Come and take a wander around with me
the closer I got to the park the emotions of those beautiful Olympic days started coming back
seeing these flags still blowing gently in the breeze brought a lump to my throat
look at these structures three years on and still looking like new
come on over to the fence and take a look around
come on down for a look around
the steps down are in amongst the wild flower garden that has been planted
up we go for a walk around the top
this happened on Day 1 of the Paralympic games - 6 gold medals for team GB
a plaque and permanent records are on the walkway painted on the path
Didn't we do absolutely brilliantly??!!!!
children's play areas - me snapping a Mum snapping her little one
gardens planted all the over park and flourishing now
I spotted this little fella climbing up the fence post
(my friend Coral wants to abseil down this 263 feet structure!!!)
so we head back to Stratford to catch the train back to Victoria in time for our coach back to Portsmouth and make our way home after our weekend away
looking back as we leave
past the Olympic village where the athletes stayed
Paralympic Games badge 2012
Back in 2011 we applied for tickets for the Olympic Games and we were lucky enough to get tickets for the boxing which was held at the Excel International Convention Centre, but I was not lucky enough to get any tickets for the Olympic Park although we visited the area at the time. You could not get close or go into the Olympic Village without tickets. It was a truly great atmosphere from the moment we stepped off the train at Waterloo station with the whole of London in a blaze of bright pink at underground and railway stations and smiling happy faces everywhere you looked.
Visiting the Olympic Park on our weekend away three years later brought all these memories and emotions back to me and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of my walk around. If you get a chance at any time to go and visit the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic park I urge you to do so. What a legacy the Olympics 2012 have left this country and what a truly amazing experience to have lived and been a part of the dream!!
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx
PS walking back to catch our coach
I spotted these in a garden in Victoria
and these are in my neighbours garden - she has four boys!
I love it