Monday, August 6, 2012

Super Saturday then lazy Sunday

Sunday was spent pretty much on the couch, cheering on Andy Murray to win the final tennis match and reading the Sunday's paper with a lovely cuppa.

Still on the Olympic, what is your Olympic athlete body match? Apparently my body match is similar to a rower or a synchronised swimmer...that gave me a good chuckle as I have neither the grace nor poise of a synchronised swimmer!

On a separate note, we harvested our last rhubbard for the season

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Netil Market + Victoria Park



Lucky Chips burgers - as good as Meat Liquor!










Saturday lunch at Lucky Chips in Netil Market, one of the hottest name for a good burger in London and it does not disappoint. Then a wander around Broadway Market before we stroll towards Victoria Park to soak up the Olympics action on the big screen for free. Even the occasional showers does not deter the crowds, I saw a guy with an upturned pizza box fashioned into a 'mini umbrella' to keep the rain away. But the patchy sunshine more than makes up for the day. British weather at its best!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Olympics Beach Volleyball


Tickets and beer...ok we are game set and match for beach volleyball!

half time entertaintment
Half time entertainment ...only at beach don't get this at Wimbledon!

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Looks of an Olympian...I think we have star quality!

Not sure about this sand sculpture...a bit meh to me but Scott likes it


Jubilation when Italy beat defending champs USA

We had so much fun watching the game live and the commentatory and music kept the crowd going. A unique venue in the heart of London city makes it a little bit more special. The only tiny grip I have is a shallow one...why are men players not topless and in tiny pants? They seriously need to change the rule on that one

Friday, August 3, 2012

Office hunting


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These past few days I have been busy office hunting around East London - doing some serious cycle power across town...Fleet Street, Clerkenwell, Dalston, Whitechapel, Shoreditch. I am definately enjoying cycling more and finding the back routes and exploring London on my bike. I am still very wary of large roundabouts and I do the chicken thing of dismounting and pushing my bike to the next road instead of trying to cycle through the monster roundabouts where you are bound to come face to face with a huge truck.

Office hunting is a totally different ball game to house huntings. We are looking at service office spaces - one where they manage all the administration (utilities, cleaning, insurance, front desk etc) and we lease a room depending on the number of people we are trying to fit in it. The lingo being 'number of people/desk' vs square footage required. Being a total newbie to this, I kept referring to office for 4 bedrooms instead of office for 4 people - duh!