tger greenhaddock: The Winter Break

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Winter Break

Last Saturday the Haddock family ventured north to Bremen to watch Werder play Bayer Leverkusen in the last Bundesliga game before the winter break. It was a cold day and we wrapped up warm but we still got pretty cold by the end of the day. But it didn’t matter as we saw a great game of football. It didn’t start so well, as Leverkusen took the lead, but the Weser Stadium erupted when Ivan Klasnic equalised. Bremen then made two early substitutions and then their standard of play really picked up.

The second half saw Werder Bremen step it up a gear. Some exciting football was played and the hosts came out on top winning 5-2. The hero of the day was Klasnic who is back in the team after having a kidney transplant earlier this year and he got on the score sheet twice. This result means Werder are in 2nd place in the Bundesliga on equal points with Bayern Munchen going into the winter break.

After the game we walked into town to visit the Christmas market. It was without doubt the best one I have visited so far in Germany. We had a nice time having a look around and the Juniorette bought herself a couple of little items. Eventually, when we were too cold we headed back to the car and then south back to Marburg. It was a great day out.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Maribeth said...

Merry Christmas, Haddock!

It does look cold in your pictures. We have been cold, and very snow for a few weeks now and I am a bit crazy.

Here is hoping you, Mrs Haddock and Juniorette have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

December 19, 2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

It's been cold in Buffalo, New York as well. Still looked like you had a great time..

Happy holidays, and may the eggnog and cookies be plenty.

Dorothy from grammology
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December 20, 2007 4:42 AM  
Blogger swenglishexpat said...

Happy Christmas Haddock! Interesting post; we are heading for Sweden tomorrow afternoon and will be staying overnight in Bremen. We go past the Weser Stadium as always and we will also have our usual walk around the Christmas market. I particularly like my Glühwine mit Schuss!

December 20, 2007 10:24 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Maribeth - Seasons greeting to you, hubby and the dogs! :)

Dorothy - Happy holidays to you as well! :)

Swenglishexpat - Have a great Christmas in Sweden. Bremen is a great town. I really like it! :)

December 20, 2007 10:51 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Oh that sounds like a lot of fun, even with the cold it's great to enjoy yourself outdoors.

December 21, 2007 3:23 AM  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

There's a couple of intrepid soccer enthusiasts, all dressed up to combat the cold!
I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas (with snow?) and all the best for 2008. May the Juniorette score many goals, and never be shown the dreaded red card!

December 21, 2007 3:39 AM  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi, The seasons greetings to you and your family,have a lovely time both at Christmas and the new year.

December 21, 2007 12:45 PM  
OpenID mouriz5020 said...

I just found your blog and it is very nice. I was born in Marburg and now live in New Orleans. My family sitll lives in there. My sister actually works at Ahrens. :)

It's nice to read something in english about my hometown.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Manuela

December 24, 2007 3:26 AM  
Blogger Mike B said...

It does look cold, but you at least had the good sense to wear cheery hats.

Happy Christmas to you all.

December 25, 2007 1:24 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

ET - It's always better to be out doors, no matter what the weather!

Ex-Shammickite - A very merry Christmas to you and your family in Canada. If the Juniorette had a red crd she would be devastated! :)

Bigbikerbob - Seasons greetings to you all in South Devon! :)

Manuela - I bet New Orleans is a change from Marburg. We shop in Ahrens quite a lot so maybe we have seen your sister. It's a great store. Hope you have a very festive Christmas time and a very happy new year! :)

Mikeb - There's nothing like waering a silly hat at Christmas time! :)

December 25, 2007 10:56 AM  
Blogger J said...

It didn't start off so well because Lev took the lead? That sounds like a great start to me.

You guys should come to Lev next year for the home game. Rich and I went last year and will be going again this year too.

February 10, 2008 7:23 PM  

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