Time Out for Learning…

Time Out Olympic Edition JL / 29.12.11

A welcome Christmas present: Time Out London 2012 Official Guide Edition

Time Out is the official travel publisher for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The guide includes a dedicated section celebrating this epic event and giving essential trip-planning information for spectators.’ from back of book blurb.

Olympic Views…

Lonely Planet Magazine JL / 29.12.11

Picking up a copy of the Lonely Planet Magazine January 2012 during my weekly supermarket shop, I am enticed by the article title ‘Olympian Café’…

It’s about The Counter, a café existing prior to the Olympic Stadium. I’m making a mental note to visit here in my January London trip. This cafe with the view of the Olympic Stadium, combined with being in an area which ‘has the highest concentration of art studios in the world,’ sounds ideal. Also hoping to make a trip to the View Tube free Sparked Exhibition which sounds an interesting project!

Reading further, in the light of the Olympic London focus, Lonely Planet are featuring  a section on a few ‘hidden treasures’ of London. ‘Going behind the scenes with 6 locals who help to keep the capital running’, of which The Counter cafe owner, Jess Seaton, is one. My reading has begun…

On My Way…

Tube JL / 05.11

May was exiting as I was shortlisted to be a London Ambassador

After attending a group / individual interview at The London Lighthouse, Ladbroke Grove, London – an interesting building in itself, housing the offices of the Terrence Higgins Trust. I patiently waited to hear until November to hear the result…

33,000 applied and 8,000 of us had been successful. I was one! Yay!

This is where my journey starts, following my experience training for and being a London Ambassador for the Olympics 2012! London Ambassadors will be placed throughout all areas of London. My post is in the Southbank area 2nd – 7th August 2012. Come along and find our team for any help you may need!