Tag Archives: olympics

In closing

  This is really late; it should have been posted last Monday! But with a mission of a week, I’ve only just had a chance to do it. Please ignore the fact it’s almost completely irrelevant now the Games are … Continue reading

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Just… wow.

What a week it’s been! This Olympics has been fantastic for equestrian sport; on top of last week’s eventing team silver, the show jumpers took the team gold; the first time Britain’s done that for 60 years. I did get … Continue reading

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Castrating a wildebeest

Hands up who’s had a work meeting cancelled because the other person was castrating a wildebeest? Just me then :-) I was supposed to be watching tapirs be given ice lollies for a feature for the paper but yep – … Continue reading

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A surfeit of superlatives

Did you see it?! The London 2012 opening ceremony was amazing, stunning – superb. From Blake’s “green and pleasant land”… …to the dark satanic mills… … to the forging of the Olympic rings… The opening sequence was out of this … Continue reading

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Relay and raspberries

Well the legs have now recovered – finally :-) It was a bit incongruous really, watching someone running with the Torch on Wednesday while I was hobbling around – but it was great. The town was packed and everyone seemed to … Continue reading

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St Swithin’s Day

If on St Swithin’s Day, it is rainy weather, it will rain more or less for 40 days together. It just goes to show how ridiculously superstitious I am that I waited till nearly the end of St Swithin’s Day, … Continue reading

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A diamond in the rough

Does anyone else think of the little geezer from the beginning of Aladdin when they hear that phrase? But this isn’t about any genies, lamps or talking carpets -just a day at work :-) I was editing all last week … Continue reading

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