Thursday, August 16, 2012

Olympic Rowing at Eton Dorney!

My fantastic flatmate managed to get her hands on some fabulous Olympic tickets for the Rowing heats last Sunday in Windsor.  What a brilliant day out!  Windsor rocks!  I'm only 5ft (and a half inch - that half an inch makes all the difference so I'm told...), so I'm super short and couldn't really see that much.  I caught some of the action on the giant screen.  And kinda being there in the middle of all the excitement, right next to the river was enough for me!

The race I was really looking forward to was the women's double skulls but Leonie and I went off in search of champagne and when we got back, ermmmm, we'd missed it.  A hog roast and several more glasses of champers made up for this disappointment and after a while, we couldn't really remember what we'd come to see anyway.  

A dashing 60-something year old Olympic volunteer steward type person took a shine to us, and even let me borrow his umbrella and anorak (aww) when it started raining.  I do like older men, but Leonie said that was going a bit far.

After an exhilirating morning, and some drinks in Windsor (at a really fab pub behind a pub that looked like a crooked house - in fact, I think that one might've been called 'The Crooked House!,) we decided the only way to prolong a brilliant day like this would be to head for The Ship in Wandsworth.  Nice crowd, fab Sunday roasts, live band.... I shall tell you more about my favourite Sunday pub hangout at a later date.....

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