I guess it’s a compliment that you get asked after a major championships if you’re happy with a bronze medal.
Hopefully it will never get to the stage that I take one for granted.
I definitely don’t just now.
Our bronze in the Euros was hard-earned, and it means a lot to us.
Yes, we always go into a tournament going for gold, but you can’t win them all.
There were big positives to take home from Switzerland, apart from another medal for the collection.
This was Sarah’s first championship with us and she was brilliant.
In our bronze medal match she shot the lights out, and it will be huge for her self-belief going forward.
Sarah’s showed herself to be a really gritty competitor and the team dynamic is as good as it has ever been.
We got better as the week went on, and there were three or four games in a row that we knew had to be won or we were packing our bags. That’s the sort of pressure you have to be put under.
We knew that we wouldn’t get everything our own way in the first year as a new team, but we’re looking on it as year one in a four year cycle.
And as long as we’re competing for medals while we’re gelling, then I’ll always be happy.
We’re off to Canada for another Grand Slam event next week and I can remember a time when that would have been a big step up from the Europeans, but that isn’t the case now.
The standard in European curling has never been higher and there are more and more teams from over here qualifying for the slams.
The days when Scotland almost took it as a given that they would be there or thereabouts in the Europeans are gone.
You just have to look at the tough week our men had in Switzerland.
So there’s no way I’m going to complain at “only” getting a bronze.
* I must admit I’ve never watched a game of women’s football but I had to check out Stephanie Roche’s goal when I heard it had been nominated by Fifa for goal of the year.
It’s unbelievable, and I can see why it’s had three million hits on Youtube. It would be amazing for women’s sport if she wins.
* Have you ever thought to yourself”what have I let myself in for?”
Well, that was me waiting to fly down to London on Wednesday afternoon to film an episode of A League of their Own.
It was certainly more nerve-wracking than going on Question of Sport, that’s for sure!
I don’t want to give too much away about what James Corden got me to do on the set because the programme won’t be going out for a while, but let’s just say there were bagpipes involved!