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Pie’s 300th Post – I Was At The Paralympics! (Part Two)

September 20, 2012

Technically, this is my 301st post, but as it’s a continuation of my Paralympics experience, it will remain at 300. If you want to have a fight about this, we can take it outside…

So, to recap: I had tried in vain for two weeks to get a ticket for these games, but on the Friday, by sheer good fortune, I was able to watch some wheelchair basketball. Then, at the 11th hour, just when I thought I’d had my fill, I managed to score a ticket for the Saturday, which included a morning session of athletics and the full run of the Olympic Park. Once I met up with Sil, Sassy Bird and True Brit, we headed to the stadium.

Paralympics London 2012 Olympic Park entrance There’s more…

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Pie’s 300th Post – I Was At The Paralympics! (Part One)

September 19, 2012

I have something to celebrate. In spite of my mad schedule, leading to haphazard postings and an inability to respond to my favourite bloggers as much as I’d like, I have made it to my 300th. I also made it to the Paralympics – double happiness! Here’s how. There’s more…

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The London 2012 Olympics – Jessica Ennis, Olympic Goddess

August 5, 2012

adidas take the stage poster jessica ennis take the crown

Yeah. She did.

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The London 2012 Olympics – Tom Daley Twitter Abuse

August 1, 2012

Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, our British synchronised diving team, came fourth and lost out on a medal at the Aquatic Centre in Stratford on Monday. It was a bitter defeat for both of them, particularly Tom, a young man who has captured the hearts of many people in Blighty and around the world.

Tom Daley British Olympic diver

A very nice young man… perfect target for trolls

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Michael Jackson Statue Unveiled At Fulham Football Ground – Totally Off The Wall

April 4, 2011

We love our eccentrics here in Blighty – and they don’t even have to be British born. Enter Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, the flamboyant former owner of Harrods. He seems to like creating monuments to the fallen. A statue was commissioned in tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales and his son Dodi Fayed, who were famously killed after their car crashed into a Paris tunnel in the summer of 1997. This statue was unveiled on the ground floor of Harrods in 2005. Let’s just say, it’s interesting. Have a look for yourself so you can make up your own mind.

He recently had a statue made of his friend Michael Jackson, who died in 2009. This was going to be in Harrods, possibly to compliment the Diana and Dodi statue already in place, but as he no longer owns Harrods, having sold it to the Qatari royal family, the statue had to go somewhere. So he decided to place it at the Fulham football ground because: 1. He owns it, and 2. Michael Jackson and Fulham FC have a very tenuous link; he attended a match – once. When it was unveiled on Sunday, the response was mixed to say the least.

Michael Jackson statue at Fulham football ground

You know I'm bad, I'm bad - sha-monn!

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