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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

ANNIE ARKWRIGHT TEAM GB

Did ya watch Tholympics today on tv.  The Ladies Downhill Skiing.  Well my mate Annie Arkwright were racing. The Gold Medal was a draw between a Swiss girl and a Slovenian.  In the time of 1 min 14 seconds. Yes, a dead heat.  Well Annie Arkwright did really well as a Team GB star.  After a few triple salkows (don't know how yer spell it) and a triple toe loop and a few swishes, she finish a close last in the time of l hour 14 minutes.  So it were nearly the same time!  When interviewed by Clare Balding, she said that her ski poles were the secret, she swept the snow away as she were shussing,  and it t'wer reet scary.  Annie will be on your screens again in the ladies skating.



This picture will be on your newspaper front page tomorrow.  It was taken by Polly Birchall, Official Olympic Games Photographer.

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  1. Great post Polly... you should be doing illustrations somewhere!!

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    1. Thanks Judith. Just nice to do something different once in a while

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  2. I wondered where Annie had got to ..... good for her. I haven't been watching the Olympics but I'll keep an eye out for her on the skates

    She looks quite stunning in that outfit

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    1. If you want the hat and scarf she got them in the £1 shop and the ski suit was a onsie from H&M

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  3. I have enjoyed all of your a-z paintings (you are lucky you dont live here in Sweden because if you did you would have 3 letters more!) and I also had a look at the Van Gogh sketches that I thought was great as I haven´t seen any of his sketches before! Thank you for sharing this :) My next painting will be a hen- never did one before so maybe it will be a disaster ;) Take care and see you around Polly!

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    1. Thank you for following my A to Z and I am so glad you enjoyed the Van Gogh Sketches. They were really interesting. Don't worry about your hen, I am sure it won't be a disaster. Look forward to seeing it - all being well!

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  4. Wow you really nailed this....she is literally FLYING down the slope, great work as always !

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  5. I feel the speed in this watercolor; I will look out for her! Love your work!

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    1. Thank you Celia. She is really nice person.

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  6. Great job on this! I love the feel of speeding you got and her fun ski poles.

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    1. Thanks Joan, and her designer Wellington ski boots

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  7. I have been watching the Olympics...it is awesome to see such excellence! There is excellence in this painting too...you captured both speed and pride

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    1. I am engrossed. Thank you for your visit

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  8. Full of verve as always, a watercolor, bursting .... all the joy of those who make sport of passion like someone who paints with passion, like you, dear Polly!

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  9. Dear Polly - your art always makes me smile and this one has me laughing...just wonderful. Have a great week.

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