After an incredible opening ceremony just over a week ago, our Inner Cheerleader has revealed herself. And she's not leaving anytime soon. If you follow me on twitter, you'll know, swimming, has been top of my list. Swiftly followed by sailing, equestrian, the triathlon, tennis, gymnastics, beach volleyball... what? Okay, the list is endless. With such incredible performances from the athletes, it's hard to pick a favourite, they have all been a pleasure to watch, but if you insist, let's see...
For myself, I have to say, the young ladies in swimming, in particular, 15 year old Ruta Meilutye who won the women's breaststroke. Super fast, super fish. I racked my brains wondering what I did at that age. And of course, Michael Phelps. 22 medals, of which 18 are gold. If you contemplate that long enough, you might need to sit down, -it's phenomenal. However, let's remember, we are talking about the Olympics, the 'best of the best', fighting it out. Another favourite, is our uber-cool-lady, Jess Ennis, whose award-winning abs and derriere, pretty much knocked Pippa Middleton off the number one spot for oggle-worthiness. Yes, bow to the new Queen of Abs! Our very own, Women's Heptathlon Champion Of The World.
The other six billion dollar question, is who to cheer for? I cheer like a wild thing, not so un-pretty though definitely, a trifle disturbing. I've found myself whooping for Team GB, before switching gears to squeal for my old Kiwis, Team NZ, and I've a soft spot for the Aussies. Luckily, at these games, they seem to have excelled at different events so there's no real conflict of conscience. And, Team GB's won an astounding number of Gold! We're all pinching ourselves and Londoners are walking just a little taller this week.
'Inspire A Generation' is the tagline for our games and as cliche as this sounds, I think it should be' rebadged' as 'Inspire A Nation'. Lord knows, post sunday's closing ceremony, when all the bunting is taken down and flags folded away, we'll all need a group-city-country-hug. In the meantime, if you're watching, I hope you're finding inspiration from the games. It's been a wonderful reminder to everyone, sports fan or not, to keep reaching for our dreams. And, yes, that's reaching, not retching, okay? Good. *tosses pom-pom high in the air*
A/N: Photo's via yours truly. Just a few snaps from the past week. I hope you will enjoy them. - T xox
|Tower Bridge and THOSE Olympic rings!|
Snapped off the back of the ferry...
|Scribe Junior, reluctant poser... kinda|
|Women's marathon |
through the streets of London
|Rather like the quintessential park bench...|
|Yes, in the hood!?|
|Sweet Couture Cupcake man, |
lunch market beside the mega yachts...
|We're gone bunting mad...|