Saturday, February 10, 2007

Swing low, sweet chariot (live)

Today, we're going to Twickenham :-) We've got tickets to watch England v Italy "followed by Women's 6 Nations". It's cold, wet and miserable, just the kind of day alcohol was invented for. Shame I'm not much of a drinker.

I can't whinge too much, coz my considerate friend Loops has already offered to take my ticket off my hands and spare me the ordeal (in your dreams Loops!).

So, for the plus points, it looks like we've got good seats in the middle tier. All I'm worried about is whether there's cover from the rain, as I have no rainproof gear. As a true city girl, I have no need for a raincoat in normal circumstances. Last time we went to Twickenham was in November 2004. We watched England v South Africa. It was also cold and wet, but we were in the top tier - we needed binoculars to see the players, but at least we were dry.

I'm not too concerned about the cold coz I've learned my lesson. Every coldproof item of clothing I own - thermal underwear, cashmere jumpers, "bodysensor" tights, scarves, gloves, hats, fleeces and coats will be considered when I dress this morning. I'm thinking of taking a small blanket with me. After last time, I'm leaving nothing to chance.

I'm even taking the leftover chocolates from last night's get-together with me. I have no shame. They're individually wrapped, so they'll be perfect. I'll take some mixed nuts and a couple of nutri-bars too. I'm going to be like these old lady travellers who carry their snacks with them in poly-bags, but I don't care. We may go for a fry up at some point. Anything with lots of calories is bound to help keep warm/soak up the alcohol.

Vindaloo, Vindaloo and we all like vindaloo
We're England
We're gonna score one more than you
Go England!

Oops! Wrong anthem :-o


Marg, the Sal. said...

Have a great time!

Gigi said...

What on earth are bodysensor tights? I mean, I can guess but I've never heard of them before...

Enjoy yourself and keep warm!

Tinsie said...

Thank you both. We had a fantastic time, but it was bl**dy cold, I tell you!

@ Gigi: They're tights that "stay cool when it's warm and warm when it's cool". Marks and Spencer sell them. They're brilliant for British weather, when you can get 3 seasons in the same day :-)

Marg, the Sal. said...

I might need a pair of those, then! The Burgh is a lot like this as well!

Loops said...

Ooohh Tinsie - I could have saved your tights from an outing. You could have donated your ticket to a worthy cause (me) and I'd have suffered the cold in your place.

Tinsie said...

Awww Loops! Self-sacrificing as always... hehe