After the rain @ Olympic Park

While we were scoffing down the burgers, the rain had stopped.
I was so relieved because I was really dreading about the prospect of having to go out in the rain again.

Don’t you find the flower bed adorable? It was right by the entrance of McDonald’s.
I am not at all a green fingers. Therefore, I have no idea what this corn blue flower is.

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The people were heading towards the venues, cloaking themselves with the Union Jacks…

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Here and there, Arms force personnel were mingling with the general public. I found it reassuring…

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There were a handful of picnic benches which were unused because of the rain. In the meantime, the inside of McDonald’s jam-packed.
Why didn’t the organizers provide any sheltered picnic area? Weren’t they aware that, in Britain, we tend to have more rain than sun?…

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Once the rain cloud moved on, the sun came out. And with it, the atmosphere became more buoyant.
On top of this colourful structure which was made out of shipping containers was a broadcasting studio for BBC.

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Who is in the studio? Sue Barker?…

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I surveyed around me while my hubbie ran to the coffee shop nearby to get some decaf lattes.
Is that the Water Polo Arena?…

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And Anish Kapoor’s Olympic sculpture in the distance. I must admit that this work is the least of my favourite amongst his creations…

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Olympic Stadium in the distance. That was where that amazing opening ceremony was held.
I watched with my iPlayer 3 times already. Call me I am a bonker…

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With a cup of latte in my hand, I headed towards my venue, Basketball Arena.
It’s in my sight. Mmmmm… exciting!

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Be patient. I am going in there soon…

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Mickey D’s @ Olympic Park

We were rather lost in the vastness of the Olympic Park and feeling peckish.
Then, we saw a familiar yellow “M” logo in the distance.
My hubbie shrugged his shoulders and suggested, “Shall we?”
I groaned but found no alternative in my sight, so gingerly followed him.
The restaurant was packed! The same as us, everyone decided to take a shelter and to eat…

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It was kind of ironic that we were eating junk food while watching the elite sports performed by world-class athletes. Couldn’t Whole Food or something better be a sponsor of the Game?
This Quarter Pounder Meal was the first Mickey D’s for me in two years or more…

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How did it taste? Tasted pretty plasticky…

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Rain @ Olympic Park

Since yesterday, my best mate is a box of Kleenex.
The sore throat which developed on last Saturday afternoon has progressed to an extremely runny nose. Therefore, I am watching the equestrian event on TV, occasionally blowing my nose…

Anyway, my hubbie & I went to the Olympic Park on Sunday.
The weather was decidedly dodgy. So I packed a brolley, a pashmina and a jumper, as well as a box of Strepsils.
When we arrived in Stratford, the heaven opened and we were drenched…

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At one stage, the rain was so fierce, my folding umbrella was only good enough to keep my head dry…

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“Why does it always rain on me?” The tune by Travis was ringing in my head over and over…

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It could have been so much nicer if the weather were less temperamental…

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Do you like this pavement? It cheered me up a little bit…

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Basketball Arena in the night.
The illumination made it look like a piece of Turkish Delight!
So exquisite…

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Oh NO!

My eyes are cast upon the window nervously.

The weather has turned! The mini heatwaves we enjoyed during the torch relay seemed to fizzle out at last with the firework of the Opening Ceremony. And now, the sky above London is covered with a thick blanket of clouds…

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Here goes another schizophrenic weather! One moment, it rains and then it shines.
Why today? I am going to the Olympic Park later, you know. So cruel!
However, let’s look on a bright side. Our venue, Basketball Arena is indoor at least.
I am praying really hard that the weather will be drier by when I travel to the Park so I can take decent photos of the venues…

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