ParaOlympics: Just saying.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally underway.

Following the enforced delay due to the Covid pandemic, the Paralympics have begun a year on from initially planned.

Around 4,350 athletes will take part across 22 sports – including two new ones – over nine days of competition in Japan. Information from here.

Gold medallists:

  • Sarah Storey – Women’s C5 3,000m individual pursuit
  • Jaco van Gass – Men’s C3 3000m Individual Pursuit

Silver medallists:

  • Steve Bate & Adam Duggleby – Men’s B 4,000m individual pursuit
  • Crystal Lane-Wright – Women’s C5 3,000m individual pursuit
  • Reece Dunn – Men’s 100m Butterfly
  • Tully Kearney – Women’s 200m freestyle
  • Aileen McGlynn – Women’s B 1000m time trial
  • Jody Cundy – Men’s C4 1000m time trial
  • Finlay Graham – Men’s C3 3000m Individual Pursuit

Bronze medallists:

  • Toni Shaw – Women’s 400m Freestyl

ParaOlympic Team GB go you rock!

Wordless Wednesday. Thank you Ally.💜

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Ode to 50years marriage.

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

Time for LindaGHill SoCs “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ode.” Find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.” Have fun!”

It’s Saturday and hubby and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary today.

Ode to an Anniversary.

Who’d of thought  back on the day
In 1971, so far away
We’d travel lifes tides and make it to this day.
Our children and our grandchildren too
Family , friends yes all of you
Could join us here in celebration
When we can revow our declaration.
Nothing has changed, nothing is new
You love me and I love you. 💜

Our fabulous boys have arranged a lovely celebration meal, with family and friends. Thank you boys, thank you family thank you friends , Thank You Hubby. 💜

Ten years? Blogaversary.

🎂🍾🥂🌈🎊🎉🎈🎀🎁🎇🎆🎈🎊

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Look what popped up on my phone yesterday afternoon. I really was surprised. So cheers to each and every one of you that I have met on here. You are all true friends and great people.

🎂🍾🥂🌈🎊🎉🎈🎀🎁🎇🎆🎈🎊🎉

Wordless Wednesday. Sue.

© SueVincent

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 220, #POET’SCHOICE

This Tuesday, the day after Easter Monday, is the first of the month so this week it’s poet’s choice..

I chose a Double Etheree to explore the two sides of Easter.

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Three
seasons
In one day.
April through May
Spring, Summer,Autumn.
It’s all so magical .
When you’re hunting Easter Eggs.
In the garden or in the park.
Filling your Egg basket before dark.
Happy Easter Everyone, he’s risen.
He
Died so
We may live.
He washed away
Our sins and for that
We are truly grateful.
Joy to the world we are saved.

He rose and left an empty grave.
No one saw him go but he saved us.
Be blessed he is risen for all of us.

Photo by Italo Melo on Pexels.com

Part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 27, 2021

Badge by Shelley Krupa

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-sty.” Find a word that ends in “-sty” or use the word “sty.” Enjoy!

Honesty is a commodity that is very often in short supply these days. On a large scale our leaders an politicians very often just play fast and loose with it, interested in their own ends. None of them have the decency or honesty to admit the mistakes they make.

We are often very tight on honesty with ourselves and others. Yet there are always those who’s honesty shines like a becon. They are like lighthouses guiding us through stormy waters.

I shall be honest now, I am not the best person I could be, not the best wife, mum, grandma, friend, sister but I try I know my faults. Let me guide you to a wonderful soul Sue Vincent. A beautiful person full of love and honesty.

© SueVincent

Wordless Wednesday. Late Christmas Present for Dad.

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One-Liner Wednesday. Late Christmas Gift.

The one liner written in a box.

Why was it late, he had Covid at Christmas, and we can’t see him because of where he works and lockdown. .. He bought his Dad a special present too.

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

Happy Christmas to Everyone. 2020

It is Christmas day and I want to say to all those lovely bloggers out there all over the world who read my posts A Very Happy Christmas. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas I want to wish you be blessed, safe and healthy.

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Well it’s been a strange year hasn’t it. Full of hardship and problems for all. I imagine you could stop anyone on the street, in any town, city or village in any country or continent and they would have a tale of woe to share with you. So many people have died from the carrona virus. So many people still don’t know how they will be affected by long covid. We lost my mother in law to covid in early June, not long after her 100th birthday.

Then I fell ill, and was in and out of hospital until 27th November when I had an operation. During that time I had a cholosectomy drain and bag for four months. Recently our middle son has contracted covid. He is hopefully on the mend. We have had many other problems this year but that’s just the way it is.

We have had two lockdowns, a first and second wave of covid. We are now in a worse position than ever with two new variants rampaging around and cases and deaths going through the roof . Businesses have crashed, people have lost their jobs, their homes, loved ones…it’s a nightmare. It’s taking much longer than anyone thought. I will not mention governments or leaders who could of done better, by name, they know who they are.

Now Christmas has been curtailed. Where I live we are in tier four which is the highest tier. We personally can not see our children or grandchildren this year and that’s the same for most of us…the sensible ones, the ones who care about others and the rest of the world. Some will ignore the rules and be selfish. Aprantly after Christmas a lot more areas will be going into tier four. It’s not easy and there will be more hardship for all.

Throughout this year front line workers have done a sterling job of being there for us all, over the world. To all of them I say THANK YOU.

We will be cooking an extra meal for our son who has covid and drive it over to his home. We will leave it outside his front door and wave to him through his window. We will also video call him and our other two sons, daughter in law and grandchildren..a little together time, apart.

Well now I hope you all have the best Christmas you can , let’s count our blessings. Maybe this pandemic can teach us that love, kindness and compassion are not just for Christmas or any festival , no those things are for every day. I am looking forward to a hug, a touch and being able to be with family and friends so here’s to the vaccine and better times. Love you all.

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