2 August 2012
I am glad to say that I had a good night’s sleep with a wide awake carer responding quickly to any of my calls. I know that this is what they are employed for but having been through the nightmare of one of them dead to the world storing the head of an unable to wake them, I have become hypersensitive on this issue. You and for
Great alarms this morning. I was halfway through drafting this entry when suddenly the whole of 68 pages of this present section of the Blog Diary was wiped out. I went through all the methods I know of recovering documents but to no avail. Thank heavens I managed to track down Paul ‘the computer’ who happened to be close by and was here in no time at all.
I know that we have all of data auto-saved every 10 min., so Paul was able to restore me almost to where I had been prior to the crash. Everyone who has a PC or laptop needs a Paul. (Lucky old me!)
Today was a golden day for the team GB, which I enjoyed looking from one event to another. After such a disappointing start where mental hopefuls were just missing out. It was great to watch a number of events where we did pick up medals or gave the opposition a good run for their money. The first excitement was seeing our two girls, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, row their way into the record book by taking gold in the women’s pair..
13 miles down the River Thames at Hampton Court Palace, Bradley Wiggins enjoyed another coronation as King of the Road, by winning the 44km time trial, only days after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France.
Then we saw our two canoeists, Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, take gold in the canoe slalom and in doing so, beating the world champions.
Team GB’s Michael Jamieson won a Silver Medal in the 200 M Men’s Freestyle. Our men’s rowing Eight celebrated winning a bronze medal.
After that we witnessed some fine trap shooting of clays by Peter Wilson, who took gold by the narrowest of margins but all credit to as he is something like 15 years younger than any of the other finalists.
And so Team GB’s golden day finished by moving up in the medals table which changed by the hour, but at one stage they were shown at fifth place.