Well that's that and back into the studio. The first show seems light years away but we are done and it's been a great ride.

On the way home from the show yesterday, squeezing in between Aussies, Dutch, Irish and Union Jack-clad fans, we were wondering whether we would experience anything like this in the UK again. The answer, presumably, is no.

The football tournaments are great but bring with them supporters who are overwhelmingly male. And they shout a lot. These games have brought families of cheery fans, all amazed by what they are a part of. And smile a lot.

Sorry about the technical problems we had last night; much frantic re-wiring and re-plugging got things sorted eventually. The studio at Radio 2 central will appear an oasis of calm in comparison.

Watching and meeting athletes who get ignored all year round but then get their moment in the light has been terrific; the sailors, riders and taekwondo stars were the highlights of recent days.

Soon normality will return and the sporting headlines will be about the spoilt millionaires of football (sounding like Sally now, will need to watch that). But until then...

We have another party to start ladies and gentlemen of the blog. Choose your partners for the opening dance and choose the song to dance to. Get your requests to the DJ in now!

Have a fruity and nutritionally balanced Friday, see you after 5.

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  • Comment number 167. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 13 Aug 2012 08:05

    Good morning everyone

    What are we going to do now that that is all over? We have the Paralympics to look forward to now but in the meantime one of my favourite programmes is back... The Great British Bake-Off with he of the gorgeous blue eyes, the lovely Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry and Co and it's on for longer this time.

    Well done to our own medal winners, Shona, Billie and Paulo of Sheffield and are we going to be guessing medal wins for the Paralympics as well?

    x

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  • Comment number 166. Posted by Billie on the Blog

    on 13 Aug 2012 08:00

    Good Morning All!







    I'm knackered!

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  • Comment number 165. Posted by AmericaMo

    on 13 Aug 2012 07:32

    Good morning! Just popping in to say a quick "hello" to all and congrats to our very own medal winners Shona, Billie & PoS.

    Won't be around much this week. Deadlines calling (screaming, actually).

    Going to hang on to my Olympic name for one more day :-)

    x

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  • Comment number 164. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 13 Aug 2012 07:30

    #146 - I had to laugh at your tale of trying to find hubby in amongst the wilds of Essex. I told my Mr, who is not averse to the odd glass of falling down water, and he said he couldn't understand how anyone could get into such a state! With tongue very firmly in cheek, I might add. ;0)

    Luckily, he was never as afflicted as the man who fell asleep on his train to Milton Keynes, I think, and woke up in Glasgow!! I don't know if he tried to get his wife to pick him up!

    JW

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  • Comment number 163. Posted by Katy

    on 13 Aug 2012 07:03

    Happy Monday Blog Chumsters!

    I've just cleared the detritus - we had an impromptu Closing Ceremony Party last night. How I managed to throw together four thai-style dishes for our guests delectation I'll never know.
    'Nuff said.


    And yeah ... wasn't it brilliant?


    Congratulations Shona Gold Medal Guesser, Billie the Silver Medallist and someone called Paulo, who sneaked in there with the Bronze.


    :^D

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  • Comment number 162. Posted by Simply Sal

    on 13 Aug 2012 06:59

    Am I here?

    I had dreadful problems with trying to log in and gave up last night.

    Well, thats the end, of whats been a fantastic fortnight.

    Here's what we have to look forward to now :)

    http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/sports/

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  • Comment number 161. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 13 Aug 2012 06:52

    And when I woke up this morning, I discovered that Richard Allinson is standing in for Vanessa Feltz for a week - life is good!

    JW

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  • Comment number 160. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 13 Aug 2012 06:45

    Ah, found it!

    JW

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  • Comment number 159. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 13 Aug 2012 06:38

    Good morning all - matchsticks at the ready to keep eyes open today.

    The closing ceremony was interesting - enjoyed some of it, didn't understand some of it (Russell Brand? Why?) and thought Gary Barlow was very brave to carry on with his part in the ceremony.

    Real life takes over again now - now what is my name?

    JW

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  • Comment number 158. Posted by Brandon

    on 13 Aug 2012 06:19

    Good Morning Everybody,

    Didnt see all of the closing show last night, but enjoyed what I did.

    See you all on the next blog

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