Saturday, 23 August 2008
23rd August 1979
ok this is 'Stepford Wives'?, 'goddesses planning' or me, Sylvie & Frac' ?? lol
Worked 10.00 - 6.15
It rained from 10 - 3.30
Not busy at all
Spent most of the day doing a jigsaw (ah those were the days when I got paid for doing very little)
Well the Olympics is drawing to a close. I must say I love the event, always have done.
I was a keen athlete in my teens, I trained hard and won awards for the 100 meters, 80 meters hurdles and long jump. I was selected to have trials to run for Lancashire but unfortunately my back 'went'... C5/C6 spinal prolapsed disc and that was the end of it all!! hey ho!
Have still to watch the opening ceremony at Beijing as it was on the day before I went on my holidays... managed to catch a few bits whilst in Spain (Gymnastics, canoe slalom, diving) and this morning I vegged and watched Degale win the gold in boxing, the mens and womens 4 x 400 meters relay etc ... great stuff albeit a bit of a scrappy fight for Degale!
In my life span there have been 12 Olympics.
1964 ~ Tokyo
1968 ~ Mexico
1972 ~ Munich
1976 ~ Montreal/Quebec
1980 ~ Moscow
1984 ~ Los Angeles
1988 ~ Seoul
1992 ~ Barcelona
1996 ~ Atlanta
2000 ~ Sydney
2004 ~ Athens
2008 ~ Beijing
I recall Mexico, Munich (I remember the TV footage as the tragedy unfolded there), Moscow, Seoul, Sydney and Athens. Strange that some I have no memory of? I think I had other pressing stuff going on in my life then.
Strangely enough, I was hunting for some buttons this morning and I came across this. A rubber (or eraser) from 1980 - Mishca the Russian bear.. he has not worn well in fact he has been almost erased!
It then got me hunting for another Olympic souvenir I have. From Seoul in 1988. I fellow buyer had gone to Korea during the Olympics on a buying trip and brought me back a spoon lol!! I had some more spoons but I gave them to my cousin who jets off to all the Olympics and is Beijing just now.