An Olympic Meme

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I was tagged by Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust in this Olympic Meme this week. As usual with Memes the idea is to answer the questions yourself and then pass them onto other bloggers. So here you go… 

If every day tasks were Olympic events what would you get a gold medal in?

Listmaking. I am “The Listmaker” after all!

I am "The Listmaker"

As a child (or now even) did you excel at a particular sport and if so which one?

I loved sport as a child. I played hockey and also did triple jump and shot put in the athletics team at school. I loved triple jump, but when I moved to another school following a house-move girls there weren’t allowed to do it for some reason which was really disappointing. Going back further, I did run in the relay for my primary school at Brickfields in Plymouth too…

Running at Brickfields - Number 44

Michael Phelps (swimmer) or Michael Johnson (runner) – which sport appeals to you more?

Swimming I think. I love the water. But I love to watch the running on the telly – such power in those legs exploding out of the blocks, a joy to watch.

How fast can you get out of bed and ready to go out the door if you miss the alarm and sleep in?

Probably about 20 minutes with the help of dry shampoo!

What fantasy sport would you like to see made into an Olympic event?

I reckon lunch time walks should be an Olympic event. Too many people work through their lunch and don’t get any fresh air in the daytime. Getting outdoors at lunchtime can do wonders for your sanity and can make you more productive in the afternoon. People generally aren’t paid for their lunch break so make sure you take it! Go for a walk around the block each day and those long days in the office will be much nicer.

Claim to fame time – Have you ever met an Olympian and who was it?

I met Kriss Akabusi at school when he came to promote some scheme or another – I remember doing sit ups and burpees with him, very strange.

What event in past Olympics can you remember most vividly?

Which year was it that loads of the relay teams dropped the baton? I know Team GB tend to do that a lot – I hope they’ve been practising!

Tuning in at home, not for me or tickets clamped ready in sweaty palms?

I did really (really really) want tickets to an event or two so I could soak up the Olympic atmosphere, but was not successful in the ballot. I haven’t tried since because we’ve now booked a cottage in Scotland for the second week instead and I’ll watch and enjoy the coverage on telly. I do get to carry the Olympic torch at the end of June so I’m not missing out completely!!

Who do you think most deserves a gold medal (any walk of life not just Olympians)

I am inspired by people daily. People who make the most of what they have. These people deserve recognition in their communities for their hard work and perseverance, as well as their ability to be the best they can be. This particular gold medal goes to my mum, who has taught me that life is all about the journey and I should never give up and always make the most of every opportunity. I try mum, I really do.


Today I will tag Operation Threadbare and Cotswold Claire – both well worth adding to your blog reader.


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