Category Archives: adjusting to London

New facts about Olympic countries I did not know

(finally, I concede – this is my last post on London2012) Apparently there were 204 countries competing at the Olympics this year. As I watched the Opening Ceremony, I did what many of my Facebook friends apparently also did – … Continue reading

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Olympics commercial regulations

About a week before the Olympics started, I was sitting in my favourite local café, working on some project or another, as I tend to do, when two French-speaking journalists walked in, one of whom was carrying an enormous camera. … Continue reading

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Fencing, or Women’s Team Foil Fencing, at the Olympics

Fencing is what my dad and I got to go see, when I finally got my tickets to attend a game at the Olympics. The big bonus to Fencing tickets is that we attended a whole day of games. At … Continue reading

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The Olympic Torch in my neighbourhood!

Backing up a bit to before the Olympics began, I wanted to write a little blog about the Olympic torch which passed only a few hundred metres from my very own home! My parents and I joined my residents’ association … Continue reading

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Crowds of the Olympics

In my last post I wrote about the single thing that most made the Olympics wonderful for me. Well, as there often is, there was also a downside: Crowds I have a mild case of crowd-phobia, although it’s gotten enormously … Continue reading

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Olympics: “A picture of the Kingdom of Heaven”

They say that when the Kingdom of Heaven, or God’s perfection, reaches its fulfilment in humanity, there will be unity of all mankind. All nations and colours and races will join together. Well, for me, then, the Olympics were a … Continue reading

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Back to CulturTwining! Because I can’t resist sharing some thoughts about the Olympics.

Hi strangers! It’s been almost two months since I’ve updated CulturTwined… during these two months I admit I’ve somewhat enjoyed ignoring the blog, refusing to think about posting in a timely fashion. I’ve also had a new idea for a … Continue reading

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The relationship between skin colour and hobbies in London

I’m back in London, after a truly wonderful week in Brazil. I was only there for a week – it was hardly even remotely enough, but it was also plenty, because for the first time in, like, EVER, I had … Continue reading

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Taking a break from adjusting to London

Oh wait, how can you take a break when something is really all about your life? I’ve had an interesting progression of events happen in my life during the last few weeks. OK, maybe it isn’t an interesting progression of … Continue reading

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Adjusting to London – Giving up, somehow. Chapter 7

Today I officially decided to give up. I saw a neighbour walking through the back garden, a lady who I have met once. She was very nice and friendly, but in a kind of welcome-to-the-building-I-have-to-be-friendly kind of a way. Not … Continue reading

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