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Well did you watch the Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics?

Were you one of the One Billion people who tuned in?

I was and I have to say that I was blown away again. I think there’ll be  tears from me once more.  The athletes are tremendous as they have had to train so hard to get where they are. I’m not sure I could be as strong. The sheer determination is obvious to all. 

I particularly love this story from The Sun.

A WOMAN who lost her legs in the 7/7 terror attacks last night spoke of her joy at being picked to represent Britain in the 2012 Paralympics.

And Martine Wright revealed that by a cruel twist of fate she was only on a Tube train that was blown up because she had spent the previous night celebrating London winning its Olympic bid.

In a moving interview Martine, 39, who will be part of Team GB’s sitting volleyball team, told The Sun: “I feel like I am meant to do this.

“If you had told me six years ago, when I was struggling to even sit up in bed, that one day I would be an elite sportswoman about to represent my country at the biggest sporting event on Earth — I would have thought you were off your rocker.”

Martine was on a Circle Line Tube train when fanatic Shehzad Tanweer detonated his bomb just outside Aldgate Station on July 7, 2005.

The fact that she thinks of this as her ‘fate’ just amazes me. She’s managed to turn a negative into a positive. Something she had to do, I guess. I’m not sure I could’ve. 

If I ever feel sorry for myself because I’m in pain I will think of Martine and give myself a good telling off.

I wish Good Luck to all concerned.

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Christine’s Create a Comical Caption Challenge

Today I thought I’d try something different (for me) on my blog.

I always find photos, where people are participating in various sports, quite comical. I know they’re not meant to be funny but I have a warped sense of humour at times. I do apologise if you happen to be in any of the photos that I’m showing in this post. It’s not my intention to upset anyone.

MANY THANKS to Plymouth Herald and to Plymouth Argyle FC v Dagenham and Redbridge FC  for the photos.

To give you, the reader, something to do I would welcome any captions that you can come up with. 

Photo A

My Caption for photo A…This Blow Football is getting harder since they’ve started using bigger balls…

If that was too easy I have photo B for you too…

Photo B

I know WordPress bloggers will know some great captions so…over to you…


London Olympics 2012 – It’s all over…

‘All good things come to an end,’

is what  they always say.

The joy, the sadness, bitterness too,

has touched the World,

and, maybe, touched you.


The nation has such talented beings,

from Michael Phelps to Bradley Wiggins.

I have been sat on the edge of my seat,

watching the rowers and cyclists,

bravely compete.

In fact,  there’s not a sport I didn’t watch,

I cheered on all the GB team,

and turned the sound up a notch.

They all did so well it would seem.

We were with you all the way.

I’d wished I was in the crowd,

but it wasn’t to be for your special day

Team GB made their country  feel proud.


I got to watch it all on TV

and in Plymouth on the Big Screen,

It meant everything to me,

 It made me feel like a Queen.

Now it seems like a lifetime away,

London Olympics is done,

What will I do with all my days?

Well I’ll be waiting for the next one.



The Paralympics will be with us soon,

29th August ’til September.

I know I’ll be there from morning ’til noon,

Well later too if I remember.


I love watching sports,

I used to take part.

Doesn’t matter which sorts,

They lift up my heart.


I have to say that the London Olympics 2012 were the best I’ve ever seen. The BBC did a very good job as did every commentator and presenter. The Olympians should feel so proud of themselves because they were truly an inspiration to future generations. They took defeat with grace, were supportive of each other and did GB proud.


Three Cheers For Team GB


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