Some good news that made me feel better.
Watched Helen Glover (2012 Olympic Gold medallist) and my grand-daughter Polly Swann, win the coxless pair race at the World Cup in Australia a few days ago. Polly has learned a lot from Helen who has been an inspiration to her. They were coached by the fabulous Robin Williams. Helen's previous partner was Heather Stanning who returned to duty in Afghanistan - taking a year off from rowing.
It was a tremendously exciting race and thrilling to see Helen and Polly win.
A first gold medal for Polly at World Cup level.
The W2- race can be seen on the 'World Rowing Live' website. A real treat. Do have a look.
Rowing at this level has been Polly's dream and here is a picture of Polly and Jen - medical students at Edinburgh University - winning Gold medals for Scotland at the European Championships in 2009 coached by the great George Warnock.
Am primitive cook.
Enjoy quilting/appliqué but seeking to break out of my comfort zone - starting with feathers aka Patsy Thompson..
Like gardening, studying birds, drawing.
Relaxing and pottering about are high on my agenda.
Love music, play the ukulele and sing my heart out with local choirs.