Being a Games Maker for the London 2012 Olympic Games means plenty of early starts for Vinnie, for him a 4.30 am start, like yesterday is chicken feed! He travels to “work” each day on a proper London bus, which is just soooo romantic in a Cliff Richard in his early days type way.
Vinnie had to be in Hyde Park for his 7.00 am shift on the Information Desk for the Marathon Swimming Training Session …. but he said it was a little disappointing because although the weather was exceptionally clement none of the athletes came to train there that morning, preferring instead to opt to workout at the Aquatics Centre, he mused that in away he couldn’t blame them as the water at the pool was definitely warmer, bluer and they wouldn’t have to swim around any ducks or rowing boats!
After being debriefed and relieved of his sentry Vinnie decided to avail himself of the pleasures of Hyde Park and happened to find the Official Coca Cola Pin Trading Centre.Vinnie says that Pin Trading is a mahooooooosive on trend activity at the Olympics, but as he didn’t have any badges to swop he smoozed robustly with the traders ………. and purchased a Pin Traders badge to wear with pride and start off his collection…
He attracted quite a lot of attention at the centre due to his overwhelming effervescent interest and was cordially invited back to “trade” anytime.
Waiting for our trip to London is almost to much to bear, especially when Vinnie keeps sending us these tantalising vignettes to whet our appetite of things to come. Darrell has also been musing as to whether the Coca Cola people would be interested in trading one of their badges for an ancient Tufty Club badge he found in the loft the other day ….. hmmmm, somehow I think they would give him short shift!