Writing this at the end of the closing ceremony of the games. I am very happy to say once again that I was totally wrong about our capabilities here in London and say that they were stunningly successful and I totally fell in love with them.
We ended up with 65 medals but more than that the display of sportsmanship, grace under pressure, happiness and joy that this Olympiad has engendered is, in my opinion, even more important. For two weeks we have shown the best side of London to the world and has filled me with pride and joy in my country. For once it is no longer unfashionable to say We are Proud to be British.
The Games have coincided with my darling Kathryn visiting and have closed as she has departed and is now back in Sydney. I was fairly tearful all evening because of this and especially when the flame was dimmed and died, when I blubbed like a baby. Missing my wonderful daughter and now the Games are also gone and the joyous two weeks are over.
Monday tomorrow and back to normal.