Golden boy Ed leads Wiltshire's New Year Honours list

Golden boy Ed leads Wiltshire's New Year Honours list

Ed McKeever with his Olympic gold medal in Bradford on Avon

Gitte Dawson

Dapne Pullen

David Deacon

Mike Tupman

David Edgington

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Kayak king Ed McKeever from Bradford on Avon leads a long list of Wiltshire people commemorated by the Queen in her New Year’s Honours List.

 

The former St Laurence School pupil, 29, who grew up in Farleigh Wick, was awarded an MBE for his Olympic Games heroics on the waters of Eton Dorney in the men’s kayak single K1 200m where he won a gold medal.

The accolade capped a remarkable year for Ed who had a postbox in Bradford on Avon painted gold in his honour and in September he tied the knot with his fiancée, teacher Anya Kuczha, at a service held in Beaconsfield with the couple currently in the Virgin Islands  enjoying their honeymoon.

 

Father Derek McKeever, who lives in Farleigh Wick, with his wife Janice, said: “We are very proud of him. Having talked it through with my wife, she said she has three other people on her side of the family who’ve received honours, so it carries on the trend for her but this is something very new for me and concludes a great year for Ed.”

Gitte Dawson, 70, a trustee of The Galleries Shop & Café, in Freshford, which raises funds for village projects was also awarded an MBE.

 

The Galleries, owned and run by trustees, has raised around £17,000 for the Freshford & Limpley Stoke Community Association this year.

 

Ms Dawson, of Hillside Farm, Freshford, said: “I discovered I’d been nominated about two weeks ago when I received a letter asking me if I’d accept the honour. Of course I was delighted and said yes. It is a fantastic accolade which I’m very, very proud of."

Seend village stalwart Lilian Smallshaw, who founded the village’s Nosh and Natter Club, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her tireless work in her community.

David Deacon has also been awarded a MBE for charitable efforts in the Warminster area, and David Edgington, from Westbury, has been honoured with an MBE for services to the Industrial Heritage of the Stationary Engine .

 Jill Clark, 76, who lives in Sutton Benger, and organises village events including church fetes, a flower festival and a variety show, was awarded an MBE for services to the community.

The mother-of-three said: “I think the village has given me more than I’ve given them. I’ve tried not to think much about it, I do find it a bit embarrassing.

“To me, it really is for all the people that I’ve worked with over the years as you’re only a part of it really. In a way the award really belongs to the village.”

A Warminster charity worker will receive an OBE after being named on the New Year’s honours list for her work with cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Daphne Pullen, of Manor Road, Upton Lovell, joined CLIC Sargent as chair in April 2006, after previously completing a three-year term as chair of Samaritans, where she continued to offer her services as a helpline volunteer.

The 60-year-old, who lives with her husband Andrew, is a retired local authority lawyer, but has been doing charity work for years - including time as vice chair of a branch of Victim Support.

Marlborough special constable Mike Tupman has also been awarded an MBE for his years of dedicated service in the town, while June Barnes, chairman of Frome Carnival has been awarded an OBE and Simon Pugh-Jones, a teacher at Writhlington School has been made an MBE by the Queen.

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12:56am Sun 30 Dec 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

A gong for rowing a boat quickly, what's the world coming to?
A gong for rowing a boat quickly, what's the world coming to? Mrs Donnyfly
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5:56pm Sun 30 Dec 12

melkshamlady says...

Mrs Donnyfly, how about trying to be proud of all of our fabulous British Olympians for doing such a wonderful job in their respective sports and giving us a wonderful summer of sport to enjoy. Ed is a lovely guy, who works very hard at Kayaking and deserves every honour and award he is given!
Mrs Donnyfly, how about trying to be proud of all of our fabulous British Olympians for doing such a wonderful job in their respective sports and giving us a wonderful summer of sport to enjoy. Ed is a lovely guy, who works very hard at Kayaking and deserves every honour and award he is given! melkshamlady
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7:54pm Sun 30 Dec 12

