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Today I am truly proud to be British.

After being at Live8 and seeing what Bob Geldof managed to pull off, not just in Hyde Park, but globally...and the quality and quantity of the acts who came to London. Having seen the crowds of people supporting Live8 and participating and echoing the sentiments and ethos of the day that was being put across. Having seen Birhan, rescued from death at the age of 4, by direct intevention from money raised by British people......I feel proud to be British.

And now....we have the opportunity to shine again in 2012....with the Olympics. How proud did I feel to be British when the IOC said that magic word "London". I know very little about the bid, but I understand it will offer huge benefits to the 3rd most deprived borough in the UK. It is 200 years since we last held the Olympics in London and it is about time it returned!

Over the last few years I have seen a whole series of things which make me proud to the British which include Live 8, Millenium night, having visited the Millenium Dome (yes I know it eventually flopped), seen the London Eye raised, seen England win the Rugby World cup, and Liverpool the Champions League and much more.....I am proud today to be British. I know there will be loads of teething troubles re the Olympics and loads of negative hype before hand, but on the day it will all be amazing...and I hope I get the chance to be there.

The only very scary thing is that by the time the Olympics open in 2012, I will have just celebrated my 40th Birthday....EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!
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Wow.....where do you begin??

Live8 was the biggest, and one of the most awesome things I have ever done in my life (I have had a real year of amazing events...I am a lucky girly).

So....let me start from where Part 1 left off:

Getting in )

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More once I have had some sleep and regain feeling in my feet!
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I arrived here around 8am...parked the car right opposite the south gate and waited for David who arrived around 9am. I managed to get a mention on Capital Radio tho!

We have been through loads of ticket checks and eventually joined the hoards of people at the north gate. We have been funnelled into lines, found a patch of turf and now have a wait probably of 2 hours to get in :(
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My day began with a premature Happy Birthday phonecall from Stuart. It was really nice of him to phone at all and it was a nice way to start the day...even if it was a week early!

I went and let Barney, D and D's dog out. He whined when I left him which was hard :(
I did a tesco shop, bought picnic food for tomorrow and loaded the car up, drove to the new flat. I worked hard all day and the flat is looking much better...I can see the bed, I have nearly organised all my clothes, I did some washing etc. I left feeling much more positive although there is still lots to do.

I then had my haircut...the first time for a year...but the lady said it was in really good condition :)
I drove home, sat down, then remembered I hadn't let Barney in :( ...so had to go back and see him. He was soooo excited to see me.

I got home and realized that my boss ha pulled the plug on the phone line. I don't blame him but it is a pain. I am on my XDA which is slow work :(

But it spurred me to clean the work flat and it is almost done now :) One less job to do.

However the overriding feeling of the day is hyper excitement .....it is Live8 in only a few hours :D
I am sooooooooooooooooooooo very very excited. I can't wait :D
I have been listening to Capital Radio who have had snippets of the sound checks. I just feel extremely privileged to be going :D


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