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The Last Night of the Poms

me last sundayIt’s my last day in Melbourne and I am leaving on a big high. England won three gold medals on the track last night and I finally got to hear ‘Land of hope and glory’ (no thanks to Channel 9). It was just like being at the last night of the proms!&lt.
I also got to meet the decathlon champion Englishman Dean Macey and he gave me a high five in the tunnel after his lap of honour. Earlier in the night I sat with the father of the English bronze medallist in the 10,000m and shared his agony and then ecstasy (never had such a big hug from a man!).
I posted a comment on the BBC Commonwealth games site and got a whole heap of traffic to this site. It’s a good tip to try and get one way links from popular web sites as search engines like this.
I’ve had an awesome time here and will miss Melbourne and the atmosphere around the games. Tomorrow I’ll be waking up in Singapore and the second part of my Southeast Asian adventure will begin. Rock on!