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Living In History


As this post publishes I will be somewhere in London in the middle of my very last Games Maker 2012 shift. I posted here about my Olympics experience and when I get home and organised I will post about my day at the Paralympics too. Just for now though, on this final day, I wanted…… Continue reading Living In History

Life · London Olympics

On Being A Games Maker at London 2012


Well it’s all over and done with. The London Olympics 2012 are finished – the Closing Ceremony complete, medals won and handed out, anthems played, races run, shot-puts thrown and show jumps cleared. And I made it happen. Well, I helped. My shifts were out on the road for the Cycling Road Races and Marathons…… Continue reading On Being A Games Maker at London 2012

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365 Project Week #14 ~ ‘The Ground’


MONDAY: The kids are home…. TUESDAY: Walking to Unofficial Writer’s Club (& Dinner) WEDNESDAY: The kids have been away… THURSDAY: Floor – One. Toddler – Nil. (grazed forehead & bloody nose-tip) FRIDAY: Friday Night Date: Dinner out (and in the sunshine!), cinema double bill and stargazing/satellite/ISS spotting. SATURDAY: Watching Mo Farrah win Gold #2! SUNDAY:…… Continue reading 365 Project Week #14 ~ ‘The Ground’

London Olympics

The Olympics – Starting To Feel Real


This time last week I was sat in Wembley Arena with over 9,000 other people at my London 2012 Games Maker Orientation Training Event. It was about half way through, probably about 10.30am, that everything suddenly started to feel less like a dream and more like something that is actually going to happen. Seb Coe,…… Continue reading The Olympics – Starting To Feel Real