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Potting Shed Accommodation and a Room with a View
by Burlington Bertie

Hats off to London's 64 year old Cockney Tricia Jones. She lives in Leytonstone, just a short jog down the road from the Olympic Village and all the action there over the next few weeks. The Daily Mail reports that She has kitted out her 7ft by 7ft potting shed beneath the damson tree at the end of her garden with patriotic flags, bunting, a mattress and a 'thunderjug' in case you are caught short in the night. It's yours for 40 a night during the Olympics and a cockney fry-up breakfast is included; a bargain compared to the exotic prices quoted by some hoteliers!

The British are pinning their hopes on Team GB's cyclists to produce the UK's first gold medal on Saturday, the Games first day of competition. Mark Cavendish, who won the final stage of the Tour de France on 22 July, missed out on gold at Beijing four years ago and is hungry for that medal this time around. The road race starts and ends on the Mall opposite Buckingham Palace, takes in Chelsea's King's Road to cross the Thames at Putney and travel out of London through Richmond Park on a circular route that takes in Hampton Court Palace, and towns in Surrey and Sussex, including Weybridge, Guildford and Dorking, with a grueling detour to include the notorious Box Hill.

The race will attract a million or more spectators along the route as viewing is FREE! London visitors will obtain a magnificent view from the Mall in Chelsea and Putney. And if Her Majesty in in residence at Buckingham Palace she will have the best grandstand view of all from that famous Palace Balcony that's what I call a 'room with a view'!

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