Baron Pierre de Coubertin, considered to be the instigator of the modern Olympic movement, focused on the possibility that athletic competition could promote understanding across cultures. Coubertin’s philosophy was that competing was more important than winning. L’important dans la vie ce n’est point le triomphe, mais le combat, l’essentiel ce n’est pas d’avoir vaincu mais de … More The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle
Seven days after the spectacular opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad, something quite remarkable has happened, Team GB is sitting third in the medals table. Seven days in and we have 14 Gold Medals, 7 Silver and 8 Bronze. That’s not it, the tally will continue to rise. Who’d have thought it. Well seemingly Royal … More Gold medals = Gold postboxes #inspired
Unless you are living in a cave, there is a good chance that you will know that the 30th Olympiad, London 2012, opened in a spectacular ceremony on Friday night. I’ll not talk about that, there are some excellent reviews about it online, my Mum’s take was that it was ‘fantastic but too long’, my … More Don’t count the days, make the days count
I was in London at the weekend, and again for work today, and on both occasions I’ve been struck by the new BA Olympics adverts. A tongue-in-cheek series focusing on the Olympics and encouraging people not to fly, instead promoting staying home to support Team GB during the Olympics and Paralympics. There are a series … More Time for some #homeadvantage
I’ve banged on about giving blood on here before, which is a little virtuous and deceitful given I’ve not done so in years! Not for the want of trying though, I’ve just not managed to get a session appointment that I could make but all changes this week, I’m donating on Thursday evening at the racecourse in … More Give blood – you don’t need it!