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Olympic and Paralympic athletes parade: sign in - and sob - here

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caramelwaffle Mon 10-Sep-12 13:02:44


paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Mon 10-Sep-12 15:52:44

ariadne- I still haven't deleted last year's Wimbledon app

I find it hard to let gogrin

MrsVamos Mon 10-Sep-12 15:53:13

It's really all over now, isn't it ?


paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Mon 10-Sep-12 15:55:43

I know she's great role model etc, but I can't warm to Helen Skelton.

MrsVamos Mon 10-Sep-12 15:57:50

DH is mates with Ben. wink Helen is lovely but she has a grating kinda voice.

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Mon 10-Sep-12 16:02:48


notyummy Mon 10-Sep-12 16:04:11

Liked the Amy McDonald song!

yoghurtisnoticecream Mon 10-Sep-12 16:04:24


MrsVamos Mon 10-Sep-12 16:04:33

Amazin'. All of 'em. <wipes tears>

Yay ! Someone other than Clodplay ! grin

caramelwaffle Mon 10-Sep-12 16:05:05


Ooooo Pet Shop Boys are good.

yoghurtisnoticecream Mon 10-Sep-12 16:06:45

You would just burst with pride if one of your children was on that stage now wouldn't you ?

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Mon 10-Sep-12 16:06:55

I could have listened to the PSB's last night, and Amy. Hell, even Heather Small singing 'Proud' would have been more appropriategrin

MrsVamos Mon 10-Sep-12 16:07:01

I expect the next time we see bits of it again will be on SPOTY ?

We should have a thread for that, so we can all cry together again.

<passes tissues>

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Mon 10-Sep-12 16:07:42

what a brilliant sight
[torch] awkward

headfairy Mon 10-Sep-12 16:07:59

I'm watching too. My mum was a gamesmaker and got a ticket for the stands in the mall in the ballot. I do hope she's having a good time. she's shattered, her back is completely knackered from all the walking she's done as she's done both the Olympics and Paralympics. She only had 2 days off during the Olympics and one day off in the Paralympics.

MrsVamos Mon 10-Sep-12 16:08:13

If one of my DCs was there, I'd be yelling my head off, yoghurt. grin

MaureenMLove Mon 10-Sep-12 16:08:34

Beautiful moment and beautiful opening line from the fabulous Pet Shop Boys.

And all 'Made in Britain' <<sigh and sob>>

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Mon 10-Sep-12 16:09:19

I always cry when i watch SPOTY. They will need a 3 week show to honour all the 'lympians alonegrin

MrsVamos Mon 10-Sep-12 16:09:30

Please thank your Mum for all her hard work, headfairy.

I think there should be some kind of formal 'award' for all the gamesmakers.

Brilliant, everyone.

caramelwaffle Mon 10-Sep-12 16:09:40

Yes, yoghurt definitely.

<grabs tissue>

Miniwaffle has been inspired and is insisting on winning a Gold in the future - just wants to know which year to aim for hmmgrin

caramelwaffle Mon 10-Sep-12 16:11:39

Well done your mother headfairy and all the Gamesmakers.

headfairy Mon 10-Sep-12 16:11:45

I will do MrsV grin

I'm very proud of her because it's very very far out of her comfort zone. She speaks lots of languages so she was in the protocol team looking after competitors and their support teams and a few members of various royal families grin

yoghurtisnoticecream Mon 10-Sep-12 16:12:50

I want them all to do a song and dance routine a la glee

paRaahhlympiansgoingforgold Mon 10-Sep-12 16:13:19

See- the PsB's have a song for every occasion!

We need pointy hats for this

caramelwaffle Mon 10-Sep-12 16:13:49

Why not the PSB's last night instead of leave us Cold play, eh?

MrsVamos Mon 10-Sep-12 16:13:57

Sounds fantastic, headfairy. smile

It must be a huge comedown for all the GM's mustn't it ?

I hope your Mum has some lovely memories to cherish. <soppy>

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