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We have managed to get some tickets ! YAY ! It took us several tries and, frankly, after the third lottery, I thought that we were not going to get anything. But everything has been delivered by now. I am very excited as we will get to see the opening and closing ceremonies, the athletics, the beach volley (my husband got the wrong tickets: we are seeing the men, I am very happy, he looks a bit disappointed. Life can be tough), and other disciplines too…watch this space!
I can’t wait. But I am concerned too. I might have to attend the wettest Olympic games in history: it keeps raining. And it is not a light drizzle: no, every day we have a complete washout! Not nice, given that we are in July. The Games might go down in history for all the wrong reasons.
What to do? Well, we have bought some raincoats for all the family. I hope we won’t need them but it’s better to come prepared, eh?
And who said holidays are less busy than school time? I simply never stop. I am now able to drive around most parts of London without any satnav, which is a major achievement for me considering that I used to hate driving -ah, the things we have to do when we get older, have to do school runs, be more responsible, I still get honked but, frankly, I have learned to ignore it. Driving in London has been a nightmare for the last couples of months: roadworks were everywhere and it sometimes was quicker to jog. Recently, they have painted “Olympic Lanes” on some roads. I am not entirely sure of what they are for, apart from the fact that I keep taking them. I hope that they are not like bus lanes, otherwise I will soon get a fine, especially with my legendary luck, and such fines, at £150 a pop, don’t come cheap!
I really don’t now what to expect for the Olympics. I have never attended the games. What about you? Have you ever attended the Games? How was it?

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • Maybe they painted the Olympic Lanes to remind you the Americans are coming. And, driving on our roads are certainly athletic (not sportsman-like, though). Slaloms… Boxing…Wrestling…

    Enjoy the Olympics- and you certainly will be there for the spectacle events…

    • Maybe. I am still confused. The Olympic lanes are empty but we can’t use them. Well, it is only for a few weeks, isn’t it?

  • Sounds very exciting. Wave from the crowd so we can see you on the telly! ;p

    • I will! I am soo excited!

  • Congratulations on your tickets, enjoy the Olympics….just remember to take your umbrellas!

    • Umbrella: check
      Raincoat: check
      Sunglasses: check
      Hat: check
      I think that we are prepared for the worst now…

  • Isn’t it still raining and set to continue until the games start?! At this rate all events will be aquatic: the 100m, the showjumping and dressage, and the long jump will be an aquaplane…

    • believe it or not, we had a day without rain yesterday. YAY! I am hoping that all will be OK for the Olympics. I might be in denial…

  • I’m very impressed you managed to get tickets. You’re the only person I ‘know’ who has managed this incredible feat. Getting tickets is almost an Olympic sport in itself. I hope you enjoy the show/ 🙂

    • We kept trying. And trying. And trying. I hope it will be all worth it…

  • Lucky you to be attending both the opening and closing ceremonies. Even if it rains buckets, they are unforgettable experiences. I went to them in Mexico City in 1968, though at the time, they were much less spectacular than nowadays. Still, I’ve never forget the excitement of just being there, and the feeling that the competition brought us all together in otherwise divisive times.

    I’m very curious – as must be most of the world – to see how this British) opening ceremony will rival the last one in China. I imagine they will pull in all the pomp and ceremony at their command. I’m looking forward to your account.

    • Just like you, I can’t wait! I feel so lucky to be able to attend !You are ahead of me, you have already been there…