Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our Kelly ten years on....


Anyone who doubts what a wonderful achievement Kelly Holmes double gold medal winning Athens Olympics was then just watch this. If it doesn't make you feel proud of Tonbridge's golden girl and if you don't get a lump in your throat watching it then you must have a heart of stone!  Enjoy it ten years on 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still got your Kelly Holmes fixation then?

Tim James said...

"Eaaargh.....Retch....retch..puke..."
What about Aleister Crowley. He attended Tonbridge School, and he's a lot more interesting than Kelly Holmes.

Anonymous said...

Would you believe it! They have even named a road after her in Tonbridge, I thought she came from Hildenborough.

Tim James said...

Was she born in a place called sycophant street?

Tim James said...

I love you Kelly, and I want to lay your eggs all over Tonbridge:) Ohhhhh Kelly...."

Paul Bailey said...

Yes, pass the sick-bucket!

I'm not wishing to take anything away from what Kelly Holmes achieved 10 years ago in Athens, or to belittle all the good work she has done since in inspiring and motivating people to follow their dreams since, but really TB, "Our Kelly",? What sort of daft northern expression is that? It kind of implies ownership of said person; something I'm not certain the lady herself would approve of.

When hero worship turns into infatuation, where does that lead to next? Stalking, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Who's Aleister Crowley.....?
I have no interest in any kind of sport, but I quite like Kelly Holmes - at least she tries to do things for the community (schools etc).

Paul Bailey said...

"Who's Aleister Crowley?"

Probably the role model for Lord Voldemort, but much more interesting in real life than anything JK Rowling could come up with.

According to Wikipedia, "He despised Tonbridge school and left after just a few terms." Google him, Anonymous, if you want to find out more.

Tim James said...

Well he's not a famous cricketer, and he's not EM Forster, so maybe the link with Crowley and Tonbridge School isn't so obvious.
I have to say, having been forced to read "A passage to India" at one time in my life: I would choose Aleister any day of the week:-) Mind you, I think he attended when it was simply known as Tonbridge School, and not, as it is now: "Tonbridge School amalgamated with Tonbridge and Malling Town Council".

Anonymous said...

Why this out-pouring of hatred against poor old Kelly? Could it be misogyny? Can't bear a woman who does well .....?

Tim James said...

Why this out-pouring of hatred against poor old Kelly? Could it be misogyny? Can't bear a woman who does well .....?
Nope..Just can't abide brown-nosing...