Back in 2004, stuck in a flight delay at Athens airport, I met the Canadian Paralympic Team, they were not moaning about the delay, but instead used the time to play piggy-in-the-middle, throwing a ball over the bored passengers, who were standing about in the departure lounge. Business Men in suits looking bewildered, sunburnt tourists just joining in, I had the stark realisation that life is about having fun.
2005, Still commuting to Greece, London had won the bid for the 2012 Olympic, the very next day, sat a small island, village coffee shop, I watched in horror as news came across the TV, of the London Bombing, talk was, ‘Would people still go to the Games?’
Very boldly and loudly in my best Greek, I interrupted the male chatter,
London will not be defeated by terrorists – I will go