Thursday, August 30, 2012


So the Paralympics have begun.  I have to say that so far I am not very impressed with the Channel 4 coverage.  They spend so much time talking in the studio that they aren't showing half the swimming races.  A Brit broke the world record.  The studio team told us he had and then afew minutes later they showed the race.  I feel they'd already rather given away the ending...

They have also shown some cycling and there was something wrong with the sound balance.  When the commentator was talking during the race it made the roar of the crowd "pulse", which actually made my ear hurt!

And that programme that was in pre-9.30am was embarassingly toe-curling.  That bloke who was one of the presenters was awful (I think he might normally present T4).

I would like to comment more on the sport, but they aren't showing very much of it.  Come on Channel 4.  You can do better than this.  Show us more of the sport (and sort out your sound in the cycling)!

On a more amusing note, you might well have heard the tale of the Spanish lady who recently carried out a rather unfortunate restoration of a painting of Jesus.  Well, now you can do your own.  You know you want to...

Monday, August 13, 2012


Before the Olympics started, whilst I was fairly positive about it, I was not that enthusiastic about it – two weeks of sport was not my ideal. Two weeks on, my view is rather changed. I really loved the Olympics.

I went to three events in the Olympic Park – Team GB women’s team playing hockey, a handball semi-final and the final night of athletics in the Olympic Stadium –so Mo Farrah winning the 5000 metres, the women’s 4 x 400 metres (poor Team GB, a bad first leg and the others with too much left to do) and the men’s 4x100 metres with the likes of Usain Bolt, amongst other things. A great night. The atmosphere in the Olympic Park was brilliant. Everyone was so friendly and it was great to be part of it.

I also got to go to the Team GB VIP lounge and met a few athletes, but had to leave to go and see the handball so missed out on meeting the team GB rowing team - and as Katherine Grainger winning Gold was the best moment of the Games for me, that would have been great. It was a privilege to be there nonetheless. A great Olympics. Roll on the Olympic Victory Parade on 10 September.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


It was my birthday yesterday (Tuesday). I have been working lots recently and it, coincidentally, was my first day off after seven days of working. Worse shifts are to come. It's fine though. Honest. Anyway, you might have noticed that the Olympics are in Town. I thought I would share some Olympic enthusiasm.