One year in (sort of) - Happy Refversary Orla Skew!
On Sunday 14th April 2013, rather than shed my skates for the umpteeneth time after pre-scrim practice and NSO, one of the then-ref crew suggested I stayed on skates and joined in with them.
I’d started derby back in September 2012 and everyone presumed I’d want to skate - nobody *asked* me if I wanted to ref - so I sort of went along with it. I think I believed that’s what I wanted, too. I just wanted to get skating, get learning all I could, and let everything else follow. However, upon actually being asked to metaphorically don stripes? I realised I had wanted to secretly do it for ages.
LOVE this!! :D