Friday, 27 July 2012

Olympic Opening Celebrations - What did you think

Well what did you think of it all?

I thought the first part was amazing although I have no idea why french was being spoken before English most of the time.

The Industrial Revolution was stunningly impressive and I am sure Danny will have earned himself a Knighthood for that.

Who could not be impressed with Beckham looking every inch the next James Bond as he escorted the torch in the speed boat down the Thames. My money would be on him actually being the next James Bond.

The lighting and effects were superb, the Queen and Prince Phillip looked like they were bored and couldn't raise much of a smile.

The parade of athletes` was excruciatingly long although they all seemed to be having a great time. The awful gold collars on Team GB suits looked like a naff attempt at fancy dress.

The spectacular lighting of the Olympic Torch was definetly the highlight of the show. The fireworks looked fun as the danced through the night sky and the surreal winged bike riders were memorable.

The disappointing arrival of Macca to finish the event was predictable but is this man ever going to retire. Thanks for the Beatles Macca but go away is it not enough that Stella designed the Olympic Outfits.

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Photo via Orange

Big Ben Chimes in the Games

The Flame travels down the Thames aboard the Royal barge Gloriana en route to the   (from London 2012)

Big Ben Chimes the start of the Game  Celebrations

Flags Fly at Hyde Park

Enjoy the Games

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Torch Arrives - London is buzzing

London is buzzing with excitement the Olympic Torch has arrived in the city this morning. It is now only hours away from the opening ceremony. Hyde Park is partying and William Kate and Harry are holding the Torch.  Like the torch the whole country is alight with expectation about  the coming games. Anyone lucky enough to be walking near Horse Guards Parade today would have seen the practice for the Volleyball events.

I have tickets to the Volleyball and the Basketball so I am looking forward to an exciting weekend. 

Walking around near the Olympic village yesterday in the sunshine was amazing, athletes wandered with the crowds and the tall ships were causing excitement with their expected arrival.

Visitors seemed impressed by how well organised it all is and all the staff and volunteers were happy to help or take a photo for you.The sunshine helped create a fun atmosphere and there was a definite buzz in the air.

We spent the evening watching the wonderful `Rock of Ages Musical` in the Shaftesbury Theatre. The actors are so funny and the energy of this show is dynamic the music outstanding . We had paid £22 each for our tickets to be seated in the balcony. Luckily for us the theatre wasn`t full and we were moved down to the stalls bonus!

London being the eccentric city that it is and if you fancy a change from all the fuss Harrods have opened their Christmas World Department today.  Now thats good marketing for you Harrods hoping to impress with glitter and gold of the Christmas sort.

Harrods -via Twitter

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Banksy Olympic Art - London

Banksy interprets the Olympics - Javelin Missle
Banksy interprets the Olympics his way. Photo upload from Twitter.

Banksy interprets the Olympics - Pole Vault Escape

Banksy - Escaping uploaded via Twitter