FUN… Have a great start to the week. We are!
We are hopping on the train this morning to head to Peterborough to spend some time with Dave and Sue (Ben’s dad and mom) and we head to the Olympics on Sunday.
We are taking our bikes, our panniers are loaded with the essentials but also my Stella and Dot samples for my second trunk show at Sue’s. I had my first show and it was a Whisper Launch (quieter than a soft launch).
I will be posting Instagram pictures from the Olympics and you can follow us on twitter @turnovanewleith- #catchingolympism.
And yes, it appears olympism is an actual word. Olympism is the spirit or ideