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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Zoom in on 'my' nation

my volunteer role at the Commonwealth Games starts this weekend.  I'm part of a team of gofers assigned to work for the team managers of one of the national teams and  'my' nation is ... drum roll

Samoa - a Pacific Island nation north east of New Zealand.  I have visited there once, have Samoan friends and feel familiar with the culture.  I'm pleased.

For the next 4 weeks I'll be flat out with this role but intend to keep posting zoom in zoom out.  I will be reading blogs on my commute but doubt I'll be able to comment as much as usual.  I have some posts set up to publish in coming weeks but all news of the games will have to wait until I'm finished.

looking forward to what else will be revealed in your zoom pairs this week


14 comments:

Sian said...

Have a wonderful, exciting time! Bet you'll have some good stories to tell by the end of it

Cheri said...

So cool Helena! I hope you enjoy every minute and have a wonderful time with it.

Melissa said...

Hope you have tons of FUN helping out - great pairing for this week's ZIZO!

marshaleith said...

wow- that should be great fun. I will try to follow that team...if any of the games are on TV!!

Prairie Jill said...

How exciting! And even more so to be assigned to a country you know. Have fun!

Starnitesky said...

Good luck with your 'nation' what an exciting thing to be doing.

Ruth said...

How very cool! I shall look forward to hearing all about it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Have a great time! Looking forward to hearing stories of the event as time allows.
Rinda

alexa said...

This sounds wonderfully exciting and energy absorbing - wishing you happy days!

Sandie said...

How exciting!! Look forward to hearing more about it Helena when you get back.

Jimjams said...

VERY exciting - good that you know a little already and I'm sure that you'll have lots to share with us - it will be wonderful to see things from an insider's perspective when you have time to share!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is a neat pairing - hope you have a great time.

Karen said...

How exciting! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Gail said...

It's nice that you've been there and have some Samoan friends. Makes it feel more familiar.