Paralympics & Lion King
Trip Start Jul 02, 2012
58Trip End Oct 04, 2012
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After a lovely breakfast out with Matt, we took a tube in to town to catch the overland train to Greenwich. The organisation around the olympic venues was fantastic. At every point on the journey there are people in the pink volunteer tops available to help point you in the right direction. When we arrived in Greenwich, parts of the road were closed so spectators could walk on a dedicated lane and the road was lined with volunteers pointing the way.
Greenwich Park where the Equestrian was held was impressive. Seating as not fixed so we found great seats with an excellent view over the whole arena. Although we were complete novices (we needed you there Jo and Bevan!), we really enjoyed watching the riders and particularly hearing their stories and the challenges they'd had to overcome to get there.
There were some amazing stories and it was remarkable watching a rider paralysed from the waist down complete the course as well as the blind rider who had a caller in the middle prompting her.
Heading back on the train, we grabbed a bite to eat and then took the tube in to town or our last activity in London which was to see the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre on West End. We had managed to pick up last minute tickets and once again were lucky to get great seats. The costumes and set design were fantastic and the production was really well done.
On Saturday morning we went out for breakfast with Matt and then immersed ourselves in the rather depressing job of packing. Funnily enough our suitcases are getting tighter and it is a bit of a struggle keeping within the baggage allowances - we all have 2 carry-ons each at this stage! Not sure how we'll manage on the trip hom with Singapore being such a shopping mecca!
After sailing through customs (hooray, always dodgy with so many carry-ons), we boarded our plane for a quick stopover in Frankfurt as we headed off for the final stage of our trip.
I've added a few extra photos from or time in London taken on other cameras which remind me of just how great it has been catching up with family. Happy days :-)