We're off to the Olympics - or maybe not....
I spent two days working in London this week- I have never seen it so quiet, the tube is empty, the roads are clear, there are many helpful people to tell you how to get around.
I luckily saw Bradley Wiggins win the time trail gold medal - but only on a big screen as we walked away from a business meeting
This weekend we should be going to the velodrome to watch the track cycling - BUT WHERE ARE OUR TICKETS????
More than a year ago we bought tickets to go to the Olympic track cycling - from a web site company called Euroteamtickets, being outside the UK this seemed OK at the time - we paid and the money has long ago left our account. Unfortunately no tickets have been delivered and the web site seems a total scam with the UK Police, Podium Police and finally the Norwegian Authorities (where the company is apparently based) all issuing warnings about fraud.
The excuses are getting better and better
- Can only deliver in London
- Tickets may be late can we meet you outside the event
- Podium police have shut the web site so we cannot tell you where we will meet you
- Norwegian police have confiscated your tickets from FedEx
but still don't worry there is a court case on Monday to release the tickets - shame they are
for an event on Sunday
Still they have 20 hours left before the event - needless to say we have not gone to London (yet)
I am not too hopeful now..... I think this is as close as I will get - looking down from the city jet back to Rotterdam
I also saw the site where they are secretly (apart from a few million people who have spotted it) practising the closing ceremony -just look out for the (censored) it will be really great.
Again not too much time for photos this week - i bought a new lens last week so still checking it out ready for holidays later in August.
I did get another shot out of the plane - you have to look closely - these are some of the off-shore wind turbines which are helping to rescue the planet from global warming - personally I cannot believe these contribute more energy than they consume to get built - a kind of negative perpetual motion