Vinnie The Volunteer has such a romantic life, far more romantic that the world of rush photocopying and laminating. Recently he came back from volunteering at the European Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield.
He said it was very cold and was thankful of his thermal undies and the small hot water bottle that he had secreted about his person. He surprised us a bit by saying that he wasn’t in the least bit tempted to don a pair skates, a lycra all in one and do a “Robin Cousins”, saying that with London 2012 so close he could almost taste it, he couldn’t risk a broken leg or any other such ice bound injury.
Talking of Robin Cousins, Vinnie said that he had brushed past him several times in the corridor each day and what a pleasant gentleman he was. He also said that he had to show
Linda Barker, Sue Barker where she could erm … powder her nose. What romantic encounters and bless him, Vinnie doesn’t allow himself to get at all starry eyed but remains the consummate professional at all times
Vinnie said that as this was his first “Ice Event” watching how they maintain the ice was almost as fascinating as watching the dancing.
Vinnie also remarked that the merchandise was very nice, but once you’ve seen one range of sporting t-shirts, back packs and mugs you’ve pretty much seen them all, but as he got a very nice fleece, polo shirt and accreditation as part of his uniform it was little wonder he wasn’t tempted