We'd been toying with the idea of a visit to the Olympic park, with no tickets and a check on the website we found that there were no longer tickets available to visit the park over the weekend.
Oh what to do.......a quick call to my sister (I love spending time with them all!) yep they'd like to come with us so we travelled down to West London yesterday in the most horrific rain. We couldn't see for the rain on the motorway and the cars were slowing down to 30/40 miles per hour. I warned the boys we may not get into Central London after all there's no point if the rain continued like this......good old British weather!!
We'll have a cup of tea at my sisters and decide what to do. A check of the Transport for London website said that this weekend was the busiest day for travelling into London, expect to double your journey time! Oh and apparently you weren't being allowed out of Stratford station if you didn't have an Olympic ticket! On the plus side the weather was to brigten up with sunny spells.
My sister lives within a two minute walk to a tube station so we decided to go for it but we'd stay clear of the Olympic Park. Southbank here we come.
I was amazed at the Olympic fever. The trains were full of Olympic volunteers, Olympic althletes and officials and well as many many Team GB supporters.At Bond Street Emily Diamond stood next to me on the train, smiled at be because Stan was having a winge!! My nephew spoke to Seychelles Judo Olympican Dominic Dugasse, and a USA Official.
Everyone was in high spirits, it was jam packed without a doubt, Southbank it's self was heaving........still we had a super day, lots of laughs and we got to meet and see more celebraties.
Mr Bean.........Stan thought he was hiliraous. He loves Mr Bean!!
|My nephew invited to sit with them!|
Ok so these are not celebrities, they were by far my favourite street entertainers. These bronze figures were slumped under a tree......drunk. The time and thought that has gone into the costumes and face painting was amazing.
We arrived back to West London in time to see Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford win Gold.
All in all it was an amazing day.
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P.S. Don't be put off by the travel reports into London. Our journey times were normal, the trains were busy but not unbearably. Thanks to Mel and her London Blog posts as she was the reason we made the decision to go.