January 2012 Olympic Year
Love and best wishes to everyone out there, in the UK and overseas. This year will be a busy one, I just know it. Whilst I’m editing and preparing for the exhibition tour for Girls in the Ring, the story of the female amateur boxers of Yorkshire to coincide with women’s boxing rounds for the first time at the Olympic Games, I’ll be looking ahead to return visits to Hull by Gladys and Francess from Freetown. It feels like an age since we were all together in Africa last summer. We still have much work to do, funds to raise and photographs to show. It will never end and I don’t want it to.
There may be a chance to visit China in May to cover the qualifying rounds of women’s boxing for the Olympics, and especially to photograph Nicola Adams, Yorkshire’s hope for Gold. Where travels will take me after that, who knows, let’s wait and see.
January is a time for getting ready for the months ahead, without forgetting what has gone before. One of the greatest and most prolific writers in East Yorkshire, Sue Mason, passed away this month. Sue was a colleague from our newspaper days and a friend, in fact a friend to many. I will miss you Sue, and will never forget you.