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So I have a confession.

I was not at all interested in the Olympics in the build up to it arriving in London. Nope, not one little bit. I didn’t bother trying for tickets. I didn’t see the point. I couldn’t see how us Brits could host a half decent event, and besides sport isn’t really my thing.

Oh how wrong I was…

From the moment the opening ceremony started, I was hooked. We all were. It really was rather fabulous. I so wish I’d made it down to any Olympic event, but alas I’d left it too late, so instead I was glued to the TV and radio, following pretty much all of it. I cried, cheered and smiled through it all, inspired massively by all the hard work and sheer determination. It blew me away.

Well done London for hosting it in such style. We really knocked it out of the park. Never have I been so proud to be a Londoner.

  • Francesca / mrseliotbooks
    Posted at 15:53h, 18 August Reply

    Ben and isi were the only ones lucky enough to get tickets. I was dying to get tickets for the velodrome but missed out 🙁
    We got tickets for the paralympics though so we’ll get to see the village. You might still get lucky if you have a look at the website. X

  • erika
    Posted at 03:16h, 16 August Reply

    London threw an amazing party! I never think I’m going to care that much, but then I’m bawling at the stories and I’m cheering for the team!

  • Karen from Chookooloonks
    Posted at 01:00h, 16 August Reply

    London really, really did. You should be well proud. 🙂

  • Elaine B
    Posted at 00:50h, 16 August Reply

    I’m so glad you got hooked, Xanthe!

    I live in Portland, Oregon, now, but I lived in Los Angeles most of my life and was fortunate enough to be able to attend a few of the events at the 1984 Games. It was an amazing time to be in L.A. and it must have been even more so in London!

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