City Walks with Grethe


What a summer!

Posted by [email protected] on September 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

What a summer it has been!

First the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, then Celebrate the City and the City of London Festival, and lastly the Olympics and Paralympics.

I am pleased to say that I took part in everything.

I was invited to the Tower of London on the day of the Flotilla on the Thames,and although it was a very wet day,I had a splendid time seated with hundreds of others for a delicious lunch and later afternoon tea. There was entertainment and music and we had a fantastic viewing area once the boats came into view on the Thames.

During the Celebrate the City weekend, I gave back-to-back walks with my fellow guide Pete called 'What the Dickens'. They were successful walks and I also managed to visit Vintners Hall for a splendid guided tour of this magnificent livery hall.

Finally, during the Paralympics I was a London Ambassador at London Bridge and spent 5 sunny days walking up and down the river from the Globe Theatre to the Tower of London in the company of another Ambassador, answering questions from the public and receiving many words of thanks for our efforts. On Monday 10 September I was invited to the Athletes Parade, and had a great view of proceedings from a good position on the Mall.

What a great summer, but autumn brings many other events: Open House weekend, the Lord Mayor Show and the Spitalfields Winter Festival. There is so much going on, and I hope to be actively involved in most of these events.

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