4 August 2012

Jessica

She's Yorkshire. She's Sheffield. She's an Olympic champion. She's our own Jessica Ennis! The evening of August 4th 2012 was surely the finest in British sport since England won the football World Cup back in the summer of 1966. And the thing about Jessica is that she is so pleasant, so cheerful and unassuming. In spite of all the hype and the media pressure - she managed to deliver. Her parents live a stone's throw from this house. Arise Dame Jessica - heptathlon gold medal winner - there ain't nothing like a dame!

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  1. In old fashioned parlance as described by her former teacher at King Egberts 'she's a smasher'

    Arise Jessica, Queen of Sheffield.

    Can't help wondering though if a girl from Sharrow with mixed race parentage might have done so well if she hadn't had a prodigious talent at sport and made it to Sheffield's most prestigious state school.

    Perhaps there would be more opportunities for more talent spotting with a bit more equality in the world.

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  2. In old fashioned parlance as described by her former teacher at King Egberts 'she's a smasher'

    Arise Jessica, Queen of Sheffield.

    Can't help wondering though if a girl from Sharrow with mixed race parentage might have done so well if she hadn't had a prodigious talent at sport and made it to Sheffield's most prestigious state school.

    Perhaps there would be more opportunities for more talent spotting with a bit more equality in the world.

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  3. well done that girl!!!!!
    ps why not send me a photo of your pet sheep..... I will put it in the flower show PHOTO competition under MY PET
    also if you have a favourite Yorkshire LANDSCAPE photo...why not enter that too?????

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  4. I have just read an article that suggested Yorkshire was the country with the most Olympic medals. Have you thought of applying to be the sovereign YP? You'd be good at it, I should think.

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  5. EARL GRAY I could send you a couple of pictures as email attachments - I don't usually print pictures off these days but I guess that for the flower show you'd need "hard copies". How would I get them to you?
    KATHERINE I understand that if Yorkshire were a country we'd be higher up the medals table (at the moment) than either New Zealand or Australia. Rather than being the sovereign, I'd prefer to be the Minister of Defence - encircling our county/country with razor wire and concrete pillboxes to keep out the marauding and understandably envious Lancastrians.

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