In honour of today's much trumpeted bad weather, blowing over from Siberia, here's the original beast, a Siberian Unicorn....fossilised remains of a shaggy rhino which may have had a big horn were discovered in the region. A local legend amongst the Yakut people tells of a " huge black bull" killed by a spear with a horn so large it had to be carted away on a sled.....
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Hats off (and shirts) to Tonga's Cross Country skier, PitaTaufatofua. After appearing bare-chested in sub zero temperatures, complete with flip flops and a grass skirt at the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang he managed not to come last! Asked about how he managed to cope with the cold, he said, "if my ancestors can sail across the Pacific Ocean for 1000 years not knowing where the next piece of land will be...then I can go though 25 minutes without a shirt on"
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Friday, 16 February 2018
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
The very best of luck to Paralympian Steve Bate, gold medal winning tandem rider from Rio Olympics whose next challenge is to ride an Arctic Winter race in Finnish Lapland on a fat bike despite his visual impairment. I promise not to moan again about a bit of sleet on my 7 mile cycle to work again.....well not much!!
Here's Steve at Huddersfield Town hall last year- what an inspiration!