If you recognise this you will know where I was at the weekend. Yes, it is the Olympic Velodrome where my sons, G and M, with friend O had been given gift vouchers for an hours ride. So with wives, children and me in tow we all met there for this exciting experience.
My three grand-daughters were very excited to look down on the course but we were even more excited when we were told we could go in the centre. This is what it looked like for the 2012 Olympics (sorry - photo of a photo!)
So down the stairs, under the track and then into the centre and the boys were having their first briefing -
|G, O and M waiting to start|
Anyway, not only was I taking my own pictures but M could not take his Go-Pro camera on his helmet on the track, so gave it to my grandson B to take movies! I had charge of the laptop to see what he was filming - mostly his fingers or the roof but we eventually decided to fix it to the railings which seems to have worked and certainly freed me up a bit.
|G leading O|
After a picnic where we saw cyclists having a race on the outside track, we went and watched youngsters on the BMX track warming up for some racing later on. The little ones were going quite slowly but the older ones were already leaving the ground.
We found a wonderful park that the children really enjoyed -
|Don't children love water!!|
|The plants had certainly grown|
|The stadium in the background|
|Me taking a photo of myself reflected in a silver sphere|
Finally we headed here -
where the children seemed to spend hours spending their pocket money in the Lego store and a shop I have never heard of before Smiggle.
The day was rounded off with a meal at Giraffe and so home.
Update on the work on my 'studio' - not my workroom I have been told. I have spent the last two days decorating it, have bought storage units from Ikea, washed the old curtains and have arranged to borrow Mr T to come and help put up shelves etc. It might be ready in three weeks - exciting!!
My 'Mini Mania' Log Cabin is finished -
|It measures 10" all round|