A weekend of cricket, rugby and cricket……

Last weekend my dear friend and I travelled to Birmingham for  an England v Sri Lanka one day international. We arrived in good time, and picked up a reasonably healthy lunch time chicken wrap. 
You can see by the photo that we were optimistic about the weather! 

We were high up, and as a vertigo sufferer, there were a few scary moments. Sandwiched between two men who were, to small talk, akin to me having a singing career! 


The match was a spectacle, especially the bananas, with Alex Hales and Jason Roy each scoring a century to win. We were lucky with the weather, although no cricket tan topping up! A journey to Fort Dunlop travelodge was fairly easy, although sleeping arrangements interesting. Inadvertently having booked a family room there was a spacious double and a pull out single…….

Bright and early we made our way to Worcester, passing the Lea & Perrins building. We found an O’Neills and seats were pulled up and a small breakfast consumed. Purpose –  to watch England v Australia in Sydney. 

A thrilling match ensued and England won the series 3-0. Avoiding heavy showers we resumed our journey to Bristol.

We had arranged to meet my niece and her boyfriend and a tardy taxi arrived to drop us at El Puerto, a tapas restaurant. The food was sooo tasty, washed down with Pimms and white wine.

Next stop was a bar for a cocktail, beer and Diet Coke.


A good night’s sleep was enjoyed , with both having a double each! Bliss.

Up early again, Andy had offered a lift to Gloucster’s ground for another ODI. Optimistic that our luck would hold with the weather, sundresses were order of the day. It was regretted later, but can’t blame the girls for trying.



The match was abandoned after we had sat through drizzle and showers to see the Sri Lankan innings. The rain followed us all the way home! 

Memories made by us both, laughter and family time enjoyed. 

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