Well, something I never thought would happen – I am actually sorry that the Olympics are coming to an end! London has been like another town with people looking happy in the official 2012 pink T Shirts and everyone talking to each other. Walking down Whitehall was an experience during the Beach Volleyball first week. You could hear the cheers streets away from morning to night and the crowd sounded like they were having the time of their lives. It was totally unexpected and surprisingly amazing. Not to mention the number of medals – shows what lottery money and a home advantage can do.

I popped up to see the triathalon – or at least the cycling section – around Buckingham Palace, but was too late. There was still a sense of euphoria though, and at least one chap posing with a flag