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All glammed up here, and the photo actually taken from the last night in Sweden (gala night). Here I am proud to be alive and represent GB in the Transplant Games for heart and lung transplantees across Europe.
For some reason even though I set off in plenty of time to the airport, there was a long queue for baggage drop..and a rush to get to gate 59 in time. I walked past 'Pret a Manger' leaving behind a cafe latte I was desiring and a scrummy sandwich to have on the plane for breaky.
I arrived on Oslo Torp Airport and had a 2 hour wait for my train, then a 4 hour train ride to Lillehammer. To meet up with the lovely Nina (who I met at the Euro games in '08). My first meal was Mexican Tacos - yum!! Then out to walk their dog who is diabetic!! For 45mins around the woods/houses. By 10pm (9pm UK time) I was totally zonked! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Then next to Helvete - Mountain of Hell!
Sunday 27th June
1st stop to an art gallery, right up my street with all abstract and funky pieces of art. Then onto an Olympic Museum - detailing history of the sports over the years, which was very interesting. They were also selling medals......my Norwegian friends were offering them to me. The only snag, that they were chocolate! Haha...but I said...no.....want the real things when I get to the Transplant Games.
My last day in Norway, and to spend the day in Oslo..yippy!! It wasn't quite as successful for a little time, as I fell ill and that was from some food I ate on the day. The downside to taking so many medications, is that some foods may not agree with my body and normally this reacts in me almost immediately.
Woohoooooo!!! Wakey Wakey......time to go to Sweden and travel with the Norwegian Transplant team via coach. I arrived 8am in Oslo and finally arrived in Vaxjo, Sweden at 5pm. Many laughs along the way travelling with all the Norwegians - and thanks for letting me gatecrash your coach ride ;)
Today was the first main day, the Opening Parade of the European Heart & Lung Transplant Games through Vaxjo. A total of 22 European Countries competing :- Belgium, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Romania, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia & Switzerland!!!
We Rock!!! Great Britain!!
Friday 2nd July
Here I am in a funny shape after one long jump attempt..haha
Bronze in 100m sprint with Jan too
The GB athletics team :)
The GB team with family & friends too, love this group shot of us all :)
And here I am with Jade an overall champ and who had a heart transplant at just the age of 3!!
Home sweet Home journey to begin the next set of transplant games...... August (19th-22nd) for all transplantees (not just heart & lungs) that recently competed with - but the kidneys,livers etc... I love them all :)