Vinnie the Volunteer popped in ever so quickly to see us yesterday. As the London 2012 Olympics approach he is getting busier and busier ….. and we get prouder and prouder.
So proud, we could burst, especially when we saw his accreditation and badge. When we first heard of his aspirations of an London 2012 type nature, it didn’t seem real, but now we know it’s very real and Vinnie is living the dream!
He has just started his new job as a Selection Event Volunteer, which means that he is interviewing aspiring Games Makers, people like him, who want to volunteer their time and help to make this the best Olympics ever. He hasn’t meet Lord Coe yet …. but he is hoping and is practicing his bowing for the occasion!
He bought us a present, it was very exciting, we knew he had because we spotted the bag as soon as he arrived, and hoped he hadn’t noticed our expectant gazes towards it too much ……
He’d bought us one of the official mascots, Wenlock …. Nigel didn’t quite know what to make of it……
……. especially his one eye!
We very much liked his Olympic Ring Friendship Bands and hope that we will be able to get some like them too nearer the time.
It’s all going to be very wonderful and we are so privileged to have Vinnie there representing all of our (monkey) friends.
Vinnie had one more surprise up his sleeve, as Cadbury are the official confectioners of choice for the Olympics, he said there were chocolate akimbo where he was working ….. so he availed himself of a few to share with us, nom-Olympic-tastic!