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I have lived in Leicestershire my whole life. I love its diversity, its location in the centre of the country and I love the countryside surrounding us. In the last year the city of Leicester has had a particularly tough time as it was locked down for more months than anywhere else in the country. So, you can imagine the excitement when Leicester City Football Club qualified for the FA Cup Final. It was the boost the people of Leicester needed and the fans who were able to be part of the ‘trial crowd’ were ecstatic to be included!
To be honest, many didn’t expect Leicester to beat Chelsea but when Youri Tielemans scored a stunning goal for Leicester and our goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel (son of Peter), made two super-sonic saves to prevent Chelsea from hitting the back of the net, the fans went wild! The atmosphere was electric and the excitement palpable. For the first time in its history, Leicester City had won the FA Cup!
Last Monday morning I was being interviewed for an outside broadcast for BBC Radio Leicester’s Breakfast Show in a café to chat about the easing of lockdown and about diet and fitness. How lucky was I that I could be part of the celebrations as Leicester was buzzing with elation and excitement at our victory! Imagine my surprise when someone from Leicester City walked into the café with the FA Cup itself! WOW! I was thrilled to have my picture taken holding the really heavy trophy. It didn’t matter that it was a replica, (apparently the real one has two body-guards accompanying it!), but it was a privilege and a thrill just to be there and to meet the people connected with the Club who were coming in for interviews.
We all want to live for as long as we can and inevitably, we will find our body changing. In creating www.rosemaryconley.com my aim is to normalise some of those issues and to take away the embarrassment and that feeling of ‘I hate getting older’ which can often cross our minds. Both Mary Morris and I share the goal of helping you to eat well and exercise regularly so that you keep your health and fitness in good order. Follow Mary’s weekly Fitness Challenge to ensure that you regularly keep your heart and muscles strong which is fundamental to you living a longer life.
This week, on the website, I am sure you will smile as I share some of my ‘ageing’ stories. I talk about Ageing Skin, Facial Hair and Cataracts – some of the delightful joys when we find ourselves suffering from TMB – Too Many Birthdays! In future weeks, as mentioned in the last newsletter, I will be talking about some medical issues when I hope to dispel some of the fears as we almost inevitably become subject to certain embarrassing procedures.