to our campsite. As so often happens when it’s underway, The Ball quickly became a source of fascination and a little puzzlement. Once we’d explained what it was all about, Phil and I donned our KVK Ieper shirts and joined in the kickabout.
KVK Ieper Stadium
We look for the legacy of the Christmas Truce game with a visit to KVK Ieper and have a chat and a kickabout with the club chairman, Rik Verstraete.
Rik Verstraete, Chairman of KVK Ieper
A Colonel of the Grenadier Guards signs The Ball
Would these people have become great footballers if they hadn’t sadly died in the first world war?