3rd December 2016
It’s a beautifully crisp December evening and I’ve just got the train back from watching England beat Australia at Twickenham.
I’ve eased into my lazyboy in front of the fire with a cheeky glass of port and a mince pie (a little early I know) and I really can’t believe what a year it’s been all round.
A year of change and growth for the country and a huge smack of joy for the revived force that is England rugby.
England’s first overseas series win in the Cook Cup since the World Cup winning year of 2003, Grand Slam Champions, Chris Robshaw named player of the year, Christian Wade back to his searing best and Anthony Itoje is proving to be the literal monster find of the century,
Britain and especially London is buzzing from the unforeseen success and freedom of breaking away from the EU, Boris Johnson has shelved his political ambitions in favour of some Buddhist soul searching in a retreat in India and who’d have thought we’d have topped the Olympics medal table (with Victoria Pendleton winning dressage and Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards The Pole Vault!).
Off to wash my port and mince pie down with a bit more port and cheese.
Can’t wait for the Six Nations.