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 🙂
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
We can’t quite believe it either but there is a part of me that finds it hilarious! We smelt it rather than saw it first – all that plastic really stinks when it’s melting 🙂
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
Yes I did and I thought it was excellent. I thought the whole event was very well organised – hopefully a sign of things to come!
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.