You ''kneed'' to read this!22.10.2015
Hey everyone, Matt from Australia here and I'm delighted to have been chosen as this week's Smile of the Week!
Its definitely been an eventful week for me as our Pinkie v. German Work Party football match turned out to be a little more exciting than expected. Helping out as the team's goalkeeper I dived in for a goal-line save, and before I knew it our Grounds Manager Paul had come through and kneed me right in the face! Living up to my nomination as Smile of the Week however this little incident didn't take away from my tendency to throw out a pun even at the worst of times. With my nose still bleeding and unable to stand up, I thought it was worth reflecting that "I definitely didn't kneed that". At the very least it served its purpose of letting everyone else know that I was still alright, and I think I might have even heard a cheap laugh in the background too. Whilst it did keep me out of action for a few days its sure given me a good story to tell, and I'll be sure to be much more careful next time around! I do like to believe though that my pun efforts whilst I've been over here have been held up to a reasonable standard, generally shown by the constant groans I receive after running through some of my favourite material. Yes, a 'reasonable standard' in my world often translates to 'absolutely awful' for most other people, but that's more than alright by me.
Thankfully I'm back in action now, and also wanted to take the chance to tell everyone a little bit about where I've had my photo taken. I'm sitting on the balcony of the Kanderlodge, and whilst the Kanderlodge is a lovely building in itself, its the view across to the Chalet that really catches my eye. Every time I'm over in the Kanderlodge I start to get excited about the walk back long before I've set off, knowing what will soon be coming my way. For those brief couple of minutes heading back to the Chalet I make sure to soak in the wonderful sight in front of me, whilst truly appreciating where in the world I am right now. KISC is a beautiful place, I've seen countless pictures and videos of it before, but to see it in real life is something else altogether. Walking this route countless times over the past month and a half I'm yet to get tired of the picturesque chalet and mountainous backdrop, and I hope it stays the same way for the rest of my time here. Its not just the visual side to the walk either, as what the chalet represents is something quite extraordinary in itself. To know that an idea conjured up over 90 years ago is still being played out today is quite special, and knowing that I'm actually a part of it today helps to bring on a warm and cosy feeling without fail. I'm sure once you take this walk for yourself you'll know what I'm going on about, but for those of you who haven't made it to the center yet you'll just have to take my word for it until then!