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Family get in commonwealth spirit

Twins Ollie and Caleb Brown, 4, and their two-year-old sister Phoebe with Mum and Dad Aly and Dave Brown

Twins Ollie and Caleb Brown, 4, and their two-year-old sister Phoebe with Mum and Dad Aly and Dave Brown

A Portlethen family have got into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games by setting up their own ‘mini games’- in their back garden.

Twins Ollie and Caleb Brown, 4, and their two-year-old sister Phoebe have been recreating big moments from almost every featured sport from the comfort of home.

The tots have taken to the likes of table tennis, cycling, triathlon, rugby, lawn bowls and weightlifting, all lovingly filmed by mum Aly (corr), 34, and dad Dave, 26 and uploaded onto Youtube.

The ‘aquatic’ events like freestyle swimming and diving take place in the Brown’s five foot long paddling pool.

Aly, a lecturer in Pharmacy at the Robert Gordon University, said that the mini games had proven a cheaper alternative to tickets for the “grown up games”.

She said: “We did consider going to Glasgow to watch some of the events but it was fairly expensive, what with tickets and accommodation.

“But now I don’t think the kids will let us pass going down. They want to experience some of the excitement for themselves.”

Stay-at-home dad Dave came up with the brainwave after noticing how much the youngsters enjoyed watching the Games on TV.

He said: “We enjoy watching the Games with the kids because they are so curious.

“They constantly ask about who is winning, what country they are from and how each sport works.

“We’ve been enjoying a week of glorious sunshine and the kids were driving me mad one day so I thought we would set up our own games.

“The kids have been getting really into it- we’ve now just about completed every event and are on our fifth day.”

 

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