Like many sports lovers I bookmark my life by great sporting moments.
I remember where I was when David Platt scored that volley in Italia ’90, Devon Malcolm destroyed South Africa, Redgrave won his fifth gold, Lance Armstrong faked fatigue on Alpe d’Huez, Jonny dropped that goal and Jimmy Glass scored that goal…
And I remember what I was doing during the Olympics in 2008. Sitting in a hot flat in London trying to get to the South Pole whilst the global economy collapsed all around us.
Fast forward four years. Four fast and frustrating years. It’s Olympics time again. And still I am dreaming of that elusive South Pole.
If it was easy, of course, then there would be little point in bothering with it. And we are nearly there now.
But I hope I won’t be taking another photo like this one in 2016!