Beth Tweddle, new world champion in the gymnastic floor exercises was being interviewed on the radio as I drove in this morning, and very charming she was, but I didn't realise how closely she was connected to the world of petrochemicals.
Now my North of England Chemicals correspondent Judith tells me that Beth lives in her village and is the local celebrity. Another young girl in Judith's son's class at high school is following in Beth's footsteps and doing exceptionally well.
And in another freakish chemicals connection, it turns out that fellow blogger Paul Hodges used to work with Jerry Tweddle, Beth's father, now at INEOS, and posted a video of Beth on his own blog this very morning.
(photo: Elizabeth Tweddle of