delve a little deeper....
Well tomorrow the Olympic torch comes through Hounslow and the news reports are all full of traffic chaos and what with the G4S debacle it all feels a bit negative. This blog also makes slightly depressing reading...
At least the sun is out though so I may go and look at what is going on in town tomorrow to get some fresh air and try and build up some enthusiasm for these games. Despite chuntering myself about my increased council tax the year after we won the bid to host the games that I wouldn't benefit in anyway from (will anyone?) and the general costs when we are in a huge recession I am aware it's probably the last time in my lifetime The Olympics will come to London. I do also want London to look good to the rest of the world and not the diabolic shambles of shit the media are portraying it as. One tiny bit of positiveness that is happening is this 38 degrees campaign.
I have just looked up a well known central London hotel and discovered not only is it not sold out for Monday 31st (random date I picked during the games) but the room is selling at a 50% summer discount! So even the hotels who one might assume were going to to do well out of this aren't even sold out....
Luckily for me I am escaping briefly to Birmingham in the middle of it all but other than that I plan on staying away from central London. Unless of course I get a nice outcall booking from a visitor who wants a bit of action!
Talking of which, there has been much debate about how The Olympics will affect us working girls in London. I have no idea. Some think it will be busy and others not. Yes there will be more people in London (particularly East and Central), but less workers (something like 50% of civil servants have been asked to work from home and I have several friends who work in town who have been told they can work at home too) as well as many many people saying 'I'm staying out of London!' Will the huge increase in Olympic tourists and the many officials and others here in a professional capacity be looking for escorts? Not sure... will they traipse out to Hounslow? Possibly not!
I am hoping I am far enough West to avoid to transport chaos so maybe I won't be affected by the 'I'm going nowhere near London' brigade, indeed it may be an advantage and I may get busier. Then again there may be a reduction in the number of business men coming into London so less outcalls at Heathrow Hotels. I really don't know. I shall just have to wait and see.