SCREAM IF YOU WANNA GO FASTER
Its not been a fantastic summer for me.
Crappy weather for lots of it, working constantly, the stress of selling the house, not being able to spend any time with the boys during their holidays. Oh I could whinge on for hours.
But, it looks as though the house is sold, work is slowing down and I am able to take some time off.
Except that the Ginger one went back to school today and, big calming breath, the bombshell starts at proper big boy school next Thursday.
Eep! reception here we come. I'm being brave.
So after lots of trying to get tickets to the Olympic park and failing I bought tickets to see the
Paralympic cycling time trials.
A last hurrah to the summer holidays.
Spent with special friends about to leave us for a permanent return to their Kiwi origins.
And what a way to spend the last day.
It was the best day.
We screamed till we had no voice left,
we clapped till our hands, arms and shoulders ached.
We had the best spot on the track.
We saw some amazing athletes giving it their all.
We were on T.V.
We were photographed by the local paper.
We met and celebrated with some wonderful people.
The children were exhausted.
We were exhausted.
Sarah Storey won Gold and Mark Colbourne won silver for team GB.
Phillippa Grey and Laura Thompson won silver for New Zealand.
And we were shouting loud for Catherine Walsh winning bronze for Ireland, mainly because we met her brother and he was the happiest most excited man there.
Sadly the youngest 3 members of the party hit the wall before the end so we didn't see Alex Zinardi win gold in one of the hand cycle events.
All the same
we all went home happy!
Did you make it to see any of the Paralympics or Olympics this summer?
Bet you had the best fun ever.
Love Nora xxx
P.S for those of you wondering how Wonky is, I can report he is now officially on the recovery ward, but in need of further corrective surgery soon. When he is strong enough I will take photos.
PPS The photo of Sarah Storey isn't mine. I stole them from the internet.
My photos for the races looked mainly like this.
Those guys can move fast!