Monthly Archives: Aug 2012

Bank Holiday drum and bass


What a ride and experience that was!  My eldest was seeing her friend perform with the Carnival Collective, see: http://youtu.be/t-sgAo45v-4 at Concorde2 in Brighton. They are a 30 – 50 piece band with about 30 percussionists, a la Brazilian carnival processions complete … Continue reading

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London Calling….


It was always going to be hectic, but two days worth of visiting the ‘smoke’ has left us a bit tired, but not too emotional. This was courtesy of the Games Maker e-mail that said I could get cheap tickets … Continue reading

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And on TV tonight…


My two favourite programmes on TV are ‘How’s It Made’ and ‘How Do They Do That?’, both on Discovery Science (other channels are available: why do announcers give that information?). This is of course at complete variance with most of … Continue reading

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Aftermath (1966)


The weather made the day, and of course the people who came.  It was an unbelievable 33 deg C on Saturday, with loads of sun and no cloud – perfect day.  The prep was hectic over a two day period … Continue reading

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Thursday’s child is full of….


Sorry blogosphere enthusiasts, short on time time because….two one day to go until the party! Don’t know who’s turning up yet, so it will be a surprise for all of us.  Last week I took delivery of a new marquee, one … Continue reading

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Life gets tedious…don’t it?


Age is a peculiar thing, there is always an issue with  your age, whatever it is, in your 20s you’re too young to get married (we were 20 and 19), in your 30s men start losing their hair, in your … Continue reading

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After the party


I think I knew deep down that it would be a fruitless endeavour. The euphoria surrounding the Games carried on to the final day and the closing ceremony and we decided to get up to town to see something. Having … Continue reading

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And in the end….

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So that’s it then, my final day. The end of the Olympic Volunteer experience. No more travel on the crowded Jubilee line, getting hotter all the time, no more DLR, no more security check into the venue. No more spasmodic … Continue reading

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The final stretch


Plenty of discussions today on TV, and on line about the legacy of the Olympic venues.  No doubt LOCOG have had a legacy plan in place for a long time; they have already said the Olympic park will close after … Continue reading

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Back to work…oh dear


The sport connection in the Olympics is sometimes tenuous, for example how is synchronised swimming or board diving a ‘sport’. The scoring in these activities depends on the vagarities of the judges, so if they are having an off day, … Continue reading

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