Hi Guys, how are you?
I have been on my travels again, this time to Edinburgh in Scotland, and what a great time I had!
I went to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and watched over a 1,000 pipers, drummers and dancers play the evening away at Edinburgh Castle. The bagpipes make a lovely sound, but the ‘pipers’ need a lot of ‘puff’ to keep the bagpipes playing. I tried – but didn’t have enough puff and only managed a little squeak, followed by hiccups!
Have a look at this picture of all the wonderful military musicians from the Armed Forces; don’t their kilts and uniforms look spectacular?
I am learning so much about different places. Last month it was France and saying yes in French, which is ‘Oui’, and in Scotland they say, ‘Aye’ – how many different ways can you say ‘yes’ – let me know.
1 Day, 10 hours and 4 minutes and counting down to the Paralympics 2012. I am just off to book my place on the settee in front of the television. We have some fantastic athletes competing.
Don’t forget to watch out for Great Britain’s Pippa Britton – Archery, and Louise Hunt – Wheelchair Tennis.
I am really looking forward to watching the Wheelchair Rugby and Boccia. Boccia is great fun – ask at your local sports centre to see where the nearest Boccia Club is to you.
|Louise Hunt and her Paralympic Torch|
There are some 4,200 Paralympians from more than 150 countries competing in 20 different sports. Have a look at my coming newsletter, lots of fun facts and pictures about the Paralympics and stories and poems to read. Four years ago Great Britain won 42 Gold Medals and a total of 102 Medals in Beijing, coming 2nd in the medals table – can we beat that in our home Paralympic Games?
So, settle down, choose your favourite sport to watch and then write me a short review on your ‘best bits’.
On your marks, get set, Go, Go, Go!