Sorry it has been so quiet over here, I have been watching the Olympics as much as possible which hasn’t left me time to do anything worth writing about. I have been working on my hexagon patchwork whilst I have been watching all the brilliant Team GB performances, but I have nothing new to share.
The Olympics have been brilliant, I am sad that they are over now, but we are going to the Paralympics so there is still something to look forward to!
This week I will be getting excited about crafts again as it is the Festival of Quilts. This is one of my most favourite things, I am so excited, especially as I am going with my mum.
I will be back to normal soon with crafty posts and as I can leave the house to go shopping now there are no sports to watch, I might even have some vintage finds to share.
I will leave you with the cake I made to celebrate our golden Olympics.
I remember watching the Olympics as a small child and still have my scrapbooks from the early 1990s. I have always loved everything about the Olympics. I was very excited to be going to Wimbledon to see some of the Olympic tennis. We had tickets for Court 1 on Tuesday.
We arrived in plenty of time so we could explore Wimbledon and enjoy the atmosphere before the tennis began. The first thing you notice is Centre Court.
There was a big screen showing the matches on each court, this is what we were scheduled to see.
I really like watching Tsonga, and we were getting a British player, so I was quite happy.
After about an hour of play we had a rain delay of about two and a half hours.
During the rain we watched Murray on the big screen on Henman Hill.
It was very exciting to see covers coming off and know we would see more tennis.
We didn’t expect the Tsonga match to go to 25-23 in the final set. It was an epic set!
Tsonga finally won after nearly four hours.
Our second match featured British tennis player Heather Watson, unfortunately she lost.
We had to leave after Heather’s first set as the last train we could get home wasn’t late enough to allow us to stay until the end of play.
To finish off an excellent day my sister sent me this picture, she spotted us on the TV coverage. I am in pale blue in the centre, you can just make me out!
I am glad we got to see some of the Olympics, it is brilliant to be part of the wonderful atmosphere.
The Olympic Torch Relay passed by the end of our road yesterday morning. I have loved the Olympic for as long as I can remember so I am very excited about the Olympics in London this summer. Getting to see the Torch passing so close to our house was great.
The streets were lined with people, I think it helped that the Torch was coming before 9am so everyone could just start their day a little late.
You could feel the excitement building as the Torch got closer.
The lady carrying the Torch as it came passed us was Cathy Duncan from Florida, I hope she had a great time after coming all that way.