There were school children singing, flags waving, kids getting excited about the huge number of police motorbikes – the riders of which were high-fiving everyone as they went past – and the freebies from the Coca Cola, Samsung (no phones, sadly), Lloyds and other sponsor vehicles.
It’s easy to be cynical about the Games…but its easier (and frankly more fun, in our humble opinion) to get excited by the whole thing. Everyone had fun and it certainly brought a huge part of the community together. We loved it. Bring on the Games!