Im not going to lie, one of the things that i was most excited about was going to the Ashes Cricket, and today was finally the day. THE ASHES. AT THE OVAL. Not sure i have been so pumped about anything in a long long time.
Fortunately for us the days cricket couldn’t have turned out any better. I remember talking to my workmates a few weeks ago and much to their amusement, i confidently predicted that we will win the toss, bat first, and be 3/300 after day 1. Well we were actually four down at the close of play, but other than that it couldn’t have gone better. Watson batted really well, which almost frustrates you more because it makes you think about how often he HASNT done this as often as he should. Hopefully he makes the number three his own now, and hopefully we finally win a test match in England, because it will bode well for the return series.
After the cricket we headed over to Shakespeare’s Globe for a performance of Henry VI. I am usually not a huge fan of theatre, but i have to admit i quite like Shakespeare, much more than musical theatre in general. The Globe Theatre is a recreation of what the original theatre looked like, so there is an old thatched roof, rickety old seats, and also a large open floor where the plebs could go to watch the play. This is how it still is today, for standing only tickets you only pay £5! What a bargain, even for someone that doesn’t really like this sort of thing, definitely worth checking out.
Inside the Globe Theatre
Chereen with the Thames and St Pauls Cathedral in the background
Thames at Night
Underneath the London Bridge on the way back to the tube station