I get this question a lot, particularly from flight attendants. London is one of those great cities where you could do something new every day and never run out of ideas – but that’s part of the problem: where to start?
I’ve had some kind people who follow here ask to see photos from our day at the Olympics, as we were among the lucky few to get tickets to an event – and our favorite event at that! – the women’s team all-around gymnastics final. [*fist pump*] They wonder what the Olympics looks like from a spectator’s view (and as a lifelong Olympics fan, I always wondered the same thing.) So on that note, I’ve come to share some details and images.
First off, as soon as we stepped off the tube, we began to get excited. We were 3 hours early for our event, but it was immediately clear that would pass in a flash. For starters, we’d never even been to the O2 Arena (originally the Millenium Dome; for the Olympics called the North Greenwich Arena to please the Branding Police.), which I must admit is stunning. I always thought it was kind of ugly, but you get up close and you just can’t help but love it. So that was a good start to our wonderment. Continue Reading
If there’s one thing I’m anxious to see in London this summer, it isn’t the Olympics. (Although I am psyched about having “won” the ticket lottery with seats to the best event ever: Women’s Gymnastics Team Final. Whoo hoo!) It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, June 2-4.
Queen Elizabeth isn’t the first to celebrate 60 years on the throne. Victoria reached the Diamond milestone as well, but the Brits didn’t get to throw a hootenanny for her since she remained in permanent mourning for her dear Albert and had become reclusive to boot. So for Elizabeth, a century of pent up celebration is finally popping. Continue Reading