You will have seen the footage of George Osborne being booed while giving out medals at the Paralympic Games but here are some sides of theParalympic games that may have escaped your gaze (taken by my own hand the two days I was lucky enough to be there):

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These games have really come of age. As one much retweeted tweet put it the day they kicked off: Athens pre-sold 1,000 Paralympic Games tickets. Beijing 5,000. London has pre-sold 2.3m tickets. Will miss them but all good things must come to an end and the legacy willl live on.

NB The same day Osborne was booed Gordon Brown was cheered. In a week when Dallas returned wouldn’t it be great if you stepped out of the shower and the whole ConDem experiment had been but a dream?