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Bells for the Olympics

I spent three minutes ringing a modest little jingle bell this morning, ringing a bell of some sort along with thousands - or tens of thousands - of people across the UK as part of Martin Creed's Work No. 1197, marking the start of the Olympics.

The Olympics this year are practically down the road from me, but due to having a very small person around, it seemed easier not to buy tickets (having failed to get any in the very first round of sales, along with 90% of other would-be ticket buyers).

Now, I wish I were going to at least one event. The very little one is well under a year, so would be free, but I'd be nervous about possible transportation complications given the usual fragility of the transport network under strain. Still, it makes me think that I should still look into at least one Paralympic event.

In the meanwhile, I can ring bells.


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Jul. 28th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Paralympics, yes definitely. Come with us! I may be able to do a combined order with some other interested friends, so we could all sit together, if that appeals?
Jul. 29th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
I rang a servant's bell on White Hill. I was heard by one man with 2 dogs, who told me there were a group of handbell ringers down in Kingsclere.
So I went down afterwards and wandered over for a little chat so I didn't feel entirely on my own.
Jul. 30th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
You should try to go to as much as you can. Your child will never be as easily transportable than right now... believe it or not.
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