I was invited to a White Ball last weekend. At Ramside Hall near Durham.
It was devised by a very cool chap called Sergio Petrucci. They’ve raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for CHUF (The Children’s Heart Unit Fund) over three years.
I am an ‘all in’ kind of guy. If I am going to do something I like to do it as well as I can.
So when Sergio told Lisa and I that we and every other guest had to wear all white to this 6 hour event, we set about getting outfits together.
For Lisa it was a dress and jacket and she looked great.
For me it was slightly more tricky. But as I’d decide to go all in I ended up with white Doc Martens, white jeans, white jacket, shirt and tie.
And white hair.
You can just about see this in the image accompanying this story at the 50odd website.
I think my mid-life crisis started when I was about 20. And this is probably just another stage I am going through.
I’d never dyed my hair in 50 years. So I thought, why not? I don’t have as much hair as I used to so it saved a few quid on hair dye. And a couple of whiskeys spurred me on to actually do it.
So here I am. Aged 50. With dyed white/yellow(ish) hair.
So when you see me wearing a flat cap or a beanie in the next few weeks… that’s why!