Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy. Website – www.philevans.co.uk
2018 is moving faster than Piers Morgan when he’s told the studio canteen’s selling triple cheeseburgers at half price.
When you buy your 2019 calendar, write across January in large letters . . .
“REMEMBER SUMMER 2018”
Because . . .
Next winter, when it’s freezing cold and gets dark at four in the afternoon; when the central heating’s on the blink; the roads are covered with ice; and you can’t escape the dreariness because snow has closed all the airports . . . that’sthe time to remember Summer 2018 and how we whinged and wilted in the sort of heat wave we haven’t experienced for years.
When you can’t leave the house in January 2019 without gloves, scarf, woolly hat, three layers of clothing and a hot water bottle up your jumper, I want you to say to yourself out loud . . .
“Did I reallycomplain the summer weather was much too hot?”
The sad fact is, unlike our neighbours in Spain and Italy (who not only adore sunny weather, they make an industry out of it), we British are never prepared when Mother Nature decides to slip on her sunglasses, roll up her skirt and go for a cooling paddle in the sea.
Towards the end of June, after only a few sunny weeks, I saw the first sighting of “Hosepipe Ban Predicted” in the newspapers.
Supermarkets rationed fizzy drinks and there’s talk of a beer shortage due to CO2 running out.
And, although we expectour railways to grind to a halt in the Autumn because of the ‘Wrong type of leaves on the line’ and in the Winter due to the ‘Wrong type of snow’, in June many trains were delayed because the ‘Wrong type of sunshine’ buckled the railway tracks.
Let’s just accept that Britain can’t cope with hot weather and find ourselves a shady spot to enjoy a cold fizzy drink . . . while we still can!
The highlight of the week for me was meeting up with Kayleigh Williams from Llanelli.
Kayleigh is a wife and mother to two boys and has also served eight years in the British Army.
That’s not all . . .
Kayleigh was once a vehicle mechanic, pulling her overalls on daily basis and then throwing on her shorts to play Rugby!
Oh, did I forget to mention she also played rugby for the Army, too?
Now, that would be quite enough for some people to take on.
But, while juggling all this, she was also selected to work on the Bloodhound Project – a project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000mph land speed record!
She helped design and build the rocket element of the project.
I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted just from reading that list of achievements.
After leaving the Army, Kayleigh now works as a Personal Trainer, inspiring so many women to make positive changes and achieve their goals – and I can’t think of a better role model.
And, cue fanfare and drum roll, she’s also an award-winning body builder . . . training to compete on stage in Fitness Modelling.
So, weigh it all up . . . training in the gym several times per week, coaching fabulous ladies daily AND bringing up two amazing boys!
When we look back at how women’s roles were viewed years ago, it’s refreshing to see how society has changed and how positive female role models can inspire others.
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