|Arriving in the rain :(|
|The Beat Box|
The general atmosphere was really special. Bar three rather rude Australians, every member of the public I encountered was good-natured, excited, and there to have a good time and make the most of a very special day. When Andy Murray's tennis final match against Roger Federer was screened in Park Live, the atmosphere was electric: thousands of people were packed in front of the screens, and oh how we whooped, clapped, cheered and waved our flags in support. People were eating strawberries and cream and drinking Pimms, and quite honestly, we could have been at Wimbledon! Luckily, my family and I had a great spot to watch it because we sat through the torrential downpour for nearly two hours before the match began. We are British, after all.
|Crowds pack in to watch Andy Murray|
If there was one slight disappointment to the day, it was the megastore. Sure, there's clothing, accessories, homewares, keyrings, posters and all sorts on offer, but I was just slightly uninspired. I wanted a souvenir, but there was nothing that really made me go "Ooooh I want this!" Actually, I did really want one of the Links of London 2012 Collection Union Jack charms, but they'd sold out of silver. Boo.
|Cheerleaders at the basketball|
|Handball = amazeballs|