The Germans aren't drinking as much beer as they used to.
It's official - according to figures released by the German Drinking Association or whoever's in charge of drinking related statistics - they're drinking less. The reason? Obviously global warming which would appear to be the root of all evil and the most over used excuse of the moment. But also the fact there hasn't been any recent major sporting events. Are you kidding?
Two words - Havant and Waterlooville.
Anyway - take note my German friends - major sporting events in Team UK are alive and kicking as too - I suspect - is our beer consumption. Off to Twickenham this Saturday with middle brother James (I'm the youngest) and dad to watch England (possibly) stuff the Welsh.
(Apology to Wales will follow on Monday if prediction proves less than accurate)
Should be fun - and it's the first time ever that we three have trooped off to a major sporting event together. There's something quite nice about the thought of watching it with my dad and my brother. I'm sure families do it all the time but for us it's a first.
I guess as you grow up a bit you begin to realise how lucky you are to have family around and want to make the most of it.
A sport we all like - a time when can all do - and a place we can all get to.
The Cuthills get organised.
There's a first time for everything.
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Jon Cuthill is a presenter on BBC Radio Solent. You can listen to him every weekday from 9am-12.30pm, or listen again online at his website.