Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Opening Ceremony For The London 2012 Olympic Games

SAMSUNG            Before the evening kicked off Vinnie sent us a picture from his room at the university where he is staying, saying that he was sorry he couldn’t be with us to share in the spectacular …. He told us that he had showered and talced robustly after a hot and manic day of Games Makering and would be going down to the Student Lounge to watch the Opening Ceremony with a bottle of Vimto and bag of cheese and onion crisps, but he said his spirit would be with us in our lounge, but that put the willies up us and made us go bit spooky of a Derek Acorah nature.  He added that he hoped that no one in the Student Lounge would dare to change the channel …. and want to watch ITV instead!
Olympic Opening Ceromony 2012Meanwhile, back in Wolverhampton, we settled ourselves on the sofa, draped in our Ikea Union Jack tea towels ….
M & M's…. with an ample supply of confectionery type comestibles … Peanut M & Ms for me, Revels for Darrell and Vajazzles, as he likes to call them, for Nigel.
Olympic TV coverageWe told Nigel that between eating his Vajazzles  he should drink the whole evening in because he was seeing real history being made. His favourite bit was all the drumming …. and now he wants a drum (heaven help us) …. All we can say is that after at least two hours the arms of those volunteers must have been really aching, they never stopped, they must have been really desperate to give them a good shake (and perhaps have a wee)  It was all very wonderful and rhythmic, especially when we turned the volume up really, really loud, even the neighbours joined in ….. banging on the wall in mutual appreciation!The Queen Olympic Opening CeremonyWe liked the Queen’s bit very much too…. and the lovely mirror she has in her hallway to check how she looks before she leaves the Palace especially caught our eye as we could do with something very similar chez nous, it didn’t look “Ikea” so we wonder if she had it from the Argos catalogue!LONDON 2012 oLYMPIC sTADIUMIt was all very British and at times we were a little overwhelmed and emotional, hence Darrell having to go and get some kitchen roll.
Olympic 2012 Opening CeremonyWhen they lit the Olympic Cauldron …. we got mahoooosive goosebumps …everywhere ...
049…… we have never seen anything so romantic or Olympically beautiful.
033However it was a VERY long evening and eventually Nigel couldn’t keep his eyes open any longer ….
2012 London OlympicsSo in the end Darrell had to put a sleepy eyed Nigel to bed …..
…. which meant that Nigel missed Paul McCartney’s bit (or old scrot face as Darrell calls him) but as we said in our earlier post …. he didn’t miss a lot! Vinnie was right … it was a sensory overload (the whole Opening Ceremony, not Paul McCartney's performance)  … and there is still soooooo much more to come!

16 comments:

Mr.D said...

Vajazzles? Are they jewelery for a certain part of the body?

Monkey and Darrell said...

Mr D .... you're back, we've missed you!

Anonymous said...

Am now reeling through the opening ceremony as i could only catch the end last night. Oh my it's been spectacular so far. Brought a tingle to the eyes. Now reading your blog has brought tingles of laughter. Just how do you do it?!
JantheFan x

Di said...

Oh dear, am crying with laughter here - so funny!! Loved the name for P Macca and the neighbours joining in by banging on the walls just about made me keel over. Hilarious!! Hugs, Di xx

OMG, wish you could see me right now - still rolling round here, snort, snort!!

Victoria said...

Di sent me here and now I'm snorting a lot too!!! (hubby has just asked me if something is wrong!) Fantastic review of the Opening Ceremony!

Anonymous said...

That opening ceremony was sooo magnificient, brilliant and sooo wonderful.... one minute there were tears and the next laughter......here in the US because of the time difference we see it after the fact......every Britian should be sooooo proud....NOBODY does it better when it comes to showmanship and theatre!!!!.....watching the bicycle race this morning..Love..Dianne
ps the tea towels look great!

Anonymous said...

pss... Mr.D..long time no see...everyone misses you ...Dianne

Debbie said...

Doesn't it make you proud to be British and none of the ceremony couldn't have been done without the likes of the Vinnies in this country (volunteers). Debbie x

Hazel said...

Wonderful!! x

Elizabeth said...

Hilarious ... vajazzles, old scrot face ... help ... got to go ..must dash to the loo :)) Elizabeth xx

Sandra H said...

Taken the link from Di, and l am in fits of laughter....lol:) xx

Mrs A. said...

Norm and Monkey watched too. They were allowed it as a special treat for behaving so well in rehab.
Hugs Mrs A.

Samantha Elliott said...

Haven't been to see the boys for ages, and this was soo funny. Not sure about calling Macca "scrot face" but the rest was fab!
And that cauldron was fantastic!
Bonkers and British....for once I agree with Gary!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hilarious!

Popped over from the Snippet Playground (took time off from the swings!).

xxx

Mr.D said...

Monkey, Darrell and Dianne, thank you for your kind words. I am in England for the summer but don't have frequent internet access. Mrs. D has gone to Mexico to see her family.

Allie Jolliffe said...

I think that was a very fair review of the opening ceremony! I felt very proud to be British too and especially liked Sir "WWW" Tim Berners-Lee, as without him, I wouldn't be able to come and read your fabulous blog :) Now, I'm off to have a Vajazzle :) (snort)