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Sunday, 3 August 2014

ANNIE'S GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

Annie Arkwright from Accrington, Lancashire at the Commonwealth Games.

There is some good news and some bad news.

The Bad news first.  Annie turned up for the table tennis with her tennis racquet and table cloth, and was disqualified immediately. She was devastated. Her last chance of a medal (or so she thought).

The Good news now.  Annie got 2 gold medals but NOT for competing.  One was for being the most friendly competitor and one for trying the hardest.  She was in tears and received a standing ovation as the first medal was presented, by the President of the Commonwealth Games, Justine Time. Then the second put round her neck by the Chieftain of the McHaggis Clan.


Scottish BBC reporter Mick MacMuckle interviewed her and through her tears she smiled and said "Eeh lad I were only being me, a friendly Lancashire Lass, it's in our genes and I live by - Do as you would be done by.  On my 2nd medal, well I always tries to to me best, then I have no regrets".  And then she did the Usain Bolt stance for her official portrait!

Annie has been chosen to lead the singing of - I would walk 500 miles (not kilometres) a Pretenders song, and the final song - Old Lancs Sign.  Please sing along with her tonight if you are watching the Closing Ceremony.

Have a reet grand Sunday all of yee (Says my friend Annie).

12 comments:

  1. I love Annie, a good honest lass as you say. I would like to be her friend...lovely post! Mrs A

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    1. Eeeh what a reet grand thing to say Mrs A. I will pass this on to her.

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  2. I love your Wonder-Annie-Woman!!! She gives me always cheerful moments looking at your watercolor and reading new adventures!!!

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    1. Thank you Rita. I'll tell her you think she is Wonder Woman! :)

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  3. This is totally going to confuse you as this is the other Mrs A. I love your depiction of Annie at the games. Wish I could draw Lille that! Hugs Mrs A. (From UK)

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    1. Hello Mrs A from the UK! Glad you like Annie, of course this isn't a drawing it is a real life photograph ha ha

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  4. Thanks for being such an avid follower of my blog! This is delightful! Am I seeing you at SBS too?
    Enjoy the games!

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    1. It's always a pleasure Lynn! I love what you do. Glad you enjoyed Annie. And you won't be seeing me on SBS, but I will be watching you :)

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  5. Annie IS delightful! Wonderful sketch!

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    1. Yes, she is a really nice person. Thanks for looking in on her.

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  6. Congrats on Annie's medals and your great sketch of her.

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