At the same moment that the Olympics opening ceremony began, I was having the MRI scan. It lasted 30-40 mins, and just before the end, I made the mistake of swallowing. And because I was flat on my back, I spent the next few minutes choking and coughing, attempting to continue breathing. Without moving anything. Cue booming voice over the loudspeaker - Stay absolutely still, Linds. Stay absolutely still. Unfortunately one cannot cough without moving body parts. And I needed to breathe. In the end, he did that bit again. But it is done. Thank heavens.
Anyway, the nice little man told me his lips were sealed and wouldn't tell me anything, but apparently my consultant will have received the pictures etc yesterday. And I came home to the Olympics.
Andrew, Ann, David and I watched the man running around the rim of the arena to light the flame, and the conversation turned to London 2012. You know BECAUSE WE ARE DOING THE NEXT OLYMPICS!! We discussed Health and Safety Rules Which Must Be Obeyed.
Just do not expect anything remotely resembling China's Opening ceremony in 4 years time. That man running around the roof would have had to be wearing a hard hat, with a safety/fluorescent /orange jacket, with scaffolding in place, and probably a face shield for the flames, and fire retardant gloves. Or maybe a totally fireproof suit. Not to mention the mile deep foam safety mattress on the arena floor.
However, we loved the footprints across the city, and we all practiced being doves in my lounge too. With enthusiasm and much vigour. And those 2000+ drummers were amazing. It was beautifully done. However, the march of the athletes could be speeded up just a little. To warp speed.
So - now I am off to make coffee, bake croissants, and enjoy the day with some of my children. If Diana were here, it would be just perfect.
Have a great weekend!