nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,
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nineveh_uk

Athletics

Back from Edinburgh after a pleasant, if occasionally a trifle hectic, couple of days. The weather and the horror of the Festival traffic do not incline me towards it as a place to live.
The chief purpose of my visit was to go to the Commonwealth Games athletics on Thursday night, which turned out to be excellent. I have been to athletics events before, but not for some time, and this was great, despite a bit of rain. I say a bit, words cannot express how glad I am not to be a long jumper competing (or officiating) in the rain. The people raking the sand had it worst. The stands, happily, were roofed.

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And then there was the mass karaoke to The Proclaimers...

I am sorry to be missing tonight, having come back for a wedding* tomorrow, but on the plus side, I’m not getting rained on between the park and ride bus stop and the stadium.**

*Reception. The ceremony was a fortnight ago in Moscow.

**Humph. Dad has just phoned to tell me they are there, not too wet, and have amazing seats.

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