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
A gong for rowing a boat quickly, what's the world coming to?
Better ten of those than the one Knighthood for the numpty Sants. Talk about rewarding abject failure.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: A gong for rowing a boat quickly, what's the world coming to?[/p][/quote]Better ten of those than the one Knighthood for the numpty Sants. Talk about rewarding abject failure. notscot
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10:02pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

melkshamlady wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly, how about trying to be proud of all of our fabulous British Olympians for doing such a wonderful job in their respective sports and giving us a wonderful summer of sport to enjoy. Ed is a lovely guy, who works very hard at Kayaking and deserves every honour and award he is given!
It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know. Yes, I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best. And I'm sure Ed is a great bloke who works very hard at rowing his boat, but then I work hard in my job too, as do millions of others, so that shouldn't be a reason for getting a gong. The successful ones, like hero Ed, are getting plenty of recognition anyway and will be well rewarded financially, so in my opinion gongs should go to those who contribute to society anonymously with no financial reward.
[quote][p][bold]melkshamlady[/bold] wrote: Mrs Donnyfly, how about trying to be proud of all of our fabulous British Olympians for doing such a wonderful job in their respective sports and giving us a wonderful summer of sport to enjoy. Ed is a lovely guy, who works very hard at Kayaking and deserves every honour and award he is given![/p][/quote]It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know. Yes, I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best. And I'm sure Ed is a great bloke who works very hard at rowing his boat, but then I work hard in my job too, as do millions of others, so that shouldn't be a reason for getting a gong. The successful ones, like hero Ed, are getting plenty of recognition anyway and will be well rewarded financially, so in my opinion gongs should go to those who contribute to society anonymously with no financial reward. Mrs Donnyfly
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10:53pm Sun 30 Dec 12

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
melkshamlady wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly, how about trying to be proud of all of our fabulous British Olympians for doing such a wonderful job in their respective sports and giving us a wonderful summer of sport to enjoy. Ed is a lovely guy, who works very hard at Kayaking and deserves every honour and award he is given!
It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know. Yes, I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best. And I'm sure Ed is a great bloke who works very hard at rowing his boat, but then I work hard in my job too, as do millions of others, so that shouldn't be a reason for getting a gong. The successful ones, like hero Ed, are getting plenty of recognition anyway and will be well rewarded financially, so in my opinion gongs should go to those who contribute to society anonymously with no financial reward.
Yet more miserable condescension - mixed this time with a little jealousy?
Tell us - just how would we issue gongs to those who give of themselves generously, but ANONYMOUSLY?!
Note to donnyfly - for craps' sake - could you be a little less snide toward others in 2013?
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melkshamlady[/bold] wrote: Mrs Donnyfly, how about trying to be proud of all of our fabulous British Olympians for doing such a wonderful job in their respective sports and giving us a wonderful summer of sport to enjoy. Ed is a lovely guy, who works very hard at Kayaking and deserves every honour and award he is given![/p][/quote]It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know. Yes, I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best. And I'm sure Ed is a great bloke who works very hard at rowing his boat, but then I work hard in my job too, as do millions of others, so that shouldn't be a reason for getting a gong. The successful ones, like hero Ed, are getting plenty of recognition anyway and will be well rewarded financially, so in my opinion gongs should go to those who contribute to society anonymously with no financial reward.[/p][/quote]Yet more miserable condescension - mixed this time with a little jealousy? Tell us - just how would we issue gongs to those who give of themselves generously, but ANONYMOUSLY?! Note to donnyfly - for craps' sake - could you be a little less snide toward others in 2013? notscot
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11:29pm Sun 30 Dec 12

beetawix says...

regardless of one's views on mrs donnyfly's wittering, there is nothing snide about it. it was an open, honest statement which spoke very highly of Ed.
regardless of one's views on mrs donnyfly's wittering, there is nothing snide about it. it was an open, honest statement which spoke very highly of Ed. beetawix
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11:52pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

"Yet more miserable condescension - mixed this time with a little jealousy?"

Really? I don't think so notscotty

"Tell us - just how would we issue gongs to those who give of themselves generously, but ANONYMOUSLY?!"

I agree, anonymously probably was the wrong word to use, obviously I meant those who do good deeds behind the scenes, away from the glare of publicity. But then you probably knew that, but why let that get in the way of a bit of condescension from yourself?

My comment was fundamentally a criticism of the honours system, so how you found condenscension and snideness in there is a trifle baffling.
"Yet more miserable condescension - mixed this time with a little jealousy?" Really? I don't think so notscotty "Tell us - just how would we issue gongs to those who give of themselves generously, but ANONYMOUSLY?!" I agree, anonymously probably was the wrong word to use, obviously I meant those who do good deeds behind the scenes, away from the glare of publicity. But then you probably knew that, but why let that get in the way of a bit of condescension from yourself? My comment was fundamentally a criticism of the honours system, so how you found condenscension and snideness in there is a trifle baffling. Mrs Donnyfly
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5:53am Mon 31 Dec 12

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
"Yet more miserable condescension - mixed this time with a little jealousy?"

