Just Saying: PARALYMPICS Day Eleven.

Great Britain won three more gold medals as they passed the 100-medal mark on day 10 of the Tokyo Paralympics.

The golds went to canoeist Emma Wiggs and athletes Jonathan Broom-Edwards and Owen Miller. 🥇🥇🥇

However, Richard Whitehead had to settle for silver in his bid to win a third 200m title in row, losing out to South African 19-year-old Ntando Mahlangu in the T61 category. 🥈

Beth Munro made history with Britain’s first taekwondo medal at the Paralympics with silver in the -58kg event. 🥈

There was also silver for wheelchair tennis pair Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett in the men’s doubles 🥈

the tandem pair of Sophie Unwin and her pilot Jenny Holl in the women’s B road race.🥈

Tokyo Paralympics: Great Britain’s Stephen Clegg wins silver in men’s s12 100m butterfly🥈

The universal relay team of Libby Clegg and her guide Chris Clarke, Jonnie Peacock, Ali Smith and Nathan Maguire were upgraded to silver from bronze after China were disqualified. USA took the

And defending champion Hollie Arnold could

only take bronze in the F46 javelin.🥉

There were bronzes for Jordanne Whiley in wheelchair tennis singles, Jeanette Chippington and Rob Oliver in Para-canoe and athlete Hannah Taunton. 🥉🥉🥉

Stream of Consciousness Saturday. A mouthful of pins.

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

its Saturday again and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pin.” Use it as a noun, use it as a verb, use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

One of my sisters was a fashion designer in her working days . Of course she worked her way up but designer she was and she traveled the world, New York, Hong Kong, China, Lyon, Paris, Milan, Belfast, London. When I was a little girl I would put a coloured pin in the map to plot her progress. She always looked like a fashion plate to me, she still does, there’s a kind of elegance about her that hard to pin down.
As bright as a new pin that was always her. Even now with her fingers bent and gnarled by arthritis she is as sharp as a new pin where style and fashion are concerned.
She made my wedding dress so many years ago, with Taylor’s chalk, tissue pattern (she made the pattern for my dress and fitted it from scratch) satin,cotton and pins.
When I was younger she made many an outfit for me, using needles and pins.
My most abiding memories of Frankie are her kneeling on the floor, tape measure around her neck, pinning material to a paper pattern, tailors chalk in one hand, pincushion on her wrist, and shears in the other and a mouth full of pins.

Now the tools of my trade were not dissimilar, a pin cushion on my wrist, sharp knife,a staple gun and tape measure and of course a mouthful of pins! But that is another story.



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