We managed against all odds to squeeze in a trip to the Olympics in Vancouver. We had a great time and I am so glad we went. The Olympics were amazing - I've never seen my hometown quite like that before. I only went to three events- it was hard to get tickets but I saw Canada win three gold medals and saw 3 victory ceremonies with the Canadian anthem played three times. I got teary every time! The rest of the time we just wandered around the city witnessing the huge neverending street party. No other word for it than bonhomie really. I have never seen so much naked pride in Vancouver and in Canada. We were so glad to have taken part.