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The Summer We Got our Mojo Back?

We Brits have had a bit of a chip on our collective shoulder for years now. We were an enormous colonial power, the most powerful country in the world, and now much of our power and influence is gone – … Continue reading

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2 Days Until The Olympics!

After 6 years of waiting, it’s so close! Competition officially starts today (women’s football kicks off in Cardiff later) but the Opening Ceremony is on Friday evening. I can’t wait to see what we’ve come up with. We can’t hope … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Torch Relay, a set on Flickr. The Olympic Torch Relay made its way through my town this morning. I had to get up early (for a Sunday) but it was an interesting experience! I am fortunate enough to live … Continue reading

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Bucket List Update: Photography, Sailing, Wimbledon and USA trip

This year I am definitely going to be able to cross ‘Attend the Olympics’ off my bucket list, but I’m also making progress on some of the others. Yesterday, I received a message from Shakespeare Hospice, a charity in Stratford-Upon-Avon, … Continue reading

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It’s Starting: Olympic Flame Lit In Greece

This is exciting! Yesterday, the Olympic Flame was lit by rays of the sun caught in a mirror. It was transferred to an urn, then to a Greek torch before being passed on to a London 2012 torch for the … Continue reading

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Official Worldwide Truce For 2012 Olympics

I had no idea the concept of a truce during the Olympics existed in the modern Games, but apparently it does. Through a herculean effort, British diplomats have persuaded every country in the world to agree to a truce during … Continue reading

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More Olympic Tickets Uncertainty

I was up painfully early this morning to be online at 6am, ready for the second chance sales of remaining Olympic tickets. I’ve always loved the Olympics and attending a Games is on my bucket list, so getting up a … Continue reading

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Last Day To Apply For Olympics Tickets

I finally got around to applying for Olympics tickets yesterday. In the end I went for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, 3 or four athletics events, one swimming event and one basketball event. I quite like basketball but that was … Continue reading

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Olympic Ticket Infomation Announced

Tickets go on sale next month for the London 2012 Olympics and the ticketing information has been announced today. I really wanted to try for tickets to the Opening Ceremony (I know it would be the longest of long shots … Continue reading

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