Working the Olympics
There are thousands of people working in London over the next few weeks. Not the usual commuters, perhaps, but thousands of volunteers and event staff working all over the city.
In case you hadn't guessed, for the next 15 days I'll be one of them. Working in the Danish 'House', I'm presenting the best of Denmark to the public. LEGO, of course ;-)
The really special thing for me is that here, working and living amongst 50-odd Danes, I'm pretty much the only Brit. So watching the opening ceremony live on the big screen we have here was something pretty special. The commentary might have been in a language I can't understand - but that didn't matter. Watching the whole ceremony I don't think I've ever felt prouder to be British in my life. It might be a LEGO comparison but I couldn't help thinking 'we built this'.
The next few weeks are going to be long. I'm here for 12hrs a day, 7 days a week. What makes it worthwhile though, are the comments from the public, volunteers and officials. Even if one of them did notice that the Velodrome is in backwards today (oops!) There's a real festival atmosphere everywhere I've been so far and for once, London feels very friendly. Long may it continue!