Friday, 27 July 2012

London 2012 Olympics

Since the announcement that London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics back in 2005, we have gradually been getting more and more excited about it all. We have definitely never been one of those Bah Humbug Brits who thought it was all a waste of money and time and now it is almost here, I'm sure our optimism and enthusiasm will be justified!
We live about 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport so Mr Snowballs decided last Sunday that we would wander on over to do a bit of Olympic team spotting. We managed to see Olympians from Australia, Estonia, Japan, India, UAE and USA and even spoke to a few of them.

We have managed to see the Olympic flame twice this week to on its nationwide relay: once in our local town Richmond and today on the Royal Barge Gloriana being rowed down the River Thames - amazing.
Tonight we are having a few friends and grandparents over to watch the Opening Ceremony with us. I spotted a great idea here about creating a bingo sheet to keep the children amused for some of the time and adapted the idea to be more specific (based on the little snippets of information that have been released). Don't think it needs to be limited to the kids either!
And finally, we managed to get some tickets (despite the ticket fiasco - which is the one negative thing we have encountered so far) and are going to see rowing on Monday at Eton Rowing lake. Sadly not one of the main Olympic venues which would have been very cool but still great. Let's hope the glorious sun we have had this week continues and we don't need brollies!
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