Saturday, 28 July 2012

Superb Olympics

I was thrilled with the opening to the Olympic games, it depicted the English history and told a story, I sat glued to the TV, I had a few near tears when we remembered those that were no longer with us and Emeli Sandé sang Abide with me,Joyous that children were a major part of the ceremony and a big shout out to Sir Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of WWW as without him I couldn’t be writing this now so I thought very apt that he was there too.

Very sad that Muhammad Ali, a 1960 Olympic gold medallist , came back for the Opening Ceremony and looked so frail (God Bless)

The Olympic cauldron was simply amazing,it was made up of a copper kettle representing each country that was taking part in the games and each kettle was petal shaped and once lit they all joined up to make the cauldron.

You can see it in it’s glory here

Wherever you are in the world good luck in the games.

Jak Signature

21 comments:

Susan said...

I couldn't agree more Jak! I thought it was a wonderfully balanced show, with a little humor and beautiful children singing and a marvelous execution of an historical evolution. Loved the electronic trips down the Thames as well.
Much good luck and no injuries for all the athletes!
Sue Brailey

Renee said...

I loved the opening ceremonies too Jak...very well done! It was sad seeing Mohammed Ali & I must say, as much as I loved the Beatles...I think it is time Sir Paul retired! He really can't sing anymore! Loved the bit with Daniel Craig & also "Mr. Bean". I don't watch much TV but am always glued to it during the Olympics!

Joyce said...

I agree ... superb night and made me very proud to be British. Loved every bit of it, especially the Queen and 'Mr Bond'!! How good was that!! A night of mixed emotions too ... but Paul McCartney! Brilliant in the past but he should have retired a long time ago.xx

Christine Harrop said...

A fabulous opening ceremony. I must admit that when I read in the Radio Times what it was going to be, I was not impressed and couldn't see how it could work. Wow!!! Glad I was proved totally wrong. I loved it.

Skye said...

I am watching it now. I think it's lovely that every day Brits took such a large part in the Opening ceremony and didn't you just love the huge smiles on the faces of all the athletes

My'scardcorner said...

Yes it was amazing and liked the Mr Bean and James Bond touch showed the british humour.Bet Im tired today though lol.
Myrax

doreenj said...

Lovely ceremony; like the others, loved Mr Bean and Mr Bond = don't often see the Queen's sense of humour!! Shame about mohhamid ali, he should be left alone,

Doreen x

christine pethers said...

It really was a brilliant evening.
Love to know if any of your overseas followers understood some of the British Humour .
One of the things that amazed me was the way the landscape kept changing .
love Christine ( northampton )
Oh by the way I still cant get into my craftroom!

heidy said...

Wow Jak,so elegant!!
XXX Heidy

Janette said...

Oh I could not agree more Jak, as for Mohammed Ali I was heartbroken, he was such a life force and now it's all but gone, so sad...the rest was magic and the couldron...wowsers....oh I loved it.xxxx

rhodidodi said...

It was a truly wonderful spectacular and I loved every minute. I too was in tears when Emele Sande sang, and i laughed at Mr Bean till I cried too! I loved that the Queen took part and showed that she does indeed have a sense of humour! My husband, who is an engineer, was in awe at the copper torch, he kept saying Brilliant - Brilliant! they all did us proud.

JennyH. said...

Hi Jak - lots of very, very tired people to-day I am guessing!! How glorious was the 'cauldron', a true spectacle. The road race looks amazing, as does the rowing. Do hope the athletes achieve what they wish for and all without injury. Good luck to competitors from all around the world.

Linda said...

I have to agree with you Jak it was a fabulous opening to the Olympics! The cauldron was spectacular and lit by the young athletes which will represent us in years to come. It was so very sad to see Mohammed Ali looking so frail. The organisers sure did us proud with a magnificent opening ceremony.

Hugs
Linda xxx

ursula said...

Sat watching it from start to finish, it was amazing, that cauldron was too fantastic, what a wonderful idea someone had there, no-one expected it. The whole show as something else, well done GB you have done us proud..... luv Ursula XX

Sue said...

I couldn't agree more Jak,a stunning show.I loved the cauldron.
Sue x

Cally said...

Have to agree with everything you said Jak. The evening was magical. It's a shame that there are alot of negative comments out there. It made me proud to be British.

Callyxx

Renee said...

Forgot to mention the cauldron in my earlier post but it was absolutely spectacular! As an expat. I was glowing with pride for GB! Well done!
Hugs, Renee

Sandra H said...

Yes your so right it was amazing and l really enjoyed it although like you Mohammed Ali did look frail and even though l don't think he knew he was there it was so lovely to see such a great man, xx

Debra W said...

Well said Jak. I was very fortunate to actually be there last night. My hubby is in charge of supplying and fitting all the gymnastic equipment, wrestling rings and other bits. We didn't know until last week that we had tickets to the opening night. My DD and I caught the coach (we were the only 2 people on the coach!!) from Oldham at lunchtime and returned back here at 6am this morning...needless to say we are exhausted, but boy was it worth it. It was truly amazing, there was so much to see, I loved all of it. And to see the torch light up was unbelievable. I can't wait to scrapbook my photos. I can't comment on Paul McCartney though as we had to leave when he came on...lol...don't think I missed much. We have spotted my hubby in the background on TV this morning at the gymnastic mens event! Well done GB!!Debra

Silverbutterfly said...

Here in Texas, my DH & I sat glued to the TV, it was so beautiful and amazing. Great show!!

Silverbutterfly

sallysbitz said...

I did a blog post on this too. I have some pics of the Olympic Torch, it past by where I live, so could not miss that opportunity.

The opening of the Olympics was brilliant. I sat glued watching TV as well.

We had a BBQ yesterday (Sat), to get in the mood, decorated the garden up too, Lol.

hugs sally x
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