The bliss of a day (or two) off


Well to say I completely relaxed yesterday is an understatement, I actually got to watch some Olympics in the afternoon.  Thanks to my lovely wife Fran who has pampered me and kept me going; it’s the families of the  competitors and volunteers who should also be recognised, without both sets there would be a very poor Olympics.  Looking at Beth Tweddle’s parents on the the Beeb this morning, what dedication and support, but then it’s their daughter, so they have a vested interest.  Good luck to Beth if she decides to retire.

Another day off today and some odd jobs to do, but mainly girding myself for another shift tomorrow.  I have a feeling that I will be quite sad when it is all over,  I am still excited about my last two shifts knowing  that I have been part of the Olympics. My daughter and son-in-law were in the opening ceremony as dancers and she has also been part of the medal presentation ceremony team so it is quite a family affair. You never I might even be interested in Rio 2016 if they are looking for volunteers, after all I have the experience.  I’ve been to Brazil a couple of times and if you think London had a challenge with the riots a year ago, I have no idea how they going to tackle the favelas and the gangsters in Rio. The place has an edge of danger all the time away from the tourist spots. I was there during the Carnival in 2006 and there was policemen on every corner and intersection near Cococabana and Ipanema beaches throughout out the whole carnival period.  Still it’s an exciting and vibrant place with the food and the music, and of course the statue of Christo Redemptor and Sugar Loaf mountain as major tourist attractions. Let’s hope the authorities can nail down any problems there and make it as trouble free as London has so far managed to be. A short blog today, I will be back tomorrow.

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About cliverh

Retired aerospace engineer, first with the Royal Air Force and then BAE Systems. Now enjoying a variety of activities and not getting bored. I was a Games Maker Volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and a volunteer at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. I intend to blog about what interests me.
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