home from home

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we live quite near a national sporting institute place so we often bump in to national sporting icons (i’ve seen gold olympian valerie adams a few times)

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yesterday there were a few more as a number of NZ olympians were there for a meet and greet (swimmers and a couple of cyclists i think)

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they’d done the place up in a london-esque way which was quite amusing

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but they’d made it slightly too authentic with ripped posters in the phone box

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and dirty windows (all part of the cardboard cutout print thing)

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and the underground sign was also printed deliberately dirty.  great stuff

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a few things struck me:  they all seemed like really nice people who were keen for a chat

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and there was no security or attempt to ‘control’ their appearance.  they were just great kiwi guys and girls hanging out with the public (behind a big long white table!)

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the national TV news turned up but even that was uneventful.  no security.  no bother. 

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sweet as !

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