Yes it's a been a while hasn't it? I've had an eventful 3 months to say the least and going to Rio for the whole of the Olympic Games was very much part of that. Before I share some of my favourite photos (I only took 6,132), I thought I'd share with you a couple of things you may have missed.
(1) The Mo Farah Selfie: yes, I managed to see both of his gold-medal winning races and at the 5000m, we positioned ourselves at the only place in the stadium where athletes could actually get close to the fans. The rest is history:
Here's the original tweet and photo which Mo Farah himself took - I'm in the red polo shirt on the right: twitter.com/MatthewLumby/st...
(2) 3 weeks ago I was in the audience for Victoria Derbyshire's *live* 2 hour BBC2/BBC News morning programme which that day was dedicated to Team & ParalympicGB's Rio2016 achievements (same day as the Manchester Parade). They had a load of medalists on stage and in the audience, and I was lucky enough to get an invite after the producer had tried to generate interest on Twitter and Facebook.
In the emails between me and the producer I told her I'd been at the Women's Hockey Final ... when I arrived at Salford they checked if I was comfortable with talking on camera about being there. I said I was (eek). .... we then took our seats (mine was reserved!) ... and I had an 1 hour to think of what to say... with 10 minutes to go I remembered that some people at work who'd spotted me on the BBC coverage of the hockey had wondered if I was there because I might be related to the captain Kate Walsh (same surname as me) ...
Anyway, here I am - scroll forward to 23:00 and watch for 2-3 minutes
(Yes, same polo shirt as worn in the selfie!)
Part 2 will follow before Christmas hopefully .