Well today was another early start 6am and raining, hoping things would brighten up later and boy did they do that! Fortunately I was on a break and just happened to be near the main entrance when I noticed a flurry of activity outside and then literally from nowhere appeared Kate Middleton and William (and in the background Harry) with a relatively small group around them, but no press whatsoever.
They walked briskly through part of the village, being given a guided tour by the village Mayor, then they chatted to a small group of athletes where a larger crowd then gathered, before going to the Team GB block to meet others there. They were friendly, chatty, amiable and good humoured and seemed to be enjoying their brief visit without any pomp or ceremony - indeed I was very surprised at how close one could get to them without anyone getting stressed out about it. That though reflects the atmosphere in the whole village, easy going, relaxed and informal, whoever you are it seems :)
Tony...like you I was appointed as Olympic Dentist but for Manchester.... apparently there are about 8-900 athletes and Olympic Family staying in the vicinity... I had to sign a contract not to advertise the fact that i had been appointed and was not allowed to put it on website etc... but could mention it informally only.... Did you sign a different contract with them?
Hi Tony, I am enjoying your posts, as field dentists in the Olympic park do not have access to the Athlete's Village and it is good to see what is happening in your sector. It has been very interseting here at the hockey in the Riverbank Arena - as one of the dentists in the Field of Play Medical Team. The worst injury so far was during my first session on Sunday, when we had a facial injury to a high profile player. This resulted in her being sent to hopital (not to you at the Polyclinic) and a photograph of her being escorted off the pitch by her physio and myself of the BBC website (and others) well as video footage being repeated several times on the BBC. This 15 minutes of fame wil no doubt cost me years of p*** taking from my friends. Ian