This is Dorney Rowing Lake which is not far from us and the perfect location for my youngest son to try out his new birthday bike yesterday 🚲 It is an extra special place as it was home to the 2012 London Olympics as their rowing venue and one of my Dad’s favourite spots. My Dad was a huge rowing and sports fan - rowing at Marlow Rowing Club and volunteering as a Games Maker during the Olympics. I remember how excited he was when he found out that London had won the Olympic bid and that huge sporting events would be happening on our doorstep and he couldn’t wait to be involved. He had a huge passion and enthusiasm for getting people involved in sports and as such we asked for donations at his funeral to be made in his name to the Marlow Rowing Club young rowers fund and Wooden Spoon which encourages young disadvantaged and disabled people into Rugby. .
#dorneyrowinglake#dorneyrowing#london2012#londonolympics2012#marlowrowingclub#woodenspoonrugby @marlow_rowing @charityspoon
After the morning meeting with a sustainability team member of Olympic legacy plan for #richardrogersfellowship , ran accidentally into the Design Museum. Former Commonwealth Institute’s exhibition hall converted into national museum for design. How wonderful! Needless to say, there are many English designers and firms but they are inclusive; Sony and Mac for name a few. No hint of neither outright nationalism nor shyness of its own history and tradition of design prowess; a precarious balance. And of course it’s free... It elicits introspection when the concept of “design” can be rightfully valued and integrated into policies, economy, and psyche of the people. Japan should have one too...
“When I’m announced in my matches on the court, I always wait to hear the part when they say: ‘four-time Olympic gold medalist’. That means the most to me” - at London 2012, @serenawilliams and @venuswilliams we’re unstoppable - and they have the fondest of memories winning gold together 😁
Top Tips Tuesday..... Box Rest/Lack of Turnout
As the winter months draw in we turn our attention to coping with no or limited turnout. Many of the things we use for horses on box rest can be used to help keep you horses amused during the long winter months.
So here are our top tips.... Box Rest
~Small hole haynets
Using small hole haynets can prolong the time your horse eats for, but why not spread out your horses hay into several nets to be given several times a day. Here at EquiSalus we give nets 4 times a day, the last one at 9.30pm.
~Multiple small feeds.
Rather than giving 2 large feeds, split into 3 or 4 and give inbetween haynets. Using chaff and balancers to replaced cereals is a fab way to ensure nutrients without the extra energy.
A great way to bond with your horse and keep the blood flowing is to groom with your horse or why not try a simple relaxation massage. You Physio/Massage therapist will be more than happy to show you some simple techniques or why not try an owners massage course such as one run by Equi-Therapy UK
~As above plus....
~Spread out exercise
If you are on DIY why not spread out your exercise. Even a 10min walk before going to work in the morning then riding in the evening, if you can 10mins at lunch too.
~Horse Walker/Loose Schooling
If you are lucky enough to have a horse walker or round pen on your yard, why not use these whilst you muck out or to vary your horses routine.
Whatever your predicament, don't overlook the value of full/part livery or a specialised rehab yard.
Monday in London: Great interview with Bob Allies of Allies and Morrison, a member of masterplan team for Olympic Park and legacy plan. So many intriguing stories and subtexts, we had to plan for another meeting.
Afterwards, Professor Timon Screech and I visited the Eagle House built by Robert Bell of, yes that much fabled and contentious, East India Company. Superbly restored Jacobean house with charming oddities and slippages, out on the market... Capped the day with happy hour with Timon, Cathy @nomadics__ , and her family at Wimbledon House. A slug was trying to join in on the merriment.
🤼♂️Когда то мальчишкой, я болел за этих ребят🙈а теперь лично познакомился с ними🇷🇺У нас в гостях Олимпийские чемпионы по ДЗЮДО #london2012 💪Тагир Хайбулаев @tagir_khaibulaev и Арсен Галстян @galstyan_arsen_judo 🥋
8 years since I moved to base myself at @leevalleywwc Back when it was little more than a concrete ditch, in a muddy field, with a shell of a building, and only around 5 of us from @british.canoeing paddling there regularly.
From competing in a home Olympics, to getting my first job on reception, joining @gbwomensrafting and learning some freestyle tricks, it's been a wonderful 8 years of making memories and friends, and falling in love with paddling more than ever before.
It's great to see LVWWC turn into a succesful, thriving, muti-sport centre, to see the vast number of people having a go at watersports, to witness the next generation of paddlers in the making and to see more and more people discover a love for kayaking.
I will deeply miss having this place on my doorstep, but it is time to move on to new adventures. LVWWC will always hold a special place in my heart and I am sure I will be back to visit often.
Listen to Podcast via link in bio. 👆🏽 Olympic champion Chad Le Clos opened up about how he dealt with his parents' cancer diagnosis just before Rio 2016. He argues that you must put everything to one side before stepping onto the blocks to perform. "You don't cry for losing. You cry for winning."
LONDRA- Day 2 pt 2: 33.630 passi stimati. Chi diceva che Londra non si può fare a piedi non ha ancora conosciuto me, che ho deciso di prendere la metro solo alle 5 della mattina dopo essere stata fuori dall’alba del giorno prima. Insomma insomma. Alzate i culi e andate al British Museum, fate una sosta a Piccadilly e dirigetevi alla National Gallery. Merita, merita tutto. Ma non basta, scendete giù e Fermatevi a Buckingham palace. E proprio lì ieri è ricominciata la giornata e gli eventi si son succeduti velocemente. Ho vissuto giorni in uno soltanto. Chiudendo in bellezza seduta di fronte ad Hyde Park. Ah no, chiudendo in bellezza su una metro all’alba e la palpebra che dopo giorni di after stava per cadere. Ma oggi è un altro giorno e un altro after è pronto.
“In London, I played unbelievably. I had an out-of-body experience” - even by @serenawilliams’s standards, the pursuit of the singles career Golden Slam while not dropping a set at the 2012 Olympics was phenomenal 🥇