A couple of days into my volunteer work at the Olympics and I’m still just as excited as I was before it started. The experiences over the past few days have been phenomenal! Starting with the dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony, which was fantastic. It was just so special, the beat of those drums, vibrating through the whole stadium, the smells and sounds and sights of the countryside being transformed by the industrial revolution and the music jumping and pounding. I will remember it for a long, long time. Then the next day in Hyde park, watching emile sante, eliza Doolittle, the wanted and dizzie rascal in the blazing hot sun, enjoying a few lagers….
Follow that with a trip to the Olympic park, lying on the grass and watching the games on a huge screen, then watching the opening ceremony in kensington gardens in the Russian park. What a week! I am so lucky to be experiencing all those things. And indeed to be part of the Olympic games, lapping up the atmosphere, joining in with the happy crowds has been amazing.