All things Olympic

Well it’s been far too long since I posted on here unfortunately. But I’ve been extremely busy at work and Pippa is still off gallivanting in the coastal waters of Europe. My ridiculous commute means I get up at 5.30am to get to work for 9am, and then leaving work at 5.30pm gets me home for 8pm. So once I’m home, there’s hardly any time to do anything before going to bed to get enough sleep for the next day. But I think now I’ve settled into my routine, I can start writing blog posts on the train.

The Olympics started on Friday, they seem to have come around pretty quickly. But wow what an opening ceremony! It was cheerful yet touching and lots of subtler references and amazing use of props!
I have to say though that possibly my favourite part of it was the use of the LED light pads in each seat, it created such an extra dimension to the lighting in the arena. Oh and the forging of the Olympic rings, which was really well done.

I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the transport across London as well. I had to pass through London on my way to my parents on Friday (opening night) and am currently typing this on my journey back home having just come through London. There are lots of staff to give information, lots of signs and other than people not seeming to realise that they shouldn’t try holding the doors open the journeys were fine. At Stratford especially (Olympic Park) they had loads of extra staff and announcements. Which reminds me, I still haven’t been to the massive new shopping centre that is there, will definitely have to go sometime.

I have to say I’m rather jealous of the people who are involved in the Olympics or who are going to see them, it would be really cool to get to go and see all the athletes in action. Even when I went to see the Olympic trials that was really exciting, so getting to see the Olympics themselves would have been amazing.

At the moment I’m just trying to follow all of the sport online, but it’s quite difficult as there is so much going on each day! I hope that we do quite well this time, but unfortunately I’m not sure that people will do as well as the nation ‘expects’ them to do. But it will hopefully improve some of the sport in this country and leave a legacy behind.

I really want to make sure I can watch the gymnastics and the diving, although I’ll be trying to follow all of the sports really. Oh and the sailing, which unfortunately isn’t shown of the tv much because it’s not much of a spectator sport, but it is awesome nonetheless.

Are other people following the Olympics? What sports are you trying to make sure you watch?  

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