28 July 2012

Olympics

Must say I've no interest in them whatsoever and now the opening ceremony is over the telly will only be showing films or be turned off for the next few weeks.  When does it finish?

The opening ceremony - well, we decided to watch the first hour or so but found ourselves sitting there right until the end.  Fanflippingtastic.

BUT the news is out now in Tatland so I will share.  My oldest daughter carried the torch last Wednesday and here's a link for you to see.

I was dead lucky in that I got to see it live on the internet quite by accident as I wasn't given a time for it.  

23 comments:

** jess! ** said...

How exciting for your daughter! Congrats!
I must say, I am with you, I am not big on watching the Olympics. My mom and dad love them though. So I am sure that I will watch them inadvertently. But, I never just sit and watch t.v., I am always occupied with something else so it won't matter much to me anyway. :o)

Jane McLellan said...

Great picture! Exciting to be part of it all, have a direct link!

Anonymous said...

Magnificent, magnificent, Jane!
Katie V in NC

Maureen said...

How on earth have you managed to keep it a secret! - terribly exciting.
I set my alarm clock to wake me up for the Opening Ceremony this morning, but promptly rolled over and went back to sleep - had to watch the highlights in the afternoon instead. I loved it - but, like you, have no interest in any of the sporting events.Fortunately it's easily avoided as only one of the free channels is showing it. I don't have time for TV this week anyway, I'mn far too busy preparing for Ginny's arrival on Friday!!

Joy McKenzie said...

How wonderful for you all and Congratulations I didnt see all the torch bearers...our time difference makes a bit of a mess of things and I am not used to staying up late or getting up early LOL.. but I am so pleased for you all
BRAVO and Many Hugs
Joy in OZ (Down Under)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I admit, I watched the opening ceremonies for the first time since I was in college, just hoping for a glimpse of your daughter! However, since I didn't know her name or what she looks like, I'm now wondering what I was thinking!

Ladytats said...

congrats Jane, you have a very pretty daughter inside and out.
I didn't watch any of the opening, too busy, but caught a few bits that were on the news later.
I might watch some of the events, I was involved in gymnastics when I was younger for a bit, so that interests me, but otherwise, not so much.

Carol Lawecki said...

Wow Jane, how awesome is that!! What a memory to have, being part of the Olympics!! You all must be so thrilled to see her and her excitement being a part of something so big!! What a pretty lady she is too!!

Suztats said...

Most exciting! What a wonderful time for you and your daughter.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wonderful photo! Absolutely fantastic! That's amazing that you got to see her just in time! You must have been delighted, and she must have had a great time! So nice to 'meet' her!

I'm looking for the scenery around London rather than the events (I prefer ice skating in the Winter Olympics). On TV I watched only the fabulous lighting of the torch in the stadium and the fireworks outside, which were totally outstanding and visually overwhelming on our 'bigger' TV set! The stadium looked like a giant blue spaceship! We saw it here (eastern US) at 11 pm. Just awesome!

I imagine you're having even more tourists than usual in your town! It's been quite a year, with the Queen's 60th Jubilee also!

JB said...

Wow! What an honor. Congratulations.

Margarets designer cards said...

I was away when the touch started here in the west country so we never got excited about it, how wonderful that your daughter got to run with it, I am sure you are very poud of her. I watched it all last night, vernon got fed up and went to bed, He missed the best bit in my mind the lighting of the crodum, I could not see where it was even when the kids went up the middle of the aisle, and I also love the birds on bicycles too. On the TV this morning someone had said it was very British , what did they expect seeing it was staged in London .
I am looking forward to seeing some of the sports we don't get to see, Archier, rowing, and sailing, but the rest can take or leave it.
Have a nice weekend and lets hope the weather behaves itself for the games
Margaret

tattabugg said...

What a great honor for your daughter!!

Sharon D. said...

Congratulations! What an honor. Jane your daughter is very pretty.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I for one LOVE the olympics and I am downright happy for your family's olympic moment. How awesome is that?!?

linda said...

Very exciting for both of you. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the ride. Thanks for all the tatting you share with us. I love it.

Sunela said...

What an honor Jane!!! Beautiful daughter too.

Madtatter said...

That must have been very exciting for your whole family. I did see the opening show on TV. It was spectacular. My favorite part was when the queen was carried in a helicopter to the stadium and then, they made it look like she jumped out and parachuted down to the grounds. Very cute.
Having visited the UK, twice now, I enjoyed watching as the performers portrayed the history from the early years. Very heart warming. The missed a few of the British musicians. I didn't see Elton John or Herman and the Hermits. I did enjoy the part played by Roland Atkinson. He was hilarious, as always.

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks, everybody. Madtatter - maybe the 'missing celebrities' will turn up at the closing ceremony. Hopefully not Elton John as his stuff has got so boring lately. Not sure if Herman and the Hermits are still around. Roland Atkinson was SO funny. The Queen with James Bond was the BEST as far as I was concerned. She's said to have a great sense of humour and that showed through well. The historical parts were amazing too. Guess I really enjoyed the show too.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful experience. Thanks for the link to the story.

Anonymous said...

something your daughter will always remember. In 2000 Sydney Olympics my daughter played her saxophone in the Marching Band in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. It was exciting at the time and it is a proud moment for parents when their children do something different and memorable. I loved the James Bond sequence with the Queen doing her little part. I laughed heartedly knowing that the Queen would have enjoyed her cameo role. Also the shot of the 2 corgis left on the step... The idea of the torch lighting was quite spectacular. I'm biased as I still reckon Kathy Freeman did the best job in the lighting of the cauldron in Sydney... I really hope the whole Olympics goes off well without any unpleasant incidents. Cheers from Rosemary in NSW Australia. Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!!!!!!! :)

ancolie said...

Congratulations! What an honor.
Jane, you must be very proud! your daughter is pretty and very friendly
ancolie

Alexandrite Woman said...

Absolutely wonderful! So exciting for your daughter! Congratulations on such an honor. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!

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