Opening Ceremony - Olympics

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Essex Girl

Olympics

Sat and watched the opening ceremony to the end all on my own as the others went to bed. Loved it all.

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Honey

Opening Ceremony

Oh I'm with Darkginger, I watch every minute of it TWICE and absolutely loved it. It was soooo clever and Danny Boyle and his team did an excellent job. Watching it a second time gives you the opportunity to see the bits you perhaps didn't quite see or understand the first time. I was a bit bemused when Sergeant Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band came out in the middle of the industrial revolution, but otherwise I thought it was excellent. Oh and sadly I'm sorry to say that I thought Macca is really past his prime. Terrible thing to say, as he was my heart throb when I was at school and had his name scratched all over my leather satchel with my dip and scratch pen (now that dates me!!)... My parents weren't impressed.

Perhaps those that didn't enjoy it aren't old enough to appreciate it. The only bit that let it down was the poor commentary, if that had been better, people would have understood. Starting with Glastonbury Tor and rural England and then the sequence of events through the industrial revolution, forming of the NHS in 1948, Children's literature, then the swinging 60's etc. etc. might not have been quite so puzzling to some.

I was ashamed to realise just how many countries I didn't know existed though! ;o) Nor, they did walk quicker on my second viewing too.

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Saffy

Opening Ceremony - Olympics

We were away for the Opening Ceremony so I missed that and have not had a chance to watch any of the sport yet.

I had hoped to watch the ceremony on the iplayer on the telly but my broadband is playing up.

Keeping abreast of things as far as medals go.

To be perfectly honest though, I'm not a sports enthusiast and am not worried about missing all of the action.

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Dottie May

Olympics

Getting exciting now - GB climbing up the ladder and the Athletics I believe start today. Good luck GB.

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Esther R

Too much pressure

I agree with Wendy. I feel very strongly that there is too much pressure heaped upon the competitors. People who have achieved Bronze medals have been described as 'failing to achieve a gold medal'. I think journalists should choose their words more carefully.

I am proud of all members Team GB.

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Essex Girl

Team GB

I think they're amazing and don't know how they perform so well with all that pressure from the media but some of the interviewers are driving me crazy with their repetitive and ridiculous questions. The competitors need a medal for putting up with them.

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Dottie May

Too much pressure

I fully agreee with your comments Esther and Essex Girl.

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SonyaK

Olympics

I'm thinking of going back to being a Brit for the duration of the Olympics!!
GB is doing so well, and Oz is not!! although I'm sure all the athletes are performing to their limit and under huge pressures, as others have said.

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Honey

Olympics - GREAT Britian

Such a tiny nation and yet we're lying 3rd in the world in the gold medal tables and 3rd overall.

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Gravy Queen

Olympics

Yes we are doing so well !! It is so exciting once you get into it and I am not a particular sports fan . You couldn't help but get swept away with Jessica, Mo and Greg last weekend !

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Esther R

Olympic Park

I was lucky enough to go to the Olympic Park yesterday. I went with my son to watch the hockey. I am not a great hockey fan, I just wanted to go to the Olympics.

The day went without a hitch. Travelling to the park was easy. Everyone was so helpful. There were plenty of places to eat and drink and unusually plenty of ladies' toilets. I did not have to queue once!I could not fault it.

I was very impressed with the layout of the park and the banks of flowers in the park by the River Lea.

The organisers and athletes have done a great job!






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Honey

Olympics

You lucky thing Esther. I was listening to an interview with the architect of the Olympic Stadium on the radio this morning and I did feel that it must be quite something to experience being there. I would have loved to have been there and seen some of the events over the weekend.

I saw some of the gardens on Gardener's World (not the same as seeing them for real I know). Saw them being planted and it was great to see them at their best. I wish everything I planted came to fruition as well as their's did... just fabulous... even with all the rain we've had, they still looked amazing. Can't say the same for my garden.

 
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