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Cathy MacDonald Cathy MacDonald | 09:00 UK time, Sunday, 13 February 2011

Anyone noticed how bright it's getting in the mornings now? Or that our afternoons are getting longer. We're emerging from the sleepy state of winter - I go into something close to enforced hibernation - and I'm enjoying my walks even more now. Even the world of sport is beginning to draw me in, particularly winter sports, and since the ski-ing season is well and truly thriving, if not here as much as Europe, it's good to be able to get some fun out of what was my nemesis for most of December and January. My very first ski-ing trip was to Glencoe and I had the time of my life.

I was two things - fearless and dreadful - no co-ordination and no discipline, but I had the greatest fun of my life while doing sport. From there I went to Europe and while I'm still at the same level as the kids, I think it's just the perfect holiday combination - plenty of fresh air and early nights, in order to hit the slopes first thing. Now I'm beginning to understand why the theme tunes for the majority of these thrill seeking sports are so upbeat - Ski Sunday with Pop Looks Bach by Sam Fonteyn, Formula One used Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" and BBC's cricket coverage is synonymous with Booker T and the MG's "Soul Limbo"....

Which songs do you associate with sport - Nessun Dorma perhaps? Send me your suggestions

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