The Champions League Final comes to Cardiff

How amazing was the atmosphere in Cardiff over the weekend? Β It has to be said, I’m not football’s biggest fan (I tend to eyeroll every time Sunny demands that I “watch this amazing goal!”) – but I can appreciate the buzz it creates when a big match comes to town. Β On Saturday afternoon we walked across the barrage to the fanzone down The Bay and had so much fun mingling with the fans and enjoying the pre-game atmosphere πŸ™‚ Β (Bungle had the most fun, he was a big hit with the Juventus fans..!)

There was plenty to do (watch a couple of friendly games on the floating pitch, score a goal, see the trophy, EAT…); the best thing we did was this photo. Β Bungle’s getting so much heavier now – but he was just about light enough toΒ be held up for long enough to have this picture taken!

We stopped in Eli Jenkins for a drink and a hotdog on their football themed tables outside πŸ™‚

Mingled with the fans…
Then we took the Aquabus back to Penarth and went home to watch the game. Β On the way these armed police whizzed alongside the boat and playfully accused the kids on board of being pirates πŸ™‚ Β The police (and organisers) clearly did a bang up job of keeping everyone safe and happy.

I’m still not a football fan, but proud of the city and everyone involved in putting on a great event πŸ™‚


3 thoughts on “The Champions League Final comes to Cardiff

  1. The atmosphere must have been quite something, given it was such a major event! I love the photo of the Real Madrid team with Bungle’s face πŸ™‚ I don’t tend to watch the Premiership, but when events like the World Cup or the Euros are on, I can’t help but watch all the matches (even those between teams I don’t even know anything about). There’s something addictive about major tournaments that I can’t quite put my finger on!

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