Really? I don't think so notscotty

"Tell us - just how would we issue gongs to those who give of themselves generously, but ANONYMOUSLY?!"

I agree, anonymously probably was the wrong word to use, obviously I meant those who do good deeds behind the scenes, away from the glare of publicity. But then you probably knew that, but why let that get in the way of a bit of condescension from yourself?

My comment was fundamentally a criticism of the honours system, so how you found condenscension and snideness in there is a trifle baffling.
Just a fundamental criticism of the honours system. Oh, really?
Where is the snideness and condescension?
Read the following:
"A gong for rowing a boat quickly what's the world coming to?"
It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know"
"I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best"
For your information - honours are awarded to people who work tirelessly for charities/causes/peo
ple away from the glare of publicity.
And yes - you spoke highly of Ed. AFTER the condescending snipe at how his efforts had led to a "gong".
Next time- try the praise WITHOUT first sniping.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: "Yet more miserable condescension - mixed this time with a little jealousy?" Really? I don't think so notscotty "Tell us - just how would we issue gongs to those who give of themselves generously, but ANONYMOUSLY?!" I agree, anonymously probably was the wrong word to use, obviously I meant those who do good deeds behind the scenes, away from the glare of publicity. But then you probably knew that, but why let that get in the way of a bit of condescension from yourself? My comment was fundamentally a criticism of the honours system, so how you found condenscension and snideness in there is a trifle baffling.[/p][/quote]Just a fundamental criticism of the honours system. Oh, really? Where is the snideness and condescension? Read the following: "A gong for rowing a boat quickly what's the world coming to?" It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know" "I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best" For your information - honours are awarded to people who work tirelessly for charities/causes/peo ple away from the glare of publicity. And yes - you spoke highly of Ed. AFTER the condescending snipe at how his efforts had led to a "gong". Next time- try the praise WITHOUT first sniping. notscot
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8:06am Mon 31 Dec 12

ellliotluke says...

A gong for paddling about on the water, nearly as crass as getting a Knighthood for cycling up a hill!!... I see where your coming from Mrs Donnyfly.
A gong for paddling about on the water, nearly as crass as getting a Knighthood for cycling up a hill!!... I see where your coming from Mrs Donnyfly. ellliotluke
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9:04am Mon 31 Dec 12

notscot says...

ellliotluke wrote:
A gong for paddling about on the water, nearly as crass as getting a Knighthood for cycling up a hill!!... I see where your coming from Mrs Donnyfly.
But not half as crass as the Knighthood to the bloke who SHOULD have seen the problems with Northern Rock - and failed miserably. And then spent the next couple of years persuading the banks NOT to lend and kick-start new growth - and to make them turn on their customers to find the profit they require. Hmmm - but hey - let's have a crack at the guy who worked hard for years and lifted spirits, without costing the country millions and losing private investors their savings, shall we?
Let's see how many other "pat on the back" awards are given to grafters by grafters for polictical gain and reward in the new year.
[quote][p][bold]ellliotluke[/bold] wrote: A gong for paddling about on the water, nearly as crass as getting a Knighthood for cycling up a hill!!... I see where your coming from Mrs Donnyfly.[/p][/quote]But not half as crass as the Knighthood to the bloke who SHOULD have seen the problems with Northern Rock - and failed miserably. And then spent the next couple of years persuading the banks NOT to lend and kick-start new growth - and to make them turn on their customers to find the profit they require. Hmmm - but hey - let's have a crack at the guy who worked hard for years and lifted spirits, without costing the country millions and losing private investors their savings, shall we? Let's see how many other "pat on the back" awards are given to grafters by grafters for polictical gain and reward in the new year. notscot
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9:34am Mon 31 Dec 12

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

No let's not! Doing that would probably commit all of the offences that you have accused of Donnyfly.
Either there is either something about Mr Sants' qualities that you (and I) don't understand or the awards are selected by loonies.
Maybe the sports awards are to keep it simple for us.
No let's not! Doing that would probably commit all of the offences that you have accused of Donnyfly. Either there is either something about Mr Sants' qualities that you (and I) don't understand or the awards are selected by loonies. Maybe the sports awards are to keep it simple for us. The.Central.Scrutinizer
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9:49am Mon 31 Dec 12

notscot says...

