Hard to imagine but this time last week I was collecting my Paralympics uniform and accreditation en route to my final Olympic shift. During the previous 3 weeks I'd spent 15 days as a Games Maker as part of the Media and PR Team based in the Main Press Centre at the Olympic Park in Stratford. Our role was to provide a proactive and reactive news service for the 6,000 journalists based at the Centre. Specifically the Games Makers were the first port of call in responding to questions and interview requests, via a face-to-face help desk, press office email or telephone.

And the questions were as varied as the nations the journalists came from - we dealt with at least 40 different nationalities, with questions ranging from can I borrow some sticky tape, to, can I talk to the Syrian athletes, and just about everything you can imagine in between. We were especially popular on the Opening and Closing Ceremony days when journalists were desperate to obtain information ahead of the official release time but our lips were sealed.

Apart from the thrill of being at the heart of the Games and appreciating the enormity of the task of staging the Greatest Show on Earth it was an honour to wear the distinctive purple and red Games Maker uniform each day. It provided a licence to talk to fellow Games Makers on the journey to the Park and to interact with the public at every step of their Olympic journey - be they going to a venue or returning from a thrilling gold medal haul on either of the Super Saturdays.

Life changing experience - without doubt and something I'm so proud to have been a part of. Highlights would be having a chat with Lord Coe when he was taking a brief break between media duties in our office, helping the loan representative from Trinidad and Tobago TV secure an interview which meant his story was the lead of the main sports programme the next day in his country and the last minute, surprise opportunity to attend the Closing Ceremony - the best After Show Party ever.

I'm just thrilled it's not over for me yet and am eagerly awaiting the 29th August when I shall be on duty for the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. I'm reliably informed if you thought the Olympics were emotional you ain't seen nothing yet!