Nine hours pretty much precisely it took me to get from Susi’s house in Milton Keynes, across London, (in a random, “I come from North Devon where a roundabout is quite the thing”, fashion. I suspect there was a quicker version as I am almost positive I went through Embankment twice ), walk to the Olympic Park, basically go Ooooo for 5 and a half hours and then retrace my journey. Journey back much easier apart from Central Line being down and Stratford Station (nearest to the Olympic Park) being closed! Had to hoof it to West Ham which took about 25 minutes, wished i’d worn some trainers
Anyway, I had the most amazing time, Danny Boyle has done us proud and I wholeheartedly recommend that if you were any doubt as to whether you would watch any part of it, then make sure you do, it is spectacular and funny and oh so very british I have so many photos, but Danny Boyle came out to thank us for coming, tell us a bit about the show and also to ask us to not post photos until friday. You know what, I don’t think the BBC are trawling my blog for breaking news, but in the spirit of reciprocity and getting a £2000 ticket for £0 I will as they asked #savethesurprise.
Here is the entrance instead to the Olympic Park.
The iconic rings.
The Orbit, I wanna go up!
The outside of the stadium.
More on friday But seriously, watch it. ( Hint)