Some photos of yesterday's adventure in Marseille. We left the stadium in Clermont at 8 am. (I think there were 32 of us on the bus), Isabelle who had organised everything had brought 'petit dejeuner' of apple chaussons and croissants, yoghurts, coffee, you name it, she thought of it. We said that all she needed was a hostess trolley like in an aeroplane to serve us all! The kids were all in heaven being allowed free reign with their electronic games meaning that the adults had peace and quiet! We stopped in Avignon for a buffet lunch before arriving in Marseille where we had a police escort to the stadium.
Abbey did a great job of face painting the kids, although after doing one half of Greg's face we realised he didn't have his ASM t-shirt on so it all had to be cleaned off and re-done (carefully due to his nose). Unfortunately it was so hot that by half-time they all wanted it cleaned off as it was making them feel too hot. We had earphones to listen to the referee which Greg enjoyed, I think he thought he was like his Dad. Our seats were quite near the pitch so the boys enjoyed getting a few words with Neil before the start of the game. The atmosphere was great although I must remember not to sit next to Kelly in Paris (only joking) as she sings even rugby songs with a gorgeous voice!
The worst part was hanging around to leave Marseille, we stopped at a service station and ate around 10pm. before arriving in Clermont again at 3.30 am. It was a great day and I was glad that I had no occasion to panic about losing Greg which I was fearful of. He took my warnings and stayed pretty close to me throughout for a change.
So, we've it all to do again next Saturday night in Paris against Toulouse, can't wait, ALLEZ ASM!!!!!!!!!!!