When do you wake up? I live in Brighton so I get woken by seagulls at 11am. I’ve usually done a gig on Saturday and won’t get in until 1am. My fiancé runs a cocktail bar, so he’ll be even later. It’s 2.30am before we have our ‘How was your day?’ chat, then we have a lie-in.
Sunday breakfast? Cereal on the sofa in pyjamas. We’ll save ourselves for a Sunday roast.
Sunday lunch? We take a beautiful walk along the cliffs and past the windmills to the Plough Inn in Rottingdean. It pains me to say it as a Yorkshire girl that the best roast is in Sussex, but it’s heaven. Mike always goes for pork but I like to mix it up. I’ll have a lovely pint of Sussex ale. Even if I’m too full, I’ll bravely force myself to enjoy a sticky toffee pudding.
Sunday afternoon? During the football season, I’ll watch the Leeds game. That can be quite stressful. Last season, I’d incessantly clean in the run-up to the game to distract from the nerves. If the football’s not on, I’ll lie on the sofa like a Roman empress, reflecting on the roast.
Early evening? We’ll watch the Formula One highlights. F1 is my fiancé’s thing, but if I watch I go a bit mad. It’s just real-life Scalextric with men shouting over it about drag-reduction systems and tyre compounds.
Sunday night TV? Something good on Film4 or something atrociously low-budget on the Horror Channel.
Bedtime reading? This is terrible, but we get into bed and read Reddit threads of relationship advice. We love the pickles people get into. We’ve also joined a Facebook group where people share their wedding stories. There’s nothing we enjoy more than reading about what went wrong on someone else’s big day.
Sundays growing up? Long family walks around the Dales, followed by a roast dinner. I’d plead with my parents to let me stay up for The X Factor results show. I’d be desperate to vote for Ray Quinn or G4 but call prices were obscene, so I wouldn’t be allowed.
If you could be anywhere next Sunday? Elland Road with my family. We’ve got pork pies, my dad’s complaining about the price of a pint, and we win.
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July 17, 2022 at 03:57PM Michael Hogan