Tag Archives: Olympic Games

Chobham’s Olympic Stars

I live in a small  village, not the kind of place, I thought, to brush shoulders with people directly involved in the Summer Olympics. I couldn’t be more wrong. Since one of my ‘BT Olympic Storytellers’ poems appeared in the Parish magazine, … Continue reading

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Security…not exactly a rant!

It is probably obvious from my last two posts that I was fortunate to have tickets for the Wheelchair Tennis Event at Eton Manor which was part of the London Prepares test Event at the Olympic Park. I was there in the role of … Continue reading

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London prepares – Wheelchair tennis at Eton manor

Eton Manor is as impressive as its name suggests, a great outdoor tennis facility. The courts, sporting their navy blue playing area, sky blue surrounds, and bounding boards of fuchsia pink are a sight in their own right…the colour scheme … 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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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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