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This week's Friday Rocking post
will be a round-up of the last two weeks.
Last Friday's seemed to disappear in a
haze of cold-induced doom-and-gloom,
but now I'm on the mend I can say,
ENOUGH OF THAT!
Firstly, I'm so proud
of Top Son, Luke,
who passed his driving test
despite feeling very unwell.
He's still signed off work
but he has started to feel better
so things are looking up!
Contrary to appearances,
I feed Luke regularly
(at least once a week)!
He's slogging away, working long,
long shifts to ensure
the Olympics run safely and smoothly.
Here, colleagues (though not Met Police!)
pay tribute to Usain Bolt!
Hope and I enjoyed a day at Wisley.
Hope wanted to sketch some plants.
I LOVE the colouring on this leaf.
It was a beautiful day.
I took Luke and Hope to the cinema to see
Not my usual kind of film, I admit,
but on Tuesday, 3 hours of sitting on
my bottom was just about all I was
capable of and I enjoyed the age old
battle between good and evil :)
Question: Why do some people find it
necessary to chat
loudly throughout a film?!
I met up with a couple of my closest friends,
Dawn and Louise,
and enjoyed catching up with their news.
Luke and I went up to London
yesterday and saw
Derren Brown's Svengali show
at the Novello Theatre, Aldwych.
It was absolutely brilliant.
Derren Brown is a great showman and
it was a fun evening with lots of audience participation
(including Luke, who got to stand up and do a bit).
Derren is also an incredible portrait painter.
I mean, a STUNNING painter.
Click here to see what I mean!
Without giving anything away,
(we all had to promise not to reveal anything
from the show so we don't spoil it for others)
I can confirm that I have seen his painting
skills in action and it blew me away!
Our seats were in the stalls,
4 rows from the front -
so we had a fantastic view.
The Svengali show is going to be televised
so keep an eye out for it in the near future
- it's really worth watching.
The atmosphere in London was wonderful.
I have never seen it so busy,
full of smiling, happy people -
many wearing their country's colours,
Olympic t-shirts, wigs, face paints etc.
When we were making our way back to
the station at 10.30pm,
the streets were still buzzing.
The Olympics have been amazing.
I have to admit that I was not in favour
of us hosting the Olympics -
we really couldn't afford them.
However, I have been swept away with
Olympic fever and I have enjoyed watching
all sorts of events that
I wouldn't usually be interested in.
Luke and Grant went up to watch the
Boxing and Women's Volleyball
and they really enjoyed the experience.
The four of us are going to the Paralympics
at the end of the month to
watch Wheelchair Basketball :)
The Olympics have given the country a
wonderful lift of spirits
and I have enjoyed the papers being full
of proper role models - people who have
worked hard to achieve success rather than
reality tv 'celebrities'.
I'm looking forward to meeting up with my
friend, Lyndsey, tomorrow morning.
Next week is a big week for Luke -
on Tuesday he will be 18!
I have promised him that I won't put an
embarrassing baby photo on Facebook
but no mention was made of my blog........ ;D
Ok, I'll post this with Virginia
and drop by the other Rockers later.
Thank you for reading.