I haven’t done a ‘Photo an Hour’ post before! Mostly because some of my days consist of me sitting binge-watching horror on Netflix, knitting or watching Rusty run around the living room. But on the 16th of July we had something a little more exciting to do – Mike was representing England in the Wheelchair Rugby Sevens, in a match against France!
Photographs taken on a Galaxy S6 Smartphone.
|8AM setting off, the weather wasn’t so pretty in the morning.|
|9AM checking we had the correct change for the tolls!|
|10AM heading through the tolls to avoid traffic this early on a Saturday morning.|
|11AM finally London is appearing on the road signs!|
|12PM we stopped at a services, and while I took advantage of the free WIFI Mike ordered me one of his favourite salads. Naturally, I was catching Pokémon at this point.|
|1PM Dartford Crossing. We didn’t realise the tolls had been removed from the crossing until we passed through!|
|2PM we made it! I settled down into the stands as Mike went to go get the days plan from his team mates.|
|3PM watching some of the other games taking place – with my Poundland-found Disney tote. There are no better princesses than Aurora right?|
|4PM essential chair repairs taking place – the back posts of Mike’s sports chair had made holes in the fabric so I darned the holes for him.|
|5PM with fifteen minutes until kick off, this is the time to sand off the grime his chair has collected from the sports halls. Its not a pretty job but very much a needed one to help his tyres grip the polished flooring.|
|6PM half time break! Just before the teams resumed play there was a moment the whole hall came together to stand against the atrocities in France. It was beautiful.|
|8PM and the medals were presented – I’m a very proud WAG. Mike has played wheelchair rugby league for a lot of years, our home is filled with trophies and medals but this is the first for the sevens tournament.|
|9PM the journey home, punctuated by a quick stop for sweet coffee and a bite to eat (a steak and cheese roll, a favourite of Mike and he earned it!) and we started the drive back to Warrington.|
I decided that was enough photographs – simply because we were both incredibly tired and it was a dark, dreary drive home in the rain. Looking over the photographs, I’m aware it might seem a little bit of an odd day to document – but I thought it time we shared our links to disability sports on the blog a little. It does crop up in our daily lives quite often, and I’ve never included the matches, tournaments and training on the blog really. I don’t play – my parents coach and manage their own wheelchair rugby league team, Mike has represented England and Wales in the sport while I happily indulge in spectating (and repairs).
Thank you for spending the day with us! Please, feel free to leave comments below with any questions – I’m happy to answer them!