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Closing ceremony!!

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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.

slartybartfast Sun 09-Sep-12 23:13:53

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

slartybartfast Sun 09-Sep-12 23:02:20

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

slartybartfast Sun 09-Sep-12 23:01:12

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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