Category Archives: Olympics

Remember, remember the 5th….


I was reminded today that I hadn’t written a blog for some time, in fact it’s been eight days so it spurred me on to more scribblings. The reminder came from the writing group I have attended every Friday for … Continue reading

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Winter drawers on.


I’m not one (normally) to blow a brass wind instrument as favoured by Kenny Ball, but the personal after effect of my Olympics experience is manifest in one particular aspect. All that walking up and down the 600 metre length … 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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