The.Central.Scrutini
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wrote:
No let's not! Doing that would probably commit all of the offences that you have accused of Donnyfly.
Either there is either something about Mr Sants' qualities that you (and I) don't understand or the awards are selected by loonies.
Maybe the sports awards are to keep it simple for us.
Sorry - he "qualities" Mr Sants has won't endear him to the average working, tax-paying citizen. And I think there are likely to be at least a couple of "grace and favour" awards that will really irritate!
The sport awards - such as the cycling & rowing - are simply an acknowledgement of years of hard work, dedication and success. Probably more deserving than a reward for the size of the donation you make to the encumbent political party.
[quote][p][bold]The.Central.Scrutini zer[/bold] wrote: No let's not! Doing that would probably commit all of the offences that you have accused of Donnyfly. Either there is either something about Mr Sants' qualities that you (and I) don't understand or the awards are selected by loonies. Maybe the sports awards are to keep it simple for us.[/p][/quote]Sorry - he "qualities" Mr Sants has won't endear him to the average working, tax-paying citizen. And I think there are likely to be at least a couple of "grace and favour" awards that will really irritate! The sport awards - such as the cycling & rowing - are simply an acknowledgement of years of hard work, dedication and success. Probably more deserving than a reward for the size of the donation you make to the encumbent political party. notscot
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9:57am Mon 31 Dec 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

notscot wrote:

"Just a fundamental criticism of the honours system. Oh, really?
Where is the snideness and condescension?
Read the following:
"A gong for rowing a boat quickly what's the world coming to?""

Yes, notscot, an obvious criticism of who honours are awarded to (nothing personal)

" It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know"

A valid response to melkshamlady's implication that there was something wrong in not following the herd mentality that we must all be "proud" of "our" Olympians. I respect their achievments, but I am not proud of them, and they are certainly not "mine".

"I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best"

Again, a perfectly valid response to the notion that the athletes should be rewarded for doing a wonderful job, no condescension there.

"For your information - honours are awarded to people who work tirelessly for charities/causes/peo
ple away from the glare of publicity."

I am aware of that, thanks. If we have to have an honours system that's as far as it should go. No sportspeople or TV personalities, who are already well paid and giving each other their own awards for doing no more than their job. And no politicians or bankers who are only getting them as a favour returned.

"And yes - you spoke highly of Ed. AFTER the condescending snipe at how his efforts had led to a "gong".
Next time- try the praise WITHOUT first sniping."

See my first respone above.

I might be wrong notscot, but it appears to me that in your desperate attempt to criticise any comment I make you are reading into my words things that simply aren't there.
notscot wrote: "Just a fundamental criticism of the honours system. Oh, really? Where is the snideness and condescension? Read the following: "A gong for rowing a boat quickly what's the world coming to?"" Yes, notscot, an obvious criticism of who honours are awarded to (nothing personal) " It's not compulsory to be proud of "our" athletes you know" A valid response to melkshamlady's implication that there was something wrong in not following the herd mentality that we must all be "proud" of "our" Olympians. I respect their achievments, but I am not proud of them, and they are certainly not "mine". "I'm sure they all did a wonderful job in their respective sports after being sponsored and heavily subsidised to spend all their time training - so one would hope they did try their best" Again, a perfectly valid response to the notion that the athletes should be rewarded for doing a wonderful job, no condescension there. "For your information - honours are awarded to people who work tirelessly for charities/causes/peo ple away from the glare of publicity." I am aware of that, thanks. If we have to have an honours system that's as far as it should go. No sportspeople or TV personalities, who are already well paid and giving each other their own awards for doing no more than their job. And no politicians or bankers who are only getting them as a favour returned. "And yes - you spoke highly of Ed. AFTER the condescending snipe at how his efforts had led to a "gong". Next time- try the praise WITHOUT first sniping." See my first respone above. I might be wrong notscot, but it appears to me that in your desperate attempt to criticise any comment I make you are reading into my words things that simply aren't there. Mrs Donnyfly
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11:53am Mon 31 Dec 12

melkshamlady says...

