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Badminton Action Shots!

As part of the Get the World Moving challenge, The University are holding free classes in the Sports Centre. Last week, which was the first activity, involved me playing Badminton with some work colleagues. In order to publicise the event, some Action Shots were taken. I use the phrase Action loosely there, as it’s the first time I’d played for a number of years.


Mind you I enjoyed it that much that I played again this evening!

I also took part in the second activity last night, which was a “Boot Camp” exercise, which was a kind of  Circuit Training Lite! It wasn’t too strenuous, but got the blood pumping!

Meanwhile back to the Badminton, on sunday I came across the Rainbow Backhand Club whilst looking at some of the other blogs I subscribe to. It’s a post by one of my favourite bloggers, Sya over at Make Me a Storybook . check it out, it’s a lovely blog



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Get the world moving!

Whilst I was studying, my colleagues at work entered me, as part of a team from our department, into a walking challenge.

It’s called the Global Corporate Challenge and I’m part of a team of seven and over 16 weeks I have to wear a pedometer and log the number of steps on the GCC website. There are 14 teams entered from the University of Lincoln.

All seven team members contribute to the team total and the GCC website coverts these steps into kilometers and plots them on a virtual map of the world.

We started on May 19th, and here’s a record of my progress to date:

To date I’ve walked 133,322 steps which equates to 85.33 km since 19 May.

The University are supporting this event by holding a number of activities at the Sports Centre, the first of which was held today. Originally we were supposed to be playing volleyball, but as only 4 people turned up we ended up playing Badmington for 90 minutes!

Next week, it’s Zumba, now that should be a laugh….

In order to promote the event


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School’s out for summer!

Well what a fortnight that’s been!

Two revision weekends!
Two Question Based Days!
Two weeks of revision!
Two CIMA exams!

But it’s all over, for now!

I went back to work today for a rest. And now we’ve got a long weekend, so chance to recharge my batteries and catch up on all those posts I’ve not read.

Still a bit brain dead at the moment, so creative juices not yet flowing!

In the meantime, I thought I’d share these photos taken by a colleague today at the University

How cute are they?

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A – Z Blogging Challenge – Day 12

After a two day posting last night, I’m still behind on the challenge. We’re now on Day 12, which is the letter L.

As I’m from the county of lincolnshire, I could have had L is for Lincolnshire
As I work at Lincoln, I could have had L is for Lincoln
As I work at Lincoln University, I could have had L is for Lincoln University
As my one of my favourite buildings is Lincoln Cathedral, I could have had L is for Lincoln Cathedral

But instead, I ve gone for L is for Lincoln Yellowbelly!

What is a Yellowbelly?, I hear you say
For years, anyone born and bred in Lincolnshire has been known as a Yellowbelly.

But why Yellowbelly? I hear you say
Well there are a number of explanations….

The most popular explanation is that the officers of the Royal North Lincolnshire Militia would wear bright yellow waistcoats on the battlefield. The plus point, being that their men could easily spot them, the negative being that it made them rather obvious targets!

Another explanation is that apparently there is a breed of newt common to the Lincolnshire Fens that has a bright yellow underside.

A further explanation is that the mail coach that ran from Lincoln to London had a yellow undercarriage. The story goes that on its arrival in London, the locals would shout “Here comes the Lincolnshire Yellowbelly“.

Yet another explanation comes from the farming community. The traditional sheep of the county is the Lincoln Longwool, with,surprisingly enough, fleece that was long. These sheep would often graze in fields of mustard, and as their shaggy coat dragged along the ground, it would pick up pollen from the mustard flowers, and give them,surprise, surprise, a yellowbelly!

The most gruesome explanation is that in the Lincolnshire Fens there was a disease similar to malaria that caused severe stomach cramps. To try and cure this ailment, farmworkers would rub opium on to the stomach, this caused the skin to turn yellow, giving them, you’ve guessed it, a yellowbelly!

There you have it, a few explanations of the origins of the term yellowbelly.

So L is for Lincolnshire Yellowbelly


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A – Z Blogging Challenge – Day 03

The sun is shining, the skies are blue and what am I doing today? Answer – Studying!

I’m studying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), stop yawning, it’s not that boring! My studies are funded by my employer, the University of Lincoln, but have to be done in my own time, which can be a bit of a bind, especially when trying to post to my blog on a daily basis!

My next exams are in May, so the next few weeks are going to be spent revising and doing loads of exam type questions. As you can imagine, this involves alot of figure work, which is why I find blogging so relaxing as it requires a totally different discipline.

Now you may well be expecting CIMA to be the “C” I’m going to use for Day 3 of the A – Z Blogging Challenge, but I’m not!

After I’ve finished my studying today, I’ll be indulging in a bottle or two of my favourite American beer. So C is for Coors! An ice cold Coors!

So Cheers!


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