Closing ceremony!!

(285 Posts)
paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 20:34:34


it's all coming to an end. It has been brillianttorch

Anyone watching?

It's all abit Mad Max the start...

hatsybatsy Mon 10-Sep-12 12:24:23

we were there - with the kids - it was fabulous! we missed various bits (guess you can't see it all from every angle) but the music, those trucks, all the fire and the fireworks - just amazing.

spent large chunks of the night trying not to blub - very emotional seeing all the athletes and then realising that that really is it.

sadly can't make the parade today - but will be watching on tv..... (with dd who is shattered so school have agreed she can come home this afternnoon!!)

topbannana Sun 09-Sep-12 23:50:19

Just before he tottered off to bed, DH said "I suppose we will either have to start talking to each other again or take up scrabble now!"
I love DH very much but still............

bisjaralympics Sun 09-Sep-12 23:15:45

Can't believe it is all over torch sad.

We had a brilliant time and were lucky enough to see 8 events. Memories for life and a generation inspired.

Ds was hugely lucky to meet the GB wheelchair basketball team and the GB swimming team (and managed to wear two medals!). I was amazed at how approachable and friendly everyone was, happy to share their time with an enthusiastic 8 yr old who had no fear in asking them loads of questions about their various disabilities.

your lucky dcs smart arse, going to the closing ceremony

MrsVamos Sun 09-Sep-12 23:12:37

This must be the only MaccyD ad I like.


paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 23:11:51


really going now....

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Sun 09-Sep-12 23:08:35

Oh Clare, stop, I will really blub now!!

DisabilEightiesChick Sun 09-Sep-12 23:07:41


toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Sun 09-Sep-12 23:02:57

Yes I'll be back for a parade thread

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Sun 09-Sep-12 23:02:29

Slarty , I suggested to DS (8) that he might like to go in later. He said no because he wants "to show off to my friends". Charming. hmm

oh clare, did anyone else see the clip of her giving flowers. she was massively cheered and she seemed so nervous and surprised about it,

caramelwaffle Sun 09-Sep-12 23:02:08

Night all torch

Parade tomorrow.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 23:01:19

Nighty night.

It has been amazingtorch

i preferred this closing ceremony.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 23:00:54

What does Seb do now???

travellingwilbury Sun 09-Sep-12 23:00:26

See you all tomorrow for the parade .

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 23:00:08

There should be a thread. With tissues.


(is it like Cinderella, will torch go pffft at midnight?)

caramelwaffle Sun 09-Sep-12 22:59:32

I saw Clare Balding walking through the Olympic Park: she is very small and VERY gracious in the face of autograph/picture hunters - even when clearly in a hurry to get somewhere (always liked her emoticom- she's proved me right)

MrsVamos Sun 09-Sep-12 22:59:17

If so, I shall see you then.

MWAH to all.

MrsVamos Sun 09-Sep-12 22:58:47

Will there be a thread tomorrow for the parade ?

Are we going to cry together ?

permaquandry Sun 09-Sep-12 22:57:26

I absolutely luuuuurrrrrvvvvee Coldplay. Just wanted to spread some warmth for them (tho clearly in the minority).

As much as I enjoyed seeing them, I thought their set was a little long, not for me, but for the Paralympics closing.

MrsVamos Sun 09-Sep-12 22:57:25

I just hope that we do bloody well inspire generations.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Sun 09-Sep-12 22:57:23


I really should be going to bed....

LineRunner Sun 09-Sep-12 22:57:08

That was wonderful.

Sparklegeek Sun 09-Sep-12 22:57:06

Proud to be British & then some!

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