My awesome South African, Italian, Greek and Cypriot cousin came over to London to spend Christmas with us. Throughout the whole holiday I felt ridiculously guilty due to the fact instead of taking her around places nearby like I should have been, I was cooped up in a messy office revising frantically for my first set of university exams. Got a lot riding on these but in the end they turned out alright. Well I say that now but I still have no idea what I got. Was a nice change from the usual Christmas festivities. I did manage to clear half a day in my boring schedule to take her round as many key sites of London as I could. I need to apologize because it’s clear I do not have what it takes to be a tour guide. All it consisted of was telling my cousin and sister to move and appreciate things. Will cross that one off the career list ~
Recentely I went to see Athletics at the Paralympics! It was such a great experience and the crowd was so overwhelming when there was a member of Team GB competing! I went with my friend Amy who managed to score us the tickets last-minute! My only complaints were that the lifting of the flags is much less impressive in real life, a hot chocolate costs £4! and that Stratford is a little impersonal. Knowing me, if those are my only complaints it means I had one of the best days. A Cypriot Parathlete came first in one of the heats unfortunately I think we missed that but I can tell you I think the high from cheering on a team at the olympics is much better than any high off hitting the clubs. I loved every second, if you get the opportunity to see the Olympic Park, don’t think twice, just go!
The Basketball ArenaThe VelodromeMe and my ticket!China in the Long JumpTeam GR first in this part of the heat, second overall!I got to see Hannah Cockroft destroy the competition in a heat round!