Batty at the Belfry

First job of the day today – strategic planning meeting at The Belfry with Simon Kirkland of Sport Structures.

Public impressions? On the drive into The Belfry, I did wonder how the staff would react to Two Big Ears – would I be asked to remove them or leave quietly?  No problem. whatsoever. A group of ladies in the lobby saw Two Big Ears a mile away – must have been at least ten smiles in that group – I hope I made their day – I passed them a fact sheet….
Lovely couple walking past me, thanks for your smiles… fact sheet…

I found Simon in the Belfry Bar, all the business suits looking at me as i walked through. The looks on their faces….

I apologised to Simon for being 30 minutes late – explained that  had to find a pair of ears… “I cannot take you seriously with those things on”. But we did take it seriously the Two Big Ears provoked a deep conversation on the impact of last nights Opening ceremony etc.

Pass on the word Simon – you have a fact sheet….


Opening Ceremonies

Watching Olympic/Paralympic opening ceremonies on TV, remind me how privileged I have been to walk out with the GB team at the 2005 Deaflympics in Melbourne, Australia. I know the feeling… even now, 7 years later I get emotional about it.

I have woken up this morning and prepared a fact sheet to hand out to people so that they might understand Two Big Ears.

I am waiting for the shops to open so I can go and buy my new ears. I am feeling utterly terrified of what I am about to do. Will people notice anything? Will it work? Its a bit like getting ready for a “Two Big ears Opening Ceremony”.


Big Ears is born

Two Big Ears is my way of raising awareness about the Deaflympics.

Whilst we are all enjoying the London 2012 Paralympics, I am going to see how the public react to me wearing a pair of big ears everyday right up until the Paralympic flame goes out at the Closing Ceremony.

If you don’t quite understand what I am trying to do, please keep checking this blog as I will update my experiences daily and in the process, you will hopefully give the Deaflympics your support.