|Meeting Michael Jamieson, our top Olympic swimmer from London 2012|
For almost a year now I've been looking after Smiths News' Dispatches blog, which is all about the company's charity fundraising events. Yesterday also marked my 200th post for them and it has been an absolute pleasure to write and bask in their glow of raising over £100,000 for good causes.
They'd also decided November 2nd is a day of celebration by holding their 2012 Community Week Awards and I got invited along. It was great to meet so many people whose stories I'd blogged about. They were already familiar faces and were most welcoming once I'd explained I was the mysterious smithsnews from Dispatches.
Smiths News also supported Michael Jamieson this year in his quest to become an Olympian. He's the son of one of the members of staff, so it was a natural step for the company to get behind his efforts. I've followed Michael's progress this year from before the Olympic trials in March, through his amazing performance at the Olympics, then getting back into training to start working towards his next set of goals. Today he's back into the swing of competition again in Sheffield and will see what shape he's in post Olympics :)
As an ex-competitive swimmer it's been a treat to take Michael's guest blog posts and add my excitement to his progress. As you can see, Michael was guest of honour at yesterday's event and it was wonderful to meet him :D
When I started Veg Plotting on that very wet and dreary November day, I never dreamt where it would take me. It's thanks to your comments and encouragement that I'm still here 5 years later blogging away. Thank you.