We are sports mad as a family which is why we are so involved with sports like swimming,

Huge cheers went up in our home in Guildford as spotted Rachel at the opening ceremony.

rugby and steeplechase locally and spent a large amount of time involved with youth sport.  It will therefore come as no surprise that we are completely engrossed with the Olympics and are following as much sport as possible.

On Sunday we were lucky enough to visit the table tennis and were blown away not just by the standard of play but by the welcome from the volunteers, the wonderful atmosphere in the crowd and the exceptional all round organisation.  I Tweeted throughout the day and you can see the photos and follow me on Twitter via @meacouk.

Through our contact with Wey Valley Swimming Club we sponsor Team GB kayaker Rachel Cawthorn who swam for the club when she was a teenager.  It is a honour for us to be associated with Rachel and we cannot help to be excited as we get closer to her Olympic debut on Monday.  On Friday we spotted Rachel at the Opening ceremony, on Saturday she was in the Daily Mail photo spread, interviewed on 5Live and meet the Queen!

The day after the Opening Ceremony Rachel meet the Queen

You can follow Rachel’s journey via her Twitter account @RachelCawthorn and you can see Rachel compete for Britain at Eton Dorney Lake on the following days;

  • Monday 6th August Women’s K4 500m – am
  • Tuesday 7th August Women’s K1 500m – am
  • Wednesday 8th August K4 final (hopefully)
  • Thursday 9th August K1 final (hopefully)

We are lucky enough to have tickets for the kayaking on the Tuesday and Thursday, I am sure that it will an emotional journey and we cannot wait to cheer Rachel on and withness her do Great Britain proud.


Author: Chris Michael

Chris Michael has been in the humidity business since 1989 and founded Meaco in 1991. Much of his knowledge comes from the numerous years spent working with museums and art galleries across Europe controlling and measuring relative humidity to protect the works of art. He is a regular guest speaker on relative humidity at the British Library and is always happy to pass on his knowledge in a practical way to his customers. Outside of Meaco Chris is married with four children and is very active in the local community, especially through youth sport. Further thoughts can be found on Google+ and Twitter