We were unsuccessful at every turn.
And suffered numerous family members and friends turning up to park on our drive before flaunting their tickets as they headed East.
In a little over a fortnight, we are bound for the Olympic Park for the Invictus Games and in particular, the wheelchair basketball.. Everyone's favourite Royal, Prince Harry is the driving force behind the Games and is promoting them at every opportunity.
Round neck t-shirt in black? On a 7-year-old, maybe.
Thankfully, another charity which supports wounded military men and woman has a more suitable alternative.
You can learn more about the Games here.
You can see and hear numerous celebrities reciting the poem Invictus below.