Mrs Donnyfly: I am sure if you were to research the whole of this years Honours List, just like every other years, you would see that good honest hard working charitable people not just celebrities and sports personalities get recognised as well. One of the reasons Ed and his fellow Olympians get the press coverage is because they are something that the public can relate too rather than someone who hasn't been in the public eye but quietly working hard for a charity.
The Wiltshire Times have recognised Ed's achievement at this years Olympics and the fact he is being awarded an MBE so that our county can be proud of him.
I am sure if he or someone else in this county was receiving such an honour as an MBE for doing something for charity that the Wiltshire Times would also report this.
It saddens me that people cannot just be proud of our local people for being good at something and working hard at it rather than have to criticise them and the praise they receive.
It's nice to read some nice happy news at this time of year rather than depressing stories.
Mrs Donnyfly: I am sure if you were to research the whole of this years Honours List, just like every other years, you would see that good honest hard working charitable people not just celebrities and sports personalities get recognised as well. One of the reasons Ed and his fellow Olympians get the press coverage is because they are something that the public can relate too rather than someone who hasn't been in the public eye but quietly working hard for a charity. The Wiltshire Times have recognised Ed's achievement at this years Olympics and the fact he is being awarded an MBE so that our county can be proud of him. I am sure if he or someone else in this county was receiving such an honour as an MBE for doing something for charity that the Wiltshire Times would also report this. It saddens me that people cannot just be proud of our local people for being good at something and working hard at it rather than have to criticise them and the praise they receive. It's nice to read some nice happy news at this time of year rather than depressing stories. melkshamlady
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2:47pm Mon 31 Dec 12

beetawix says...

I personally think that being proud of someone or their achievements with which you have no connection, is a bit odd. Should we be proud of Bruce Forsyth for his knighthood? I thought pride was about personal achievement and self worth or of organisations with whom you are connected, (in most definitions I have seen).
I personally think that being proud of someone or their achievements with which you have no connection, is a bit odd. Should we be proud of Bruce Forsyth for his knighthood? I thought pride was about personal achievement and self worth or of organisations with whom you are connected, (in most definitions I have seen). beetawix
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6:40pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

melkshamlady wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly: I am sure if you were to research the whole of this years Honours List, just like every other years, you would see that good honest hard working charitable people not just celebrities and sports personalities get recognised as well. One of the reasons Ed and his fellow Olympians get the press coverage is because they are something that the public can relate too rather than someone who hasn't been in the public eye but quietly working hard for a charity.
The Wiltshire Times have recognised Ed's achievement at this years Olympics and the fact he is being awarded an MBE so that our county can be proud of him.
I am sure if he or someone else in this county was receiving such an honour as an MBE for doing something for charity that the Wiltshire Times would also report this.
It saddens me that people cannot just be proud of our local people for being good at something and working hard at it rather than have to criticise them and the praise they receive.
It's nice to read some nice happy news at this time of year rather than depressing stories.
melkshamlady: I am aware of who gets honoured and why. The fact is sportspeople and TV personalites are endlessly getting recognised for what they do, by the public, and, in the case of celebrities, mutual back-slapping awards ceremonies.

That said, my only crticism is of the honours system itself, and to a degree, the almost enforced attitude that we must all be gushing with our praise of the Olympic "heroes", and if we're not then we are being critical of them. Not once in any of my posts was I critical of McKeever himself. It seems to me that both you and notscot display this attitude, that if one is not for them then one must be against them. As far as the Olympics and the Olympians go, and of course the endlessly lauded Gamesmakers, I am in the main indifferent.

I have respect for any sportsperson's hard work and success, but as for pride, I will reserve that for the achievments of my family and friends. Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd.
[quote][p][bold]melkshamlady[/bold] wrote: Mrs Donnyfly: I am sure if you were to research the whole of this years Honours List, just like every other years, you would see that good honest hard working charitable people not just celebrities and sports personalities get recognised as well. One of the reasons Ed and his fellow Olympians get the press coverage is because they are something that the public can relate too rather than someone who hasn't been in the public eye but quietly working hard for a charity. The Wiltshire Times have recognised Ed's achievement at this years Olympics and the fact he is being awarded an MBE so that our county can be proud of him. I am sure if he or someone else in this county was receiving such an honour as an MBE for doing something for charity that the Wiltshire Times would also report this. It saddens me that people cannot just be proud of our local people for being good at something and working hard at it rather than have to criticise them and the praise they receive. It's nice to read some nice happy news at this time of year rather than depressing stories.[/p][/quote]melkshamlady: I am aware of who gets honoured and why. The fact is sportspeople and TV personalites are endlessly getting recognised for what they do, by the public, and, in the case of celebrities, mutual back-slapping awards ceremonies. That said, my only crticism is of the honours system itself, and to a degree, the almost enforced attitude that we must all be gushing with our praise of the Olympic "heroes", and if we're not then we are being critical of them. Not once in any of my posts was I critical of McKeever himself. It seems to me that both you and notscot display this attitude, that if one is not for them then one must be against them. As far as the Olympics and the Olympians go, and of course the endlessly lauded Gamesmakers, I am in the main indifferent. I have respect for any sportsperson's hard work and success, but as for pride, I will reserve that for the achievments of my family and friends. Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd. Mrs Donnyfly
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10:11pm Mon 31 Dec 12

