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Monday, March 22, 2010

It's me, Lisa and Amelie running the Sport Relief Mile!

Well ok, it's not. I like to think I could fight my way out of a paper bag, but a blue lycra sack might be asking too much. I do, however, have close links to Sport Relief. I buy my Hula Hoops in Sainsbury's.

Anyhoo, after the debacle of our Family Fun Day on Saturday, Lisa refused to leave the house yesterday, so it was left to me and Amelie to do our bit for the needy by heading down to the seafront yesterday morning to cheer on the charity runners. To be honest, by the time Amelie had toddled the length of Madeira Drive and back, I think we'd pretty much completed the course, so we should have registered at the start and raised some sponsorship. With my gritty determination, and Am's ability to run towards a packet of crisps, we could have doubled what we made for Worthing's cats.

In addition to the sport, we also enjoyed the entertainment from this fine group of musicians...

TLA Steel Band
But for the life of me, I can't remember their name.

I have to say though, if you've never heard Rihanna's 'Don't Stop the Music' played on a steel drum, you don't know what you're missing. The Last Eel Band, or whatever they were called, were excellent, and wiped the floor with the adults in orange who were shaking their maracas along the road. The only drums they successfully banged were Amelie's eardrums. We preferred the TLC of the TLA.

Among the celebrities hanging about at the finish line were the former Chelsea, Tottenham & Uruguay international footballer, Gus Poyet, and the Deputy Mayor of Brighton, Garry Peltzer-Dunn. Guess which one I took a photo of..?

Knight Mayor
When you take a look at the dress code, you have to wonder if he regretted turning up in a suit. Mind you, this is a man who's happy to be filmed playing Nintendo Wii with a bunch of pensioners. He clearly has a high embarrassment threshold.