Olympic Ceremonies Rehearsals

Exactly one week from today, I’ll have my second rehearsal for London 2012 Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies. We were sworn to secrecy so can’t give ANY details on what I’ll be doing. Thus, was really surprised when a few days before our first rehearsal via BBC and in newspapers across the land, saw images and details about the Opening ceremony as revealed by director Danny Boyle. Specifically, that the Opening Ceremony “will start with an anarchic pastoral vision of Britain’s green and pleasant land, featuring real animals, fake rain, a mosh-pit in tribute to the Glastonbury Festival and a […]

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London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch is making its way around the four corners of the UK before arriving in Stratford on 27 July for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. And it has been amazing to hear some of the stories and view images associated with the people taking part in the journey. One that brought a big smile to my face is that of some kids on West Sands Beach in St Andrews who re-enacted the famous scene from one of my favourite movies: Chariots of Fire. Simply brilliant! So can’t wait to get caught up in the […]

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The Other Woman

This past Saturday, I went on a date with SalsaMan (more on that later!). One of the things we discussed was the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations last weekend. During the conversation, we discussed the presence of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at centre stage. He admired her and thought it was lovely to see her there. I on the other hand, am not terrible fond of her and in fact was upset by her presence — especially in the Royal Carriage with the Queen and then on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace. No doubt that she and Charles are a genuine love […]

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Over the extended bank holiday weekend, I had a lovely time participating and watching the Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration. On Sunday, I headed into London to watch the 1,000-boat flotilla along the Thames River. I got to Embankment around 1pm and as it was so crowded I walked towards Blackfriars. However, things weren’t much better so just hung around, chatted to people, soaked up the atmosphere and later the rain. Still a great day out! Monday I watched the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. The highlight was seeing Grace Jones hula-hooping her way through her performance of hit […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

It’s great to see the Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom out everywhere in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. This is not normally the case. Unlike the United States where flags are flown on government buildings, schools, homes, etc. all the time — over here it’s like they only bring out the Union Jack on special occasions. That shouldn’t be as there is much that the British have to be proud of. Thus, here’s hoping the flag waving continues. It’s quite lovely to see and think it goes a long way towards making more people feel patriotic. […]

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