The McSpec house is not a football free zone. Spurs Fan lives here. As does Girl1. It’s hard to know which is most concerned with the Euro 2012 championships. All of the football, all of the time. Girl2 and I are less concerned, but keep tabs on what’s happening.
I’m kindly sharing the fun bit…
Football and rare diseases? Welcome my world this week.
We’re having a weekend doing nothing. No long drives to the caravan. No visitors. Just quiet, ourselves.
Well, apart from the sponsored dance the girls did all yesterday morning.
And Spurs fan writing reports.
I had a walk, followed by an afternoon nap.
A night out for one, with football types.
A night in for the other, with wine and a book.
Home and away Gaelic football matches.
Laundry. The sun is out, so it might even get dry.
Preparing for the week ahead- conference Monday, fundraising with the torch on Tuesday, conference Thursday (whose life is this anyway?)
Oh, need to think of something to say seven times- to all the year groups in the primary school- to children about rare diseases for Tuesday.
Really, what fool thought that would be a good idea?
Sometimes my mind runs away with itself, and leaves the rest of me struggling.
Can I go back to doing nothing?
Spurs Fan spent part of Tuesday on a mini bus with other torchbearers, and was gobsmacked by their stories. The woman who was paralysed by a car accident, and went on to become a kick-boxing champion. The Olympic swimmer. The man who cycled miles there and back to run marathons, and who missed out on the 1956 Olympics on a technicality. The young carers who look after their mum. The torchbearers are the stars of the relay- forget the celebs or local Z list media types who are there to make sure there is coverage of the event. If you live in GB and the torch goes round your way, consider those thousands of regular folk who, in their own ways, are inspirational.
The world is full of ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances. We all know some.
Earlier this year, three local families agreed to take part in short films about living with rare disease. These are their, gobsmacking, stories.