So here I am standing on a train platform in what can only be described as monsoon like conditions with no wet weather protection. I am without; umbrella or jacket, waterproof or hat. Stood there between men and women with almighty great umbrellas, space in abundance but do they offer you space to shield a … Continue reading Umbrella sharing and other British problems
I, like everyone else in Britain, am suffering from a break-up. We had a long, beautiful summer together the Olympics and us; we laughed, we cried and more than once we begged her not to leave. We felt like a better people with the Olympics by our side. But now she has left us for … Continue reading Olympic Conclusions
To me the cauldron symbolised the Olympic spirit and all that is good about the world. The cauldron consisted of 204 copper petals, each representing one of the competing nations. They were brought into the stadium by each team as part of the athletes’ procession and each was taken back home by the countries. A … Continue reading My Olympics – Cauldron
The Olympics brings out every country's national pride and also the face paint. Here is a collection of some of the best from all over London.
Knitted Usain on his visit to the Olympic stadium.
So the curtain has finally closed on London 2012 but fear not! All this week I will be showing all you lovely people photographs from my Olympics (I didn't compete but you know what I mean!). I will end the week with a blog post that has been many months in the making about what … Continue reading My Olympics – The Torch
I realise that some of you outside of the UK might be looking at our tiny island with confusion. This weekend we have been celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen. We've had river pageants, music concerts, church services, street parties and of course bunting galore. Last night also saw the lighting of more than 4,200 … Continue reading For the Jubilee: Lighting the Beacon