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G & T about 13 years ago (they are going to kill me!)
........... last year.
My boys (G&T) are both at the Independent Schools' Athletics Championships at Birmingham today, having qualified to represent the South-West when competing in a competition in Yeovil last month. I am very proud! G is running the 1500m (always tricky as it's such a popular and tactical race) and T is jumping in the triple jump (I know - not your usual first choice of discipline but T loves it).
They were up at 4am this morning (one of the joys and tribulations of living in Penzance - we're a b****y long way from everywhere - apart from Land's End and The Isles of Scilly, of course). They left at 5, picking up one of the boarders en route and made good time. Apparently it's a glorious day up there.
Neither of my boys attend an athletics club or train specifically for either of the disciplines they were doing today. They both play rugby, as you know, and T plays hockey and they both train in the gym but they also have a life and friends and party!
I am, therefore, incredibly proud to announce that G came 5th (which is astonishing) and T cam 3rd - bronze medal! Now, of course, we're going to have to get T into an athletics club as he wants to win gold next year ................... the problem in T's life is that he really does have to sleep at some point!
They are due home at about midnight. Ha - I hear you cry - you've got a whole evening free to knit that darned tank top - no excuses now (and I haven't yet had time to collect the beads Tine)...........
Don't be so ludicrous - my life (as you're probably realising) doesn't work like that - firstly, I have to cycle home (FB has our car in Birmingham), secondly, I have all the chickens in their various locations to feed and water and thirdly, our neighbours are away and we have their boys staying with us at the moment - they are 8 and 12 - so I have to go home and feed them (and the 8 year old doesn't eat!) and then somehow persuade them to bathe and go to bed. Then, and only then, will I be able to relax with TSTTITHOTWE.
How many rows tonight do you reckon?