I am currently sitting in my lounge, in my pyjamas, snuggled under a blanket with a glass of red wine. The fire is on, the candles are lit and the fairy lights are twinkling on the tree. The house is clean and tidy, the food shopping has been done, the gifts are wrapped and nestled under the tree, and for the first time in a good few years I am ready to enjoy the Christmas festivities a week ahead of the big day itself. Continue reading
I feel proud. So intensely and unreservedly proud.
Of our nation. Of our people. Of our athletes.
Since watching the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics just over two weeks ago, I found myself drawn into the whole thing and within days was fully immersed into the ‘Team GB’ Olympic spirit!
The television was on in the background most days and on countless occasions I caught myself, shouting at the top of my lungs to the television screen as I cheered athletes on, saw medals being won and watched truly special moments unfold before my very eyes, as hopes and dreams suddenly became realities. Continue reading