Days of Gratitude – Friday 3rd August 2012

Grateful to be in Metz, France.  We never expected to come to Metz but weren’t able to go where we wanted from Paris after the Olympics so ended up in this sweet little city where we were grateful for the opportunity to use French as practically no one speaks English. Well apart from our waiter at dinner who took this photo for us – he wasn’t originally our waiter but when he found out we spoke English he ran over eager to practice (something we haven’t really seen before in Europe).

20120803 Metz

Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 1st August 2012

Grateful for the Hyde Park Olympic live site – great to be able to watch three different Olympic events simultaneously on the big screen (Lleyton Hewitt against Djokovic on one of them – good effort Lleyton, Bradley Wiggins winning Team GB’s second gold medal of the games in the time trial and Judo).

20120801 Hyde Park

Days of Gratitude – Sunday 29th July 2012

What a wonderful day.  So much to be grateful for.  Definitely grateful that we were able to buy tickets (over a year ago) for the Olympic games and tha,t despite the authorised ticket agent being almost completely useless (people lining up for 6 hours and not getting the right tickets), our ticket pick up was executed perfectly by Dad yesterday allowing us to get to the Men’s basketball for the start at 9am.

20120729 on the way to Olympic men's basketball

Days of Gratitude – Friday 27th July 2012

Grateful we both survived horse riding.  Was a scary section where all the horses got spooked and galloped away … mine ran off the path, into pine trees and up a steep hill; Simon’s zig zagged around other horses at great speed. It really was amazing that everyone in the group managed to stay on their horses.

20120727 horse riding