Friday, July 27, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

Four years ago, I had to write a post apologizing for my unavoidable absence from the world of books and I must joyfully do the same again today. Instead of reading books and writing blog posts, I will be parked in front of my television until August 12, watching basketball and swimming, gymnastics and tennis, volleyball and diving, mountain biking and rowing. In fact, there will be very few sports I don't end up watching (boxing, wrestling and martial arts mostly). I will be waiting to see if there are actually live cows during the opening ceremonies. I will be immersed in nostalgic bliss while New Order and Blur play during the closing ceremonies. And I will be unable to keep from tearing up when I see so many amazing men and women on the podiums after their inspiring performances.

I will also be celebrating tonight with an Opening Ceremonies Tea -- filling my tummy with these digestives, tea cakes, biscuits and Jammie Dodgers. Cheers!

Off to London,


  1. haha same here, I bloddy love the olympics.

    My husband got to meet alot of the olympic cycling teams yesterday and her mentioned that the American team were one of the friendliest!

  2. That's good to hear, Jessica! Have a happy Olympics! :)

  3. Have fun.
    Won't be joining you. I hate TV sport.
    You might see Deb though!

  4. I'm not hugely into sports normally, but I do find the Olympics very exciting. Enjoy :D

  5. I am so very, very excited about the Olympics!!! Cannot wait!!!

  6. I am parked in front of the TV right now watching the Olympics. I'm visiting blogs during commercials and I'll continue to do so until we leave for our cruise. I love the Olympics!!!