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Friday 1st October ‘..Dutch courage needed to be obtained from somewhere first’

Posted on: October 6, 2010

Our fist training session was cut short, just in time for us to rush back to the YMCA and pop on our glad rags in preparation for meeting the British High Commissioner in India. after witnessing Brian Tweedale running down the street the wrong way looking for the bus, it finally arrived and we all hopped on not really knowing what we were in for.

We arrived at the High Commissioner and Lady Stags’ house in plenty of time, greeted with what can only be described as endless glasses of wine, (the waiters never allowed them to be empty) and a free bar. It was the perfect chance for us to ‘mingle’, but my excuse is the dutch courage needed to obtained from somewhere first. So supplied with canapes and wine, along came my meeting with the BBC Producer for Sport, several England Athletes and many more. I have finally met someone who did journalistic work experience in F1  so my hopes have been.

James Huckle was the main England Athlete that i met. Since our meeting, he has won a Silver and a Bronze medal in the mens shooting. and invited me to go visit the Athletes Village, which unfortunately due to the ridiculous security seems very unlikely. On further exploration of the Commissioners garden, I met the head of security who is responsible for looking after Prince Charles when he attends the opening ceremony.

The reception ended with ruddy faces and a swaying departure, the only negative point was the undercurrent chatter of a potential media strike, because of how much trouble security have caused them.

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