Alison’s update

Christmas once again has been and gone in an instant and January is here with snowy days and cosy nights.  Happy New Year, Happy Birthday to all my fellow Capricorns and a Toast to Rabbie Burns on the 25th of this month.   

Did you have a good Festive Season?  Do you have any stories or anecdotes you can share?  If so, let us know.  Or better still join us down the Ear ‘n’ Dog and share our craic.   

Don’t miss this chance to catch up with your friends around the country for convivial chat and friendly banter. 

The pub’s been closed for a while, but the glasses are polished and the gantry is gleaming. The fire’s on so…See you there! 

Inspirational deaf sports people in the news 

Thanks to our colleague Penny Perry for posting about Sophie Chardon deaf ski instructor in France. 

Ski Sunday: Meet Sophie Chardon – the only deaf ski instructor in France – BBC Sport 

And on a similar note – did anyone see Gladiators at the weekend?  You can find out more about this young rugby player, who is one of the new Gladiators, on this link from Radio Times. 

Who is Fury? Gladiator 2023 star whose dad competed on show | Radio Times 

And to conclude our sporting theme, this skateboard move is to be renamed “the Weddle move” after its inventor, deaf skateboarder, Chris Weddle.  

Skateboard trick to be renamed in honour of deaf inventor | British Deaf News