Category Archives: BT Olympic Storyteller

Where are all the people?

Arrival (London Prepares…Sat 5th May 2012) Empty trains, empty platforms , no sign…I quickly checked the ticket , the instructions duly downloaded from Google. This was the right station , on the right day and it was still early morning. … Continue reading

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Olympic Storyteller – latest challenge

The latest challenge for the BT Olympic Storytellers was to pin down what puts the Great in Great Britain and to describe our greatest team for 2012. My piece was commended….so just off the podium this time! London 2012…the Greatest … Continue reading

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Silver!

It seems to me that ‘Olympics’ is fast becoming a word not to use and a subject not to talk about. It is fashionable to be anti the Games with talk of inequalities, no ticket availability, cost, disruption and on … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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I’m late, I’m late…

I seem to be taking life at a trot these days, not my usual stroll and amble. I think this is good, though it may catch up with me. CFS does not take kindly to increased pace! Friday night’s Toe … Continue reading

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This and that

There are some weeks where there is just no flow and this is one of them. Lots of little ends to tie up and no major project to keep me fully engaged. Having sent of the collection of poems to … Continue reading

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See with my Words Part I – The Road to 2012

This is what I saw – my first impressions of a few of the magnificent portraits that form a fraction  of the ‘Changing Pace’ exhibition on the Road to 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery See With My Words – … Continue reading

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The Road to Twenty Twelve

I was privileged to be part of the private tour of the Road to 2012 photographic exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery yesterday. It is a long time since I have taken an evening train to London to visit a … Continue reading

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BT Storyteller Competition

The 1oo BT Olympic Storytellers were invited to submit a piece entitled ‘Anticipation. The entries were judged by Caitlin Moran. I’m proud to say my poem was judged as winner! Many others’ work was commended and included prose, photos and … Continue reading

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First Olympic Storyteller outing…London/Surrey roadrace to test Olympic route

Buzzing with the expectation that ripples through the crowd at the right angle corner in Byfleet, I search for the ‘multiple picture’ setting on my new, birthday present camera. The guy next to me, sporting a similar model but different … Continue reading

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