Category Archives: sport

The Musketeer Conundrum

With football now back on the UK screens with artificial crowds and noise, sport is in the headlines. One oddity is being able to hear the players, encouraging, cajoling and directing each other. A bit like any game on any … Continue reading

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Voices And The Terror Within – Musings On The World Cup

One consequence of living in London is that travelling on public transport reminds you we live in a small and shrinking world. It is easy to note the many skin tones suggesting an ancestry away from the shores of the … Continue reading

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Three Ways To A Red Nose

Three things come together this week that make me feel nostalgic. One the garden looks lovely and especially the hostas and irises. Second the warm weather justifies the start of the moth trap season to see what if any moths … Continue reading

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Mary Mary not at all contrary #cycling #hernehillvelodrome

I saw this today, a quote from John Waters the wacky film director “The only insult I’ve ever received in my adult life was when someone asked me, “Do you have a hobby?” A HOBBY?! DO I LOOK LIKE A … Continue reading

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What I learnt from the Olympics: my top 11 lessons #olympics #11lessons

I was talking to a friend about my time working in the London Olympics. It was a joyous experience and one I posted about a couple of years ago. In case you are interested in some lessons learnt here’s that … Continue reading

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Higher, Faster, Stronger #TeamGB #Olympics

To celebrate the day we surpassed the Chinese in the Olympics medal table (accepting it can’t last but still…) and to acknowledge the joy I experienced working for the Olympics in 2012 in London (the pictures are from then), here … Continue reading

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What I learnt from the Olympics

  I once aspired to be an Olympian. Never going to happen but the nearest I came was when I spent the best part of four years (spread over six) helping in a small way with the London 2012 Games … Continue reading

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Glasgow – days 3 and 4

So our trip to Glasgow has come to an end. Because day three was so action packed and we didn’t hit our pillows until one o’clock with a six thirty alarm I’ve combined two entries to a bumper edition. As … Continue reading

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Glasgow – day one

So here we are. Glasgow. A city en fete. Party central. Grey and a dollop or two of rain. It’s warm and perfect conditions for the marathon. I’m starting this post in bed in our hotel, set in the rolling acres … Continue reading

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Dear Green Place aka Glasgow

For those who have visited down the years, and for those who have only seen it as the gritty and grim backdrop to thrillers and crime stories, Glasgow’s nickname would come as something of a surprise. It does have its … Continue reading

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