You can't live in London and not be affected by the Olympics. Admittedly, initially I was not really looking forward to the Olympics. I wondered what all the hype was about. Until it started on Friday with the most stunning Opening Ceremony (blog post to follow about this), and suddenly London turned into the most vibrant, happy, proud place to be. The atmosphere, everywhere you go, is brilliant – different nationalities bonding on tube rides and laughing at each other's jokes, people cheering on the cyclists in the rain on the weekend, proud supporters with painted GB flags on their cheeks. And even the commute to work (the part I was really dreading) was peaceful – the dreaded District line has never been so empty at 7:40am on a Monday morning.
My sister Jo was lucky enough to go to the Beach Volleyball on Saturday afternoon. The venue, the Horse Guards Parade, in my mind being one of the most stunning Olympic venues ever. And luckily Jo took some brilliant photos, which I had to share.
Thank you Jo for your contribution!