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We have not long arrived at Arjan's house for another one of his mother's fantastic meals. Fajitas with a mix of crispy chicken, Mexican chicken and beef chilli. Just what the doctor ordered! Although I'm surprised I managed it after eating not two hours before. We all woke quite late this morning. Or should I say afternoon. I think we all needed the sleep catch up. There hasn't been a large amount of good quality sleep on this trip. Not long after I woke up I went for a trip down to the supermarket with Alex, Emily and Tom while Callum remained peacefully asleep in the tent. We are running pretty low on funds so it was going to be a very budgeted shop. I figured if I was careful, I could buy Callum and I enough food to last us until we go home. That would be nice. And it would seem that we will be going to Arjan's house for dinner everyday until we leave. Which is delicious on the stomach and on the wallet. Excellent news! The local supermarket has everything one would look for in a supermarket. Budget friendly food, free samples and free coffee. Love it! It's located about a 5 minute drive from the campsite. I would recommend it highly. It's a chain called Albert Heijn.

The band have another radio show tonight at 9pm-11pm Netherlands time (8pm-10pm UK time). We are not entirely sure of how it will pan out but it will be more or less the same as yesterday, but longer. The band will be performing Don't Speak Out Loud, Memories and Lion, live in the studio. They are going to have a practice soon to prepare for the show. If it goes anything like it did yesterday, it's going to be a great show! It went really well yesterday, and the celebrations afterwards were full if delights and humorous banter back at the campsite. Although there was a minor accident when Alex slammed my finger in the car door. But the pain was quickly phased out by the absolute hilarity of a rather inebriated Alex attempting to bandage up my finger.  Another recommendation, everyone got their pens at the ready? Never let Alex Gruz be a doctor! He tries his best, and his heart is in the right place, but i ended up taking the dressing off before I retired to bed, as it was near cutting off my circulation, I quite like having circulation, i think I'll keep it. I'm really liking this part of the your. It's a lot more relaxed, and I can be involved. It's pretty exciting! 

One thing we have not included in this blog thus far is a bears update of Callum's beard. To be honest, it needs a blog of its own. It's quite epic! For the first time in the tour I managed to persuade Callum to finally shave this afternoon. He needed to, his face was rapidly disappearing under a huge mass of ginger hair. He had a Tom Hanks from Castaway look about him. He wears the look well, but it's nice to see his familiar face again!

The guys are playing a game of cheat before we venture back to the campsite for a rehearsal. This has been a game played many times on our Europe jaunt. At least twice in ever country I'd say. It's pretty funny times. I don't think I'll ever be a winner at this game, but I'm quite happy being a participant some highly entertaining down time.

If you would like to tune in to the radio show tonight, tune in to www.streekomroepstart.nl at 9pm UK time. Also, if you would like to hear the radio stream from yesterday's show, go to http://www.omroepstein.nl/node/292

Posted by Jarmitage 10:25 Archived in Netherlands

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