Saturday, 9 August 2008

Saturday Deliberations.

                     

                          

Good Afternoon do not usually enjoy the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games but yesterday was a whole new ball game it was a fantastic show never seen anything like it before it was just perfect. I do not agree with China’s politics but you had to admire them yesterday for the way they staged the opening ceremony it will be very difficult to follow that it must have cost the earth. This morning we were watching the cycling road race and again it was a very well staged event that took place in the countryside around part of the great wall if you want to have a look it’s the ladies race tomorrow morning and we do have a good chance as we have the world champion in Miss Nicole Cook.

Today I am not going to talk about the weather as I seem to spend a lot of time doing so I am not going to spent time tell you that the rain that came down all morning in sheets causing the cancellation of our local agricultural show and how now that it has done it’s worst the sun has come out no I am not going to waste my time and yours telling you all that.

There is a lot of comings and goings in our street just now people moving out and new people moving in it is great to watch. We now have two great big skips in the road so between them and all the parked cars not it driveways or garages, getting our car out and in is great fun. In the skip across the road is a perfectly good computer chair I was really tempted to go across after dark but do not have the courage and I don’t really have room for another one.

Am going to watch a documentary tonight about the Great Wall of China as I don’t really know an awful lot about it and would like to find out more I remember when Jeannette (Welcome to my travels) was there last year she was very impressed with it. At the moment we are sort of watching The Mummy that has just started have seen it before and is a lot of fun. Till next time enjoy your evening. Love

9 comments:

jeanno43 said...

I agree about the opening ceremony, you have to hand it to them, it was fantastic.  Well, I won't rant about the weather either, it is horrible.

sdrogerson said...

weather ghastly but who cares  we are warm and safe and summer days of youth are long gone........

I love China and everything to do with it.

jeadie05 said...

I too was in awe watching the opening ceremony yesterday ,and yes the weather here is absmal too ,enjoy your people watching as they come and go ..love Jan xx

edwardssoapy said...

Joan, I agree.  The Opening Ceremony of the Olympics was spectacular!  I think it must be one of the best ever.  China certainly knew how to throw a good party.  Well, they have waited 100 years for it.  When it's Glasgow's turn in 2012, it will be a hard one to follow.

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jlocorriere05 said...

Not only is it raining and blowing a gale here in sunny Brighton, it's freezing too! The Great Wall has a fascinating history, I learnt a lot when I was there about the way it was used by the army on horseback. It's such a mountaneous area that it's the easiest way to get anywhere although the steps on the wall were so steep I wondered how horses got up them! I had trouble carrying my camera equipment up there, can't imagine how I'd have felt if I had a saddle and man on my back to cart around too! Lol! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

jlocorriere05 said...

PS. I saw the stadium being built too, it looked like a big sprawling birds nest! Not having a TV I haven't seen any of the opening but I'm sure it'll find it's way onto YouTube soon! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

chat2missie said...

Enjoy your Sunday.
Missie

mariealicejoan said...

I was absolutely fascinated by the opening ceremonies of the Olympics!  They really did put on a good show didn't they, and like you I think it will be an awfully hard act to follow, but I think we'll do a great job of it or die trying!  The weather sure has been crap hasn't it!
Have a lovely Sunday!
Marie
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jmoqueen said...

I kept hearing on the radio this morning that Fife has flooded and couldn't help thinking about you and the last entry I read by you.  Hope your okay xx  Blinkin' weather.  Computer chair huh?  I could do with a new one ;)  Mind you it's probably wet by now lol

Jenny