notscot says...

"Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd."
But not as absurd as the above remark.
"Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd." But not as absurd as the above remark. notscot
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1:00am Tue 1 Jan 13

beetawix says...

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H A. A. N Y A N. B. E E P D. S. W A P U R Y R D beetawix
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3:41am Tue 1 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

notscot wrote:
"Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd."
But not as absurd as the above remark.
Any little thing eh notscot?
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: "Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd." But not as absurd as the above remark.[/p][/quote]Any little thing eh notscot? Mrs Donnyfly
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8:41am Tue 1 Jan 13

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
notscot wrote:
"Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd."
But not as absurd as the above remark.
Any little thing eh notscot?
You don't even MEAN to be hat funny, do you???!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: "Being proud of a total stranger just because of geography is, to me, absurd." But not as absurd as the above remark.[/p][/quote]Any little thing eh notscot?[/p][/quote]You don't even MEAN to be hat funny, do you???!!! notscot
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8:45am Tue 1 Jan 13

notscot says...

That, even!!
And a Happy New Year to all.
(To ALL who received an award in relation to their hard work, dedication and strength of focus - congratulations!
To all those "unsung" heroes who deserved an award but will never get one because no-one will ever know of the work they do - thank you.)
That, even!! And a Happy New Year to all. (To ALL who received an award in relation to their hard work, dedication and strength of focus - congratulations! To all those "unsung" heroes who deserved an award but will never get one because no-one will ever know of the work they do - thank you.) notscot
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1:39am Fri 4 Jan 13

yeold6x says...

Mrs, Donnyfly should be aware that Ed did not ROW a boat but was paddling a kayak. Still you are not one to let facts get in the way of a pointless argument.
Mrs, Donnyfly should be aware that Ed did not ROW a boat but was paddling a kayak. Still you are not one to let facts get in the way of a pointless argument. yeold6x
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1:17pm Fri 4 Jan 13

beetawix says...

There is nothing pointless about discussion or argument, or having one's say as invited by our host.

You are right about paddling the kayak but in Mrs D's defence, generically speaking a kayak is a boat and to row is often define as to propel a boat by oar or any similar means.
There is nothing pointless about discussion or argument, or having one's say as invited by our host. You are right about paddling the kayak but in Mrs D's defence, generically speaking a kayak is a boat and to row is often define as to propel a boat by oar or any similar means. beetawix
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3:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

yeold6x wrote:
Mrs, Donnyfly should be aware that Ed did not ROW a boat but was paddling a kayak. Still you are not one to let facts get in the way of a pointless argument.
"not one to let facts get in the way of an argument"

What an odd accusation. Had I used terms more acceptable to you... i.e. A gong for paddling a kayak quickly, what's the world coming too?.. there would have been no difference to the point of my comment. So I have not not let facts get in the way of anything. More to the point, you have not let the obvious get in the way of making an inane comment. Further, you do not know me, so how do you know what I am not one to do or not do?
[quote][p][bold]yeold6x[/bold] wrote: Mrs, Donnyfly should be aware that Ed did not ROW a boat but was paddling a kayak. Still you are not one to let facts get in the way of a pointless argument.[/p][/quote]"not one to let facts get in the way of an argument" What an odd accusation. Had I used terms more acceptable to you... i.e. A gong for paddling a kayak quickly, what's the world coming too?.. there would have been no difference to the point of my comment. So I have not not let facts get in the way of anything. More to the point, you have not let the obvious get in the way of making an inane comment. Further, you do not know me, so how do you know what I am not one to do or not do? Mrs Donnyfly
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