Friday, 27 July 2012

Olympics London 2012

I can't believe the Olympics are here already. Not because I am awaiting London to host this prestigious event, not because I love sport, not because I have tickets even. I can't believe the Olympics are here because that means my big girl must be six and a half, and those six and a half years have gone very quickly indeed.

I remember exactly where I was when I heard that London had won the Olympic bid. I was sat at my desk in the office in West London when a huge cheer reverberated around the room, we were to host the Olympics 2012. I clutched at my belly, not yet swollen, a secret inside me and thought:

"When the London 2012 Olympics are here, my little boy or girl will be six and a half,"

I imagined holding his or her hand around the Olympic village and going to the cross country day of the equestrian eventing.

And here we are, the most fabulous six and a half years later. The baby turned out to be a she, the most lovely she, a kind, sensitive, giggly she, a thoughtful and imaginative she. My darling A. I can't believe the Olympics are here and you are six and a half.

Pity we haven't got tickets.


  1. What a lovely post, you can still enjoy watching it all, my two eldest (9 & 5.5) can't wait to watch the swimming & gymnastics, I'm glad we didn't get tickets, or we would have had to chose which we saw!

    Your daughter sounds wonderful! :)

  2. Ah, thank you so much for your kind words.

    I had another quick look and there are dressage tickets at £95 for eventing, but the children would be so bored, there is no way he would come and I don't know if it would be the same on my own. Oh er and yes, £95 is a lot of money.

  3. Sweet. And I had exactly the same thing! It was so impossible to imagine that tiny life being 6 but here she is all loudness and brightness and my life is utterly changed!

    We are going to the paralymics. Just want to experience the whole vibe really!

  4. Yes I think I am going to buy tickets for the equestrian paralympics. The story won't be complete otherwise :)