Bravo Team GB- what fantastic sporting achievements were made during the Olympics and it has to be said that Great Britain did a super job of hosting the Olympics- when Sir Steve Redgrave passed the flame to the young Olympiads of the future and each one lit an area of the truly magnificent, spectacular and beautiful cauldron, I had goose-bumps and did feel very proud to be British. For the two weeks of the Games, London sparkled, the whole country basked in glory and the Games makers showed how fun loving, hospitable and welcoming we can be as a nation- Well done to them all. Even the weather played its’ part and the sun shone down and ensured that not one day was marred by any wet and windy conditions.
Last week I was cross about aspects of our recent French trip and I mentioned so in my blog… I was reprimanded by one reader for my rant and so this week I am determined to be my usual sunny, good natured self (Gerard is wondering who that is, as he doesn’t believe he lives with that version of me!) But actually, it is easy to be positive as we are all still enjoying the feel good factor that the Olympic Games created. Watching the closing ceremony was fun…. Who would have thought that we would all still be singing along to the Spice Girls in 2012, or that we could all still laugh so at the Batman and Robin sketch from Only Fools and Horses, probably one of the best comedy shows of all times (along side Fawlty Towers of course). The closing ceremony was just as memorable as the opening one, but albeit very different in style- in fact, I think I preferred the closing one out of the two… the highlight for me was Eric Idle singing “Always look on the bright side of life” – it’s one of those songs that can’t fail to ensure that you are left feeling upbeat, positive and happy.
The week since then has been a happy, fun filled, hectic and frantic one as usual with life returning to normal post Olympics… let’s hope that we can keep hold of the legacy of joy and pride it has left us and harness this for the future as we head into the winter months and ….. Christmas round the corner. Guests are already requesting menus for Christmas day and New Year’s eve- oh my, August isn’t even over yet!
Till next week