Today I’m wearing:
- The Dress
- Topshop denim dress. Yes I know I said I am 10 years too old for Topshop, but this is so 1970s housewife that it’s hardly Topshop at all.
- My super warm and comfy Ecco ankle boots. Like slippers for the outdoors.
- Hoodie to keep the chill from my bones.
I’m home! I’m back in dear old Yorkshire. It’s been a lovely weekend, but I’m fair sleepy now. I may have had an hour long nap in the car, but that doesn’t mean I’m not sleepy now.
So tonight is a truly madly briefly post. Today I’ve played Cluedo, duck duck goose, and sat in the car for 3 and a half hours. All of this is deeply tiring.
These pictures were taken at a service station near Nottingham. I’d just woken up, hence the ruffled hair, crumpled dress and tiny eyes. The services were bursting with Middlesbrough fans, drowning their sorrows in Burger King and doughnuts before resuming the trek north. I know the result, I gather from 5Live that Norwich deserved to win, and I’m pleased for them. I’m especially happy for their youngest fan, Lottie, who I know dressed in the Norwich colours specially today.
In other excellent sporting news, England beat New Zealand in a thriller of a test match. 30 for 4 on day 1, then coming back to win? Just splendid. Cricket is something I’m warming to more and more. I hadn’t realised how emotionally invested I was until they won. When they won, we were listening to Test Match Special on A’s phone, whilst driving up the M1. There was much restrained air punching and motorway appropriate seat bouncing in our car.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, some are born cricket fans and some have cricket thrust upon them. I’m rather in the latter category, but I seem to be learning. We’re going to the second day of the second test on Saturday at Headingley. I’m actually quite excited.
I’m really tired now, but have just enough mental energy to ask you to donate. There are only a few days left before the end of the month and of ODOM. There’s just £70 to go to the target of £700. If 10 people each donate £7, we’ll be there.
All the money goes to St Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate. They looked after my Nan just before she died and I just want to help them as much as I can.
Justgiving.com/caitlin-rushby or text ODOM79 £5 to 70070