The Story

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

I’ll admit I reluctantly voted to realect Boris, but this speech did, for the first, make me feel a little better about doing so.

It’s strange how something so spectacular could bring such sadness. The Red Arrows concludes our final celebration of what’s been the most amazing 45 days. It sounds the most ridiculous thing to say but my city just won’t be the same without the Olympics.

It’s strange how something so spectacular could bring such sadness. The Red Arrows concludes our final celebration of what’s been the most amazing 45 days. It sounds the most ridiculous thing to say but my city just won’t be the same without the Olympics.

Whichever honours our athletes end up receiving after the Games, David Weir better be included in the highest category. Been a monumental performance from the Weirwolf.

Whichever honours our athletes end up receiving after the Games, David Weir better be included in the highest category. Been a monumental performance from the Weirwolf.

GB Gold

It may have only been eighteen hours since it all ended, but it’s clear that after being treated to two weeks full of entertainment, inspiration, emotion and pride, post Olympics life isn’t much fun. I’ll admit that in the lead up to the Games, like most Londoners, I was slightly skeptical as to how it would turn out but it only took the first few seconds of the opening ceremony for those doubts to be deemed unnecessary. But not only did we put on one of the most successful Games of the modern era, Team GB put in our most successful performance of the modern era. Twenty-nine Gold Medals is far more than any of us could of expected and what made these even more special to me was that I was able watch, and cheer, twenty-six of them as they happened due to BBC’s fantastic coverage. If it wasn’t for a brief visit to Sweden during the last few days, I would of witnessed them all, but even then, finding the results of those three on their live text was just as exhilarating. I’ll never forget the time when my city hosted the Olympics that saw my nation’s highest ever finish on the medal table and I’ll have Tumblr to thank for that. Be it at home, at work, in a pub, on my phone or iPad, I captured the moment of where, and how, I watched each of the Golds.

GB Gold is how I tagged them.

GB Gold is how I created a memory of my country’s finest moment.

Made it back to London in time for the closing ceremony. It’s been a truly amazing two weeks.

Made it back to London in time for the closing ceremony. It’s been a truly amazing two weeks.