Friday, 7 September 2012

What a day that was

First of all I'd like to thank everyone for your lovely comments recently they really are appreciated, and to say a big welcome to all my new followers, it's great to have you on board and hope you enjoy what you read.

I know I've written several times about London 2012 but I hope you'll forgive me this one more time because today we've been to the Olympic Stadium to watch the Paralympic track and field events and I just wanted to share this with you. What a day that was, absolutely brilliant. Apart from the fact that it must have been the hottest, sunniest day for weeks, the events and the athletes themselves exceeded everything we expected.

We left home at 6.45am and arrived at the Park just after 8am

 It was such a thrill to actually be on the site after walking around the perimeter several
 times over the last six months

And to see the Olympic flame gave me goose-pimples

All of the events were spectacular and as we were in row 17 had marvellous views of them all. Just high enough to be able to see the whole arena in comfort, especially these Javelin throwers.

and the runners

After our session we joined the other hundreds in the sunshine
for a spot of lunch

I think I was so excited about getting to the park first thing that I failed to see the hundreds of wild flowers that had been sown along the banks of the walkway and spotted on our way back to the station.

The helpers, volunteers and staff were wonderful - so helpful. In fact as we stepped outside the station at West Ham this morning, we were astounded at the amount of helpers standing along the walkway, guiding and showing people the way to the Olympic Park. There must have been 70-80 along the way -a walk of about 30 minutes, all with happy smiling faces and wishing everyone a lovely day. So much thought, effort and organisation has been put into the whole spectacular event that was London 2012.

So proud to be British


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  1. Hello Patricia:
    What a truly remarkable experience and one that will remain with you for all time. We are certain to have actually been present, and to absorb the atmosphere and feel the excitement, must be so very different from watching the games on television, for example. We are so pleased that yoyu had such a wonderful day.

    Thank you so much for the welcome - we shall hope perhaps to welcome you to our own blog one day. Incidentally, the wild flowers are such an attractive and original idea.

  2. Hi Patricia, I think the Olympics has been a truly marvellous spectacle and am very proud to be British. Glad you enjoyed your trip.
    The wildflowers are something else arent they? I watched a report, I think it was Gardeners world about them planting it up.Fascinating.

  3. Sounds like a great trip!

    Wildflowers really do brighten up the world don't they?! Great idea.

    Hope you are doing well.

  4. You must have had a great day out and seeing everything at first hand, including the Olympic flame, must have been very special.
    Hope you have a good weekend.

  5. Glad you had a memorable day! The cauldron of petals with the olympic flame in it looks spectacular, it must have been wonderful to see it in the stadium. Those wild flowers are so pretty - such a good idea:)

  6. What a wonderful experience I'm so glad you shared you day with us too, as it gives such a different view from seeing it on th TV.
    Sarah x

  7. Hi Patricia, it sounded like a perfectly wonderful day and thank you for sharing it with us. The Olympic flame is so grand. I'm sure that I would get goose pimples, too.
    Have a marvelous week, Connie :)


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