Ed and Bex Wedding

Saturday 14th April saw the wedding of Ed and Bex, two friends of mine from the uni canoe club.

It was a fantastic ceremony, followed by a great party. One of the highlights of the party was Ed getting up on stage and singing “My sex is on fire” with the band. Here are a few pictures from the evening.

Ed singing with the band

Ed singing with the band

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The Olympics are coming…

Monday 9th April saw the closing of Lee Valley Whitewater Centre so that it can be prepared for the Olympics. For me, this is the sign that says the games are getting close.

I have been fortunate enough to paddle at Lee Valley a number of times since it opened to members of the public at the start of last summer – it does help that I live only 20 minutes down the road! I have seen the course develop as they tweak the blocks and I think that it will truly be a legacy venue suitable for both slalom and freestyle kayaking.

I am excited to have had the opportunity to paddle on a course that is going to be a centre of attention world-wide for a few days this summer – I will be pointing at the TFV saying “I’ve paddled that!” (admittedly, I will be keeping quiet about the times I have also taken a swim there).

Lee Valley Olympic Course

Lee Valley Olympic Course

I am now looking forward to the course re-opening, with the current plan being to re-open in mid September.