Good for him!

badminton rackets

My brother, who is (whisper it) 3 years younger than me and lives in Australia, has been awarded a silver medal in the 60+ Mens Singles at badminton in the World Masters Games. Good for him…maybe he didn’t have a mis-spent childhood after all!

Of course, the only reason I could not enter was that I don’t play badminton, and Australia is too far away!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Life-cycle

pig on a bike

Daughter is a member of Her Majesty’s Police Force…and when not on duty, she is actually quite a nice gentle person!

This weekend, she is the only WPC taking part on Saturday 5th Sept in a cycle ride from Edinburgh to Glasgow. It is some 65 miles, starting at Edinburgh Quay, and ending in Glasgow City Centre, via the towpaths of the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Donations and sponsorship will be divided equally between two charities:-

………….Erskine was set-up in 1916 to care for the wounded returning from WW1, and still cares for those returning from the present conflicts, and

………….The Moira Fund which was founded by family, friends, and colleagues, in memory of Moira Jones, who was murdered in Queen’s Park, Glasgow in May 2008. It will make grants to individuals who have been bereaved through violent death, to provide specialist bereavement counselling, access to respite and retreats, and a support network.

Two wonderful charities who deserve our help so if you have not already contributed give it a thought. You can get more details on the appropriate websites, or donate directly….

www.Erskine.org.uk

www.themoirafund.org.uk

 http://www.justgiving.com/pigsonbikes/

GOOD LUCK, FOLKS….hope the legs (andbottoms) hold up OK!!!!

It’s nearly over…thank goodness!

Much as I can support the possibilities coming from competitors from all over the world, meeting and competing once every four years, I am certainly having reservations about the recent comments from the IOC President.

He has said that London cannot do less than China did to put on the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games. Has he not noted the starvation throughout the world, the ozone layer problem, the disruption in people’s lives, the consumption of materials, the use of a decreasing fuel supply, the air-time taken up, the glorification of what should be sports, but end up as ways to earn obscene amounts of money etc etc.

How we can justify spending such large amounts of money and using up the earth’s resources, whilst others starve, I just do not know! What are we saying to gernerations to come….. ‘We ignored the poor and hungry, so that we can get our fix of sport, and spent increasingly-large amounts of money so that others can praise our politicians.

Sorry, but I will be glad when it is over….I’ve had over-kill!