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London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony – ‘The Isles of Wonder’

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Olympic Stadium, London, UK

On Wednesday 25th July, I was fortunate to be invited to the Technical Rehearsal of the Olympics Opening Ceremony for London 2012. This grand spectacle is aimed at presenting Great Britain to the world, masterminded by Danny Boyle. I wasn’t able to share the photos on the evening due to the #savethesurprise theme. But, I can share them now! 🙂

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Why I’m staying in London for summer 2012

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Tower Bridge, London

In 2010 I was living in Birmingham and contemplating relocation to London with my partner. Naturally, I had started to seek opportunities in the city when I came across an advert for Olympic Ambassadors, 8000 of which were being recruited from across the UK. This would be to support the games that were coming to the capital city.

The process involved completing a fairly lengthy application form, providing passport information and much other detail to even be considered for the first round of short listing. I had a spare half hour with it being my lunch break and it sounded like a fantastic once in a lifetime opportunity… so I applied. Continue reading Why I’m staying in London for summer 2012