‘Magenta Magicians’ Christmas Concert 2012!

Preparations for London Ambassador Xmas Concert. Trafalgar Square

Mayor of London put on a Christmas Concert for London Ambassadors and some Games makers in Trafalgar Square on 8th December 2012. Fortunately it coincided with the Olympic / Paralympic London Ambassador Tree Planting Legacy (which I’ll write about next year) on 9th December 2012, so I was able to attend!

Door of The National Gallery Grab & Go Cafe

A bitterly cold day and I spent alot of it in the nearby National Gallery Grab & Go Café drinking hot tea and gorgeous cakes.

Venturing outside for exquisite singing by Jonathan and Charlotte (Runners Up in Britain’s Got Talent 2012) and The Centre for Young Musicians Concert Choir & of course Boris’s Speech!

London Ambassadors watching The Centre for Young Musicians Choir

Two fellow London Ambassadors were great company!

Met some lovely girls whom I spent the duration of the concert with. Plus caught up with old & new London Ambassador faces too!

Magenta fountains at Trafalgar Square. All lit up for us!

Unfortunately Mayor of London put reserved seating for those requiring it due to health/disability at the very back of Trafalgar Square facing a large screen, with no view of the stage at all. We asked could we move our seats to the front, alongside the wheelchair space, so we could see but were told no. The only place we were allowed to relocate was in front of the fountains behind those standing. Great view of the lit up fountains though!

Pink fountains at Trafalgar Square. All lit up for us

Christmas farewell after the event. People dispersing Trafalgar Square

BBC London mention the concert here!

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Our Greatest Team Athletes Parade!

Waiting... Before The Parade

Flags at the ready, before the parade. People next to me

Me, enjoying the moment!

Who Can You Spot? All the Dignitaries

The London Ambassadors were all invited to watch The Athletes Parade from along the privileged position on lining The Mall on September 10th 2012. Along with some of the Games Makers, Ceremonies Volunteers, TFL Volunteers.

Due to requiring a seat for most of the event I was inside the LOCOG Grandstand, opposite Boris Johnson, Sir Philip CravenSebastian Coe and all the other London 2012 dignitaries including David Cameron and Princess Anne.

We even had a wave from Boris at one point!

Cheering The Cyclists!

Also The Swimmers!

Prime Spot for the Finale! Infront of Buckingham Palace, facing the stage of Athletes

Streamers at the end in sky. Celebrations!

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!