I have already stated on my blog that I am not a huge fan of sport. Well not even a fan really. I know that at some point I will have to show some interest once the boys find a sport that they enjoy and as a supportive parent I will have to turn up and watch them compete in their chosen sport, whether it be indoors or outdoors, and in all weathers!!!
I have tried in the past to try and 'appreciate' a sport that boyfriends have followed. I have attended a football match (Plymouth Argyle), driven in a local nav run and I have tried to surf.
My ex was a surfer - well I am sure he still is - and we were together eight years which is a long time to be a surfers widow! So one day, probably about three years into our relationship I bought myself a wetsuit and a body board and thought I would join in with his hobby.
The first time I tried I actually went to the beach with my friend Abbi and not Ian as he was away, and I thought I could get some practice. What a disaster it was! It took me ages to get the flippin' wetsuit on and when I did I realised I had put it on back to front!! Anyway, on the second attempt I managed to get into my wetsuit only to find that the beach at Westward Ho! was closed off that afternoon due to an oil leak further up the coast!!! Obviously wasn't meant to be that day!
I did manage a paddle in the waves on my birthday back in June 2001 - nothing too amazing obviously but it was good fun and at least I made it in to the sea this time!
However, fun it may have been that day but surfing (well body boarding) and me was not meant to be and I decided to stay a surfers widow instead as it was warmer for one thing!
Do you have a flashback post about 'sport'? If so, please link it below remembering to grab mine or Lauren's badgeLauren's badge (up to you which one)
To launch our first Flashback Friday as its new hosts, we have a little prize draw for one lucky entrant. The prizes are an official Team GB rubber duck and sports water bottle
and three iBooks which can only be used on the iPad. The Amazing People Club have created these multi media books specifically for children and young people .
Amazing Olympians Volume 1 and 2 relay the history of the Olympic games dating back from the Ancient Greeks right up to the 21st century athletes. A lot of information for budding fans of the games who are maybe even more interested in learning about them since London 2012.
The final book is Amazing People Of London, a tour of our capital by actual real life people. It is very interactive and some of the those mentioned have sadly passed away, but they art of describing London is really interesting.
To enter all you need to do is
1. enter a flashback friday post - it can be one you have already written from your archives, or just a photo or a new one.
2. fill in the rafflecopter form below.
Good luck the winner will be chosen and announced next Flashback Friday (17th)