Had a wonderful time on Wednesday visiting the Olympic park. What’s really impressive is the amount of wonderful flowers that have been planted. It was thanks to Gardeners’ World preview of the park that I knew it was worth walking around the river banks. You can see these buildings a thousand times on TV and still not get a sense of how exciting it is to be there, how enormous the park is, the scale of the buildings, but above all, how friendly and upbeat everybody is. The volunteers have made this event into something more special than I’ve experienced in London in a lifetime. I would have loved to have got tickets to see something, but even just walking around and hearing the cheers coming from the aquatics centre was exciting enough.