|(click the pic if you want to join in)|
I have a good excuse for being a day
late with my Rocking post this week -
family Urbani were at the Paralympics!
So my first ray of sunshine from
last week was our day at Stratford.
We walked past this vessel,
which I thought was the Royal Barge
but now I'm not so sure.
Can you see us?
We're the 4 in the middle of
the giant reflective screen.
The Wheelchair Basketball was fantastic.
We watched the end of the
Germany v Colombia Men's Preliminaries
and the whole of the
Germany v USA Women's Preliminaries.
Germany won both matches,
but the Women's game was particularly
close, I wanted it to be a draw because
they were so equally matched.
We cheered, we clapped and we sang.
It was fun :)
|(My red, white and blue crew with The Orbit |
apparently growing out of Luke's head)
I was surprised how big the Olympic Park is.
We had a good wander round which was really
enjoyable in the warm sunshine.
|(Me now in the pic with our Union flag)|
It was wonderful to see so many Union flags
and people wearing red, white and blue -
and just as lovely was to see all the other
nationalities proudly wearing their country's
colours. Unlike football venues, there was no
animosity or rivalry. The atmosphere was
really happy and friendly.
Excellence was applauded by all,
whatever the nationality.
All the volunteers were superb - friendly, helpful
and some of them were very funny too - and they
were great ambassadors for the UK.
A truly wonderful experience.
So what else was good about last week?
Success in the dreaded school shoe
shopping trip for Hope.
We put this off for as long as possible but
we finally accepted the inevitable and went
last week. All done and dusted in 20 minutes,
which has to be a record for us.
We're hoping that they might be the
last pair of school shoes we'll have to buy.
[small moan : why were the Christmas decorations
already up at Bluewater shopping centre?]
I had my hair cut and feel 3 stone lighter.
Always enthusiastic, always positive,
he lifts my spirits on a cloudy day.
Our day at Wisley
on the Surrey Sculpture Trail was fun.
You can read about it
Rosie Mae is better.
We're not sure how she hurt her leg
but she started carrying it and looking a
bit sorry for herself. We made her rest it
and kept her in for a couple of days,
and she now seems to have recovered.
The latest Somerset Studio arrived
from Art From The Heart
(they were offering free p+p over the
Bank Holiday Weekend).
I love these magazines SO MUCH!
They might be pricey (£8.50)
BUT I read them again and again and again
and then a few months later I'll go back
and read it yet again (and again).
I have the memory of a fish so it's like
reading a new magazine every time!
So I think it is actually really good value :)
I made orange marmalade and apricot muffins
and they are de-lish.
That's about it for this week, I'll
be linking up with Rocking Queen Virginia
and later I'll visit the other Rockers.
Next week will be all about me and
Hope returning to school :(
Now where's all that sports kit......?!