Well here we are, less than 24 hours away from the greatest show on earth. Now I have all my systems in place to work from home I am looking forward to it, because if this week is anything to go by Stratford is going to be very very busy.
The Olympic lanes came into force on Wednesday so a bus was out of the question. The cars through Maryland point were nose to tail and queued up all along Forest Lane, a sight we only ever see during school term time, and recently hardly at all. My local train station has been opened, but will now be closed from tomorrow. They had dress rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday so Stratford station was rammed with people with lots of staff shooing us all this way and that. People telling us which side to cross the road, police, soldiers and Olympic volunteers everywhere. To be honest it has been getting on my nerves, but now I am getting into the spirit of the games.
Tomorrow evening, Dad and I will be going over to my daughters flat, where we will watch the opening ceremony on the T.V then the fireworks from her balcony. I am about to raise a union flag in our front window to cheer on team GB and Sunday, I have Olympic park tickets so I will be taking the grandchildren over in their team GB t-shirts to soak up some of the atmosphere. If I ever find my camera (I think it has been de-materialised by a poltergeist) I will post plenty of photo's, if not, it will be inferior phone pics.
Oh and 2 weeks of bliss. The bliss? Not having to wear make up as I have relocated my desk to the back living room............Happy Olympics everyone.