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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 22 August 2012

One week to go to Paralympic opening ceremony.

For the last five days we have been rehearsing outside in an area that is the same as the stadium where we will be performing. It has been great fun as they have been putting us through our paces. We are quite a mixture of ages and abilities. Here is the group I am working with:
That's Lesley, Kay and myself at the back and Hollie in the wheelchair. Hollie has had at least 3 different types of wheelchair - none of which are suitable for what we have to do. We now only have one week of rehearsals left so we are a little worried about the adaptions that will need to be made for the next wheelchair she is trying out! But we haven't stopped laughing and enjoying ourselves since we met. Yesterday we rehearsed inside the Olympic Stadium. No superlatives can describe how I felt. It has to rate as one of the most exciting moments of my life to be standing on that stage in the middle of the stadium. For obvious reasons I cannot go into detail about what we are doing but the Opening ceremony will be spectacular - definitely one not to miss.

6 comments:

  1. This does sound so very exciting! I am looking forward to it, and I know you will let me know once you are allowed to share it! :-)

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  2. How wonderful, I am definitely going to watch the show and I hope a lot of the sports is going to be on TV. I hope you have a great time.

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  3. What an absolutely wonderful experience you are living through! So exciting!!! I sure hope the Paralympic Opening Ceremony will be shown on TV here in Spain, 'cause I for one don't want to miss it! :o)
    HAVE FUN!!!

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  4. This is such a great expierence for you, to perform on a huge stage and maybe we can watch you too. Good luck!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing it.

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  6. Hi there - I think that I'll be watching - if this one lives up to the main opening ceremony it will be great!

    I have to say I was rather pleased with the rock layers picture myself!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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