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London 2012

London … resisting the urge to build something at the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s fabulous ‘Bricks in the Sky’ LEGO Exhibition

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It’s not everyday that one’s train is held up due to a swan on the line. But that was the reason given by the driver of the overground train I was stuck on for nearly twenty minutes at Canonbury earlier … Continue reading

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London … ‘high’ lights from the top of The Orbit during a Queen Elizabeth Olympic ‘Park in Progress’ tour

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Earlier last week (March 2013) the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (nee the London 2012 Olympic Park) partially reopened to allow paying visitors to come and see the park – now under reconstruction – from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. … Continue reading

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London 2012 Paralympics – being inspired by the Superhumans, and the possible sighting of a well known politician dressed up as a chicken

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On the first weekend of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, I returned to Olympic Park. As I walked through the Stratford gate full of glee to be back, I heard a little beeping sound behind me. It was an Olympic … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics – Beach Volleyball: is it really being played in London … or Portmeirion?

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There was something rather odd about the London 2012 Olympics Beach Volleyball venue at Horseguards Parade last Friday: There was a sort of country village feel about the place. Although seeing and hearing a Royal Guards brass band play before … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics – the Olympic Park, rain and dealing with the problem of smelly feet

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It was off to the Olympic Park for the first time for me today to watch Handball at the Copper Box. Arriving early I had time to explore the Park but sadly it was raining and unless you have a … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics – ‘Awesome’ Gymnastics at the North Greenwich Arena & sitting beside the Gold Medalist for being ‘Most Annoying Child’

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I attended Day One of the London 2012 Olympics Men’s Artistic Gymnastics today at ‘The O2’ … or as we now have to call it, the ‘North Greenwich Arena’. USA, Italy and Japan were competing in the afternoon round. Before … Continue reading

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London … losing one’s hearing, getting sunburnt and feeling rather old, but all worth it just to see legendary Daley Thompson carry the Olympic torch

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I’ve had a crush on two-times Olympic gold medalist decathlete Daley Thompson since I first saw him wow the world at the Los Angeles Games in 1984 (I’ve always had a soft spot for men with moustaches). So, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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London … strolling across the Capital with the adorable Wenlock and Mandeville (all 82 of them!)

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I simply adore Wenlock and Mandeville, the official mascots for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. So, you can imagine my surprise and utter joy when I spotted these two familiar characters near Lambeth Bridge the other week: These … Continue reading

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London … and trying not to forget the 1948 London Olympics

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Unlike the 1908 Olympics where plaques and memorials proudly pay tribute to the sites of the first London Olympic Games (see London and remembering the 1908 Olympics), the 1948 London Olympics in comparison seem largely forgotten. Take the Harringay Arena … Continue reading

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London … and are Olympic Organisers planning to use Noah style arks as a mode of transport should the rain persist this Summer?

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Finally! The rain actually stopped today and the Capital experienced its first dry, sunny day in weeks. Apparently though, it is not going to last so I made the most of the break and went on a rather enjoyable quest around … Continue reading

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London … remembering the London 1908 Olympics (and hoping to catch a glimpse of Alex Jones & Matt Baker in the process)

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I was passing through White City early last week and with less than three weeks to go before the 2012 Olympics begin, it seemed rather fitting to take a photo of the memorial plaque marking the site of the first … Continue reading

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London … and with one month to go, the Olympic Rings from Tower Bridge do not seem to be towering over the Thames as planned

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With only one month to go before the London 2012 Olympics finally begin, Mayor Boris Johnson marked the event by lowering a large set of Olympic rings over the Thames from Tower Bridge last Wednesday. I was so excited by this … Continue reading

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London … 2,012 hours to go before the Olympics begin and organisers pay tribute to comedy legend Kenny Everett

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Yesterday, the Olympic stadium was officially opened with an event attended by 40,000 people to mark 2,012 hours to go before the London 2012 Olympics begin. Unfortunately, I did not have a ticket for the event, but I still popped … Continue reading

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London … 100 days to go before the Olympic Countdown clock goes off (and hopefully wakes Londoners up from their Olympic apathy)

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I couldn’t resist the latest London 2012 Olympic photo opportunity and popped down to Trafalgar Square earlier to take this: … and here’s a more arty one just to show off (shame I didn’t have a better camera with me) … Continue reading

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London … and let the Jubilympics begin!

I passed a branch of a well known photography shop in Central London today who, to my utter glee had dressed their window in preparation for this Summer’s Jubilee and Olympic Games. The fact however that the display area in … Continue reading

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