Monday, 20 August 2012

Pride

The sportier branch of my family have finally achieved a medal representing New Zealand! Cousin Ruby and her mates won bronze at the World Rowing Championship in Bulgaria in the Womans Junior (18yrs or younger)Quadruple Scull! I am so proud :-) Ruby is second from right. Hope to see you in Rio!

12 comments:

Electro-Kevin said...

I bet you're proud.

She's the prettiest too btw.

Scrobs... said...

Marvellous Lils, and a great achievement!

Just for you and Ruby...

Rio!

lilith said...

Thank you guys!

idle said...

Crikey. This is quite an achievement. We will all have a conundrum when they race the English four at Rio.

I'd hate to arm wrestle any of them, but she and the other girl in the middle are definitely the ones with the pulling power, if you get my drift.

lilith said...

She's 6' tall Idle :-) or so I am told. I haven't met her since she was three but my old man went out to represent us Limeys and Calfy met her a couple of years back when she went to NZ.

Woman on a Raft said...

Hurrah! Good for them, lovely for you.

lilith said...

It was a very fast raft, WOAR :-)

Dick the Prick said...

Get a job!!

lilith said...

I am sure she will, Dick, once she leaves school. Or did you mean me? :-)

Dick the Prick said...

Nah, her - just utterly jealous. Rowing down rivers in some of the nicest spots in the world, with her chums, eeeking out a living and being disgracefully healthy - no doubt studying some kind of degree type thingy and actually achieving something whilst doing it! Hmm...it's quite amazing really. Marvellous stuff. I guess there are 4 am starts but....

lilith said...

She's rowing every morning by 6am and after school too. She LOVES it. Her parents think she should forget about the Olympics and concentrate on her studies but that's parents for you. There was a scout for Yale trying to bribe them all to come to America, but she hasn't gone for it. Yet.

I love her family, her Granddad is my dearest most favourite uncle, but they are so fucking wholesome it is not true :-)

Dick the Prick said...

Tough one for her parents, then. On the Jeff Randall thing last night he stated that kids starting uni now wander off with a £53 grand debt and considering the value of degrees rests mainly in getting you a job interview so they can then be promoted, well, then one would suspect that's quite a gamble. I've no idea what NZ's system's like but everyone's heard of Yale and that's just academics. Not a bad situation to be in, though - not a bad situation at all as long as she doesn't do law, obviously! Hearty congrats to the kid.