Well thank goodness the Olympics are here, to cure my post TdF blues! I enjoyed the Opening Ceremony (if not the excessive amount of ads and cutting out what seemed like half the countries in the athletes parade, thanks very much Channel 9, NOT).
Highlights for me were the Czech Republics gumbies and brollies (obviously prepared for an English “summer”!), the cauldron comprised of the 204 petals – one for each country competing, the NHS celebration and dancers, Mary Poppins defeating Voldemort, and David Beckham looking exceedingly hot cursing down the Thames (and I’m not even a huge fan, but he really turned it on!). And of course Mr Bean and James Bond. Nicely done, London!
And despite the hoo-ha cause by the US Olympic Committee’s objection to the Ravelympics, I have signed up for the now-renamed Ravellenic Games. I’m entering two events, the Modular Relay and Holiday Hurdles.
For Holiday Hurdles, I am going to make a bunch of Christmas decorations. I had planned at the start of this year to make 24 decorations – one for each stocking in my advent calendar. That’s inky 2 per month! And how many have I actually made…one! So I’m aiming to catch up or even get ahead. I’ve got out my yarn and threads:
And for Modular Relay I am going to do a gold-edged sexypuff for each event in which an Australian wins a gold medal! I hope it doesn’t sound too unpatriotic if I kind of hope they win the same (or fewer) than last Olympics! (14 gold – I checked before I made that entry, heh heh).