The morning was a bit of a rush but we all had an early lunch and by half twelve we were walking down through the woods to the stadium which is about ten minutes' walk away carrying flags and water bottles. After the opening 'ceremony', the children set to in teams, doing a variety of games activities against the clock while the Lord Mayor and not just one but TWO Olympic torches came round to chat and encourage. It was fun and we all had a whale of a time.
Once back at school again it was a real rush to get the children out to their parents and we didn't really manage it, I'm afraid. This morning will be something of a muddle at first as we sort out shoes and uniform that was left behind but never mind!
It was just a shame that my foot started playing up again and by the end I was hobbling and it some pain. Never mind, I now have my support bandage on and it's all a lot better again.
Today is a typical Friday apart from the fact that it is our family assembly. We're ready. The children have been responsible for most of it with just a little guidance from me. It's the first time I have let them take quite so much responsibility and I think they've done very well indeed. I hope the parents agree.
After such glorious weather and a night that wasn't too hot, today is predicted to be rather less pleasant. This is what it says on the BBC weather page:
Isolated severe thunderstorms are likely to develop overnight Thursday into Friday bringing the risk of torrential downpours through Friday. These will be succeeded by a band of more widespread heavy rain and occasional thunderstorms, moving gradually north later on Friday and into Saturday, affecting much of the highlighted region into Saturday morning before becoming lighter.The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption, mainly from surface water flooding. Lightning and hail could also cause some impacts.
On looking out of the window, there is a very strange light in the sky that can only be described as pink right now as the sun rises. Oh, well, some heavy rain would do the garden a world of good. I've been watering the younger plants in the beds but the ground is very dry indeed. I think I will water them this morning, just in case, though.
I'd better get going. There's a lot to do and little time to do it. First of all though - coffee!