The girls hadn't shown much interest in the Olympics,
apart from collecting the LEGO Olympic minifigures.
I'd got books out of the library, we were going to study the Greeks and then learn about modern Olympics. After renewing them twice I took them back unread.
After watching the Olympic opening ceremony on TV, the girls appetite was whetted, and we watched and talked Olympics. We desperately tried to get tickets. We didn't manage to get any, but we did see the Russian rhythmic gymnastic team rehearsing at Don valley arena.
It was so exciting when we saw them on TV, trying to spot the girls we had seen practise.
But as they approached it, the girls thought it was very tall and didn't look very strong!
Geoff persuaded them to go on, although Jemima sat down and didn't look when they got to the very top!
On to Stratford Park