Apologies for disappearing! I really sort of ran out of time everyday! What few moments i had i would spend on skype with my family and friends. i had an absolutely amazing time at the Olympics. I’m really still trying to process everything. The husband is helping out at the Paralympics which means our journey really isn’t done. for this i am grateful. I was already having withdraws. I miss the players and the excitement in the air. Mostly though i miss all of the new friends i made. I had mentioned earlier that i went to those Pesky Americans, misty and kerri’s congratulatory party. It was really the perfect ending to an exciting week of HGP. So many players, both male and female, were there and we enjoyed celebrating such a brilliant achievement. You sort of think those moments are it, you wont hear from these very high profile people again, but you’d be surprised how absolutely genuine they are. Received a lovely email from Misty this afternoon thanking me, Ethan and even baby for the kind hospitality we showed all the players and for bringing so many lighthearted moments into tense situations before games. Very true. Me and baby spent countless hours entertaining and talking to and even feeding these athletes before and after their games. Some were crushed after horrible losses and had just finished making rounds with the media and needed a giggle. Some were coming off major wins and needed a chance to slow down and refuel. We did that for them while they sat in my husbands medical facilities. So, it felt nice to receive a bit of thanks from such a world class athlete, and a gold medalist at that! Not to mention, my girls, Zara and Shauna, oh how i adore them…we had a lovely lunch with them today. Our hopes for them is Rio 2016, but they’ve got the rotten luck of having to sit on pins and needles waiting for sponsorship deals to happen so they can continue training full time.
I promise more pictures after i finish uploading my life the past 17+ days but i thought it best to start with the more IMPORTANT ones…
Yes, we got to meet him at the HGP. He was charming. VERY charming. I went to the final day for Women’s competition with my old American flatmate. With the husband hard at work and baby being minded it was very much a party for us two ladies! We first met him as he was coming in to the venue and then had a laugh with him later when he discovered our seats were much better then his. From what i’ve been told, we were shown a few times when they showed Prince Harry (i havent seen it yet, saved on my tv, will be watching to see for myself). Anyways, these are the few pictures i took of him. One doesnt want to come off real scary like by always taking pictures! Besides, we were really enjoying the games!