Friday - worked at COH night shift after waking up for the day shift. spent afternoon watching tv at the BBC Olympics. In the evening, COH celebrated the silver medals won by the 8's rowing. I was able to assist them as they signed 60 jackets, 20 flags, 6 huge Molson Bottles for charity.
Saturday August 4 - Traveled out to Windsor Castle (2.5 hrs by tube/bus) to see if the Queen was greeting visitors as she goes there for the weekend. SPECTACULAR!!! see the pics in the London Pictures section.
Day 9 - Sunday - worked the day...tired...lots of standing. I have been able to help out Isabelle Charest (speedskater) as we greet the athletes, so I was able to congratulate Brent Hayden (bronze) & Ryan Cochrane (silver) on their medals and assist them as they signed jackets & flags.
Went out for dinner to a famous Pakastani/Indian restaurant 'Takkays' .
I was the friendly Canadian today as I helped out another Londoner this morning in the pouring rain by letting her share my umbrella. Ironic. On the way home at night, this young girl wanted to sit beside me so I engaged in a conversation with her and gave her a Canada pin.
I shared a cool moment on the tube as we popped out aboveground, the guy across from me was watching the 100m replay on his iphone. I was trying to look at the reflection thru the window but couldn't see anything. So I asked if that was the final and he said yes, do you want to see it? So I sat beside him and we watched Bolt win. Where was Bell, true Olympic Spirit moment!!!
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8/10/2012 09:39:31 am
Hi Rat! I just finished tryouts with my high school team(s). Had to make cuts today...a happy/sad day...kiss & cry time as it were. You are having the time of your life girl! Enjoy the time you have left...can't wait to see you in person and get all the stories in person! Cheers...luv & hugs
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