Run Mo, Run!

I saw this website on Facebook earlier today. Mo Farah, the British athlete has created a storm of fans after winning two gold medals in the London 2012 Olympic Games. His expression at the end of his final race captured the imagination of some viewrs and inspired someone to create a website all about Mo.

It’s brilliant! you have to check it out.

Check out the brilliant website here ‘Mo Farah Running Away From Things’.

I wonder which other backgrounds he could be captured with… Suggestions?


London 2012: The Announcement

I get tingly arms every time I think about the moment that London were announced the host city for the 30th Olympic Games.

I remember being at work (way back in 2005) and refreshing the page on the internet to see the announcement come through LIVE.

Would it be London?

Could London possibly beat the favourite, Paris?

Here’s a video of Trafalgar Square in London. You can feel the tension as the crowd nervously await the news…

What a moment!!!

Tonight all eyes will be on London as they open the games with a huge ceremony in the Olympic Stadium. Tonight I will be more than ever to be British. Here’s to a fantastic games. Good luck to all taking part.

Slicing through London’s skyline.

London’s skyline is set for a new landmark. The Shard of Glass in Southwark is a striking piece of architecture. Cutting into the sky like a piece of glass it will reach a height of 1,017 ft (310 m). Due for completion in 2012, the Shard will become the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world.

Photo from Wikipedia (Artist Impression)

Known as the Shard London Bridge, Shard of Glass, 32 London Bridge or simply The Shard – no matter what the name it is known by, the building will stay in the memory of everyone!

It has been designed with various triangular shapes connected and will be covered in glass from the base to the very tip. For the brave visitors out there, there will be an open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor (right at the top).

I know where I’ll be visiting next year! What a vision.

Three superimposed images showing how the Shar...

Image via Wikipedia

Will England host the 2018 World Cup?

I’m really excited about Thursday. FIFA will be voting in Zürich to see which nation will host the 2018 World Cup. I have my fingers and toes crossed that there will be a repeat of that 2005 feeling when London was announced as the winning city for the Olympic Games 2012.

The contest for the World Cup 2018 will go down to the wire. It could go to Russia (although I hope not). I am not sure, but I think that they are current favourites. Spain/Portugal and The Netherlands/Belgium have joint bids for the tournament too. It would be interesting to see those work. But I favour England. It’s the home of football. My home nation too (no bias of course)…. England also has the biggest stadiums out of all the bidding nations. Wembley Stadium for the final would be incredible. I can see myself sitting their taking it the atmosphere in 8 years time. There’s something special about being at an international event such as this in your own country.

Living in The Netherlands at the moment also means that IF, and it’s a big IF, England don’t get the World Cup (oh, please please let it be England), then I would prefer to see it hosted here in The Netherlands (Holland) and Belgium. The Dutch would go crazy! They love it almost as much as the English.

Roll on Thursday! C’mon FIFA……Pick England.