Last week I was off and had to be in London for an appointment. Thought I'd take advantage of being there to check out the new Shopping Centre at Stratford - Westfield - which happens to be the entrance to the Olympic Park. Took the Jubilee Line from London Bridge and it is a very easy journey. I thought the High Speed train from Ashford or Ebbsfleet was the way to go to the Olympics next year but now I am not so sure. Either way, we are splendidly close. The Shopping Centre is a useful alternative to Bluewater - massive and full of shops/eateries and entertainments. I couldn't quite understand the air of feverish excitement amongst the many teenage girls and the sign saying 'There are no more Justin Bieber wristbands, please do not ask' meant nothing to me. But when I picked up my map of the Centre I understood: the teenage heartthrob was due to switch on the Christmas lights that very evening. I made my excuses and left.