The question was;
“How much interested do you have in the 2012 Olympics now that you didn’t get a single ticket in the lottery?”
We are furious. We spent hours carefully picking events, selecting tickets, making sure we had the money in our accounts for the big UK Olympic ticket lottery. We purposely picked more obscure events that we would have a better chance to get tickets for. It was a whole family activity. We knew we wouldn’t get them all, but thought we should get a couple.
In the end we ordered over £750 worth. For weeks we checked our Visa account to see if the money came out. Nothing… nothing… and nothing. We got nothing!
So, here we are living in London, paying for the thing and we can’t go. Instead, people from all over the world can go on first come, first serve sites, but we can’t. By the time we found out we got nothing, it was too late, these sites were sold out too.
Now we can keep paying for the games, be massively inconvenienced by it , but not see any of it. Great. Seb Coe, you have truly disappointed our family.
A few months ago, I was emailed by my class rep at my university, Colgate. I gave her the breifest of updates about our life and said, get in touch with Martin.
Sorry, nothing too interesting happening. (Still) married to Angela Haswell '91. Living outside London. I run web team for Scholastic in the UK and Angela works for a small hedge fund. We have two boys, Owen, aged 11 and Ryan aged 9. Did you know that Martin Sances '91 just became a father to Sam on 25 Sept? He is a lawyer and lives in San Fran with wife Betsy. That's way more interesting! All the best, Peter
Well they printed it and a few days later, I got another email from someone who edits the Maroon, the school’s Alumni paper and asked me to write a travel column for them. They sent a few examples of previous columns. So I wrote them two versions. The first one got printed, with some slightly cheesy editing (e.g. Doc Martyns). This was the second version.
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