At the Olympic Opening
29 July 2012 | Places
◄ Maureen and I were at the Olympic opening in London on Friday night. Here we are with Simon Calder, travel editor at the Independent newspaper.
The opening – fantastic – a wonderful, exciting, dramatic evening full of high spots. We all loved the Queen ‘parachuti...
Down the Thames with the Queen
4 June 2012 | Culture
Like many people in London I devoted some of yesterday to getting rather wet as a thousand odd boats rowed, paddled and powered their way down the Thames as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant – that’s 60 years since she took up her role as Queen of England.