Tuesday, 13 September 2005
2-1 The Ashes come home
I joined everyone walking to Trafalgar Square, today at around midday, to celebrate the return of the Ashes to the UK.
Overhead was the pronounced buzz of multiple helicopters; Nelson surveyed the scene from his usual lofty vantage undisturbed by passing policemen.
The song Jerusalem was introduced and sung, complete with giant song words displaye for all to see.
Then the bus containing 'our lads'; the victorious Ashes winning team, made its way into the Square.
And on top, Vaughan and Pietersen restraining Freddie Flintoff who had already consumed a reasonable quantity of alcohol.