An Olympic Interview

I had an interview on Thursday to join the volunteers in the Technology team for the Olympics in London next year.  Excited!!!

Porridge with banana and almond butter with mixed dried berries.

London Excel Centre, location of interview.  Not very pretty but functional.

Warehouses converted to pubs, coffee shops etc beside Excel.

View along the Thames to the O2 and Canary Wharf from Excel.

Following the signs.

The interview process was slick, well organised and friendly.  Fingers crossed!  Time for a coffee before heading to the City.

Lovely lunch in The Telegraph, just off Moorgate in The City with Karen, a friend I first met in the 1980’s and we worked together for many years.  So good to see her and thanks for a lovely lunch.  I had a large glass of wine, gin and tonic and a burger and chips.  But I left most of the chips and some of the bun and enjoyed the burger which was huge and garlicky and delicious and the salad it came with.

I then had a coffee with Colin who I worked with last year and it was great to catch up.

As you can see, no photos!  I feel uncomfortable taking photos in restaurants and of people who are working so I don’t.

Back home I only needed a very light supper of stir fried veg with black sesame seeds.

Simple, tasty, healthy.

Drinks with school Mums and Dads in the Bull in Rolvenden which has been refurbished lately and is looking good.  Thank you Sophie and Ronald for organising.  I managed quite a lot of restraint and just had one glass of red wine, one piece of ham and a few olives, one tomato and one artichoke heart.  No bread.  Yes!

Top tip to any parents of would be pyromaniacs.  When your child asks if they can light the advent candle, it’s best to supervise them.  Or they may go and light every candle in the house, including the ones you slid under the TV to make way for their advent calendar on the mantlepiece!!!!  Amazingly the TV still works but the bottom now has a new feature of dripping molten plastic:

We live and learn 🙂



About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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6 Responses to An Olympic Interview

  1. Abi Ellson says:

    Good luck Zoe, how exciting 🙂 I can’t believe your huge tv now has a melted bit on the bottom! Good job you saw it when you did. xx

  2. Vegetable Grower up the Road says:

    Did you get Eddie Izzard’s personal message before the interview?? He’s such a hoot. Hope it went well. I’ve now got a date for my ‘Orientation Event’ at Wembley Arena. I hope they don’t make me wear a short skirt and hold pompoms! Still not sure what I’ve volunteered to do! x

  3. laura1952 says:

    Best of wishes for you Zoe. Thanks for the sneak peak of what is to come this summer. I can’t wait. I really hope you get this.
    Congratulations on your restraint from more than 1 glass of wine AND the bread. Bravo!
    I made that Stuffed Chicken with Goat Cheese, Red Peppers and Olives that I emailed you last night for dinner and it was a hit. I am going to try his other recipes he has posted as well.

    • The chicken recipe looks delicious and I will make that soon as I love goats cheese. I won’t hear about the interview for months so I just have to be patient. Lara and I filled in our application forms when we were on holiday with you last October and it took this long to hear anything. Lara is still waiting.

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