Animal Olympics: who takes the gold?

With just a matter of days left of Tokyo 2020, let’s take a look at some of the athletes found in the animals kingdom. From the fastest flyers to the deepest divers, can you guess which creatures come out on top to take the gold medal?

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#192: Are you a sports fan? Tell us about fandom. If you’re not, tell us why not.

Ask anyone who knows me… I am not sporty! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy taking part in zumba, charity runs, rounders/tennis/squash and yoga for example, but (unless it’s the Olympics) I just cannot stare at the TV watching others exercise… it just doesn’t appeal to me one iota. And I know I’m probably part of a tiny minority when I say this, but I cannot wait for the World Cup to be over! I strongly dislike football as it is but to see and hear about it everywhere you go is just bonkers. There’s more to life that watching grown men chase a ball… ’nuff said!

P.s. the quote/lyric hidden in yesterdays post was taken from George Ezra’s super amazing song, Budapest. If you haven’t heard of it yet, please do check it out!


Singin’ in the rain

#166: Safe inside, toasty warm, while water pitter-patters on the roof…describe your perfect, rainy afternoon.

Well, firstly, I’d be in my cosiest pair of pyjamas, with a fluffy dressing gown and my monkey slippers. If it’s during the day, I’d be in my room, sat on my Olympic bean bag (it was part of the London 2012 Olympic furniture and was sold off after the games had finished!) reading my most recent book. I’d probably also have a delicious hot mug of chocolate Ovaltine (for those outside the UK, it’s a malted milk drink with a hint of chocolate… malted milk biscuits are my favourite and who doesn’t love chocolate?!). However, if it was late afternoon/evening, I would probably still be in my room but would be under my cosy covers, watching Disney films… or some home video DVDs, to see the relatives we’ve sadly lost, again. I do love rainy days!