After returning home to the UK from Barcelona, I only had a week left at Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International) head office in London. This is one of the views from the office:
We also get massive RAF Chinook helicopters flying past on occasion, and I managed to grab a couple of photos of this one as it circled several times very close to our building before flying off. I felt the building start to shake and heard a thudding noise, so I knew what was about to appear and got to the window with my camera before I could even see it:
A random London photo:
On Sunday, February 28th, as planned several weeks beforehand, a bunch of people gathered at the home of my Canadian friend Aidan to watch Team Canada play in the 2010 Winter Olympics Gold Medal Hockey Game. It kicked off at 8pm UK time, and it was amazing to watch, though Aidan, Skylar, and I all had to feel a little strange being in London when we’re all BC natives and should have been in Vancouver for the game.
I caught one of the Canadian goals on camera when it was replayed:
After the amazing sudden-death overtime goal by Sid the Kid (have I ever mentioned I was born in Nova Scotia?), a few of us went to Trafalgar Square where we found a huge crowd of Canadians waving flags, singing out loud, and mysteriously producing free Sleeman’s Honey Brown beer, which apparently had been handed out at the Canadian embassy earlier in the day. As usual, it was a night of small world encounters as I met one girl who knows a bunch of people with whom I went to high school, then I met another girl who turned out to be a friend of Skylar’s who he hadn’t seen in a couple of years.
Sadly, my camera battery had died earlier in the night so I didn’t manage to capture any of these events on camera.