Tag Archives: Swimming

Olympic Memories: 1980

For most people, the build-up to the 1982 Olympics in Moscow was dominated by political considerations about whether the British team should join the likes of the USA in boycotting the Games. For this particular 12-year-old, though, a far more … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 1976

The first time that I was properly aware of the Olympics was 1976. It all started with the Winter version, with what seemed like the whole country following John Curry as he succeeded in winning a gold medal in the … Continue reading

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15 May 1982

Sat May XV PARTY – aargg!!!! Stayed in my room watching Sport on One There are upsides and downsides to having two sisters. One of the downsides is that birthdays tend to result in your house being filled with – … Continue reading

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27 January 1982

Wed Jan XXVII Layed about. Went swimming twice. 2nd time played ball with the students looking after the pool. Got chips and steak for tea. More chips and delicious pineapple fritters from the chip shop. Bed at 10.30 Trains = … Continue reading

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23 January 1982

Sat Jan XXIII Dull Day. Went Swimming A.M. Played Monopoly and came 3rd. Lisa won! Poured with rain. Every time I re-read this I don’t quite understand why I would have gone swimming in an open air pool if it … Continue reading

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20 January 1982

Wed Jan XX The others went to the park this morning. Swimming again this afternoon. I was at the age where, every now and then, I could be left alone in the house by myself. Even at that age I … Continue reading

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19 January 1982

Tues Jan XIX Went swimming at the school down the road. Went to the beach with the Parkes’ and cut my feet and hands badly. The school down the road was actually the one that Lisa and Kevin would attend. … Continue reading

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