Saturday, 12 June 2010

England Hooligan

Thursday 10th June

'Don't forget!' The chemo nurses reminded me as I left ward no. 1 for the last time, 'you'll burn more easily in the sun!'

'Yeh, Yeh, I know,' I said, skipping out. I'd read about 4 million leaflets about chemo side affects. Of course I knew about the bloody sun. What do they think I am for God's sake? Stupid?

Last night, I had a little chuckle when I saw the weather forecast - 'It'll be hoying down with rain in the north east,' the lady said, 'and glorious sunshine where you are, Shents.'

So what did I do the next day? I went to the play park with the kids, left the suncream at home and sat watching the kids zoom around in the blazing sun. It was lovely....until I looked in the mirror this evening. I have a bandana tan. If I just added a little bit of red face paint vertically over my head, it would be more of a St.George's cross tan - well alright, St. George's BURN - on my face - a red stripe across my forehead, and a red stripe down my long pointy nose....just in time for the world cup - I look like I have been branded with the England flag. Take the bandana off, and I look like the perfect England hooligan. Come on England!


  1. lol.....

    I'm a huge sun-dodger. A virtual summer recluse. People think I'm weird when I say I hate the sun!

    I think the funniest sunburn I've seen was when my sisters baldy hubby fell asleep with his sunglasses on his head!

  2. I might try that one before my hair grows back!