If I had to say one single word of criticism - it would be ... well, I'll say it at the end. Hate to be negative.
Saw Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis and here are a couple of paparazzi shots of our our great Golden Boy, Mo Farah - hurrah!
A varied week? Certainly was. And I only lost all family members once (or did they lose me?) – on the first day, emerging from Stratford Station into a tidal wave of humanity… a moment of panic, but soon resolved; thanks to mobile phones.
There's one below to prove I was there and, more importantly, to show more of the amazing banks of wild flowers, the first thing that struck me - never mind Anish Kapoor's Orbit and the Velodrome! Aaah, Shades of Olympian Green ...
There were some surreal moments – watching the Women’s Marathon on our son’s TV, slipping outside to catch them running past just a few minutes’ walk away, close to St Paul's Cathedral, then strolling back to TV to see the Finish! On the screen we saw the rich kaleidoscope of London - Westminster Bridge, Cheapside, Leadenhall Market and the Tower of London. We could hear a helicopter circling above - probably with the camera aboard taking the aerial views we were enjoying on TV. Closed off to traffic, Southwark Bridge was almost deserted as we crossed it. The athletes ran through a monsoon but the sun came out by the end.
I hope you enjoyed our little trip in London town - not far from Appley Green, you know.
(The one word: WENLOCK. What were they thinking?)