I was living in the UK when it was announced that the winner of the 2012 Olympics was London. In fact, I was at our offices at Tavistock Square, which was where a bomb went off the following day. So I have a particular interest in these Olympics.
One of the things that I loved about the UK was that is was small enough that things happened across the country at the same time – like the celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee earlier this year.
For the past 60+ days, the Olympic torch has been making its way around the country and at every stop, there are people there to cheer it on. Another symbol popping up around the country is the Olympic Rings. Here is the torch at Kew Gardens, with some Olympic rings in flowers.
I found out this evening that my friend David, aka Man of Mode, will be taking part in the closing ceremonies. His wife is one of the top people at the London 2012 website and has been working 18+ hour days, and put his name in to participate. He was chosen, possibly because of his height – he’s 6’ 8” – and will have a “part”. So excited! We need to have a viewing party – who’s got a TV we can watch it on?