I wasn't really looking forward to the Olympics because of the economic climate and the governments constant cut backs but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I honestly didn't mind missing out on my favourite TV programmes!
I was also worried about security.....
Private security???? oh p-lease!!!!
Both the Army and the Police force have done a fantastic job. The police have been working double shifts, 86 hour weeks and have had leave cancelled. Forces across the country have been on stand by "just in case". These people are dedicated individuals working selflessly to uphold the law and to keep us all safe.
There have been so many highs during these last two weeks!
And the spoof James Bond with Her Majesty the Queen shocked me! Seriously.... my jaw was hitting the floor! I couldn't believe that she actually DID that and I think she is amazing for doing so.
They did such a sterling job of the opening ceremony. It was historical, it was magical, it was different, it was innovative it was very British.
I have been amazed at the athletes and how wonderfully they have performed, they have been truly inspiring.
For me, the best parts were the Equestrian events. Sadly I missed allot of them due to life going on but I did manage to watch the individual dressage last Thursday and I am telling you that when Charlotte Dujardin scored 90% in her test and took the gold I was crying and jumping around the room like a mad thing!
Gosh, waiting for her scores I felt sick I could barely breathe!
So today the Olympics 2012 ends and I must say although I am sad that its over, I am looking forward to the closing ceremony tonight.
Well done to everyone who made this event happen.....
The background guys, the police, army, athletes, grooms, reporters, cleaners - everyone, everyone played a part in making this a memorable event.
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