Thursday, 16 October 2008

I Should Be Studying But ...

... I am watching television.  Having seen the men building the stand for the celebrations for the Team GB Olympic and Paralympic athletes, I was considering going up to town to see it, but common sense dictated that although the atmosphere would be fantastic, I would be warmer and more comfortable watching it on television at home. So that is what I am doing.

The reception that they are receiving along the route is fantastic, and with the first of the floats just arriving in Trafalgar Square the cheers of the crowd are growing louder.  And as the last float is travelling the route many of those in the streets are following them towards Trafalgar Square.

It is heartwarming to see the crowds have not forgotten the exploits of the summer.  And what is more important is that Olympic and Paralympic athletes are celebrating together.  If the teams can achieve so much when they have travelled half way round the world to compete, let us hope that they can achieve even more when the Games are on home turf in 2012.

Well done boys and girls, we are all so proud of you. 

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Isn't it wonderful to take a moment to concentrate on positive news? In all the anti Chinese feeling and fear that is abounding about China being "the next super power" I think it is also important to remember the feeling that the Olympics engendered. I hope we can live up to the Olympics they created in 2012.