The first England game of the World Cup is just 3 days away.

There’s no avoiding it, and to be honest I don’t want to. I like any excuse for a party and the World Cup is certainly that. I like an excuse to get all excited and patriotic for a couple of weeks. What I don’t like is when good natured patriotism spills over into thuggery and xenophobia.

But we won’t let the morons ruin our fun will we?

If you’re lucky enough to be travelling to South Africa then Glossary has a great post on what to pack and expect, and I hope you don’t need those reminders from the Home Office not to behave like an idiot. If you’re staying at home then don’t forget that just because the Football is on is no reason to forget your sartorial head and start dressing badly.

Seriously. No.

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Just because you’re watching Football doesn’t mean you can’t be a lady, try demonstrating your patriotism like this:

Of course, if you really can’t stand the Football, there’s always Wimbledon. I shall personally be watching both (see aforementioned “any excuse for a party” )

I shall leave you with the words of Mr.B the Gentleman Rhymer and his World Cup Song.

You can download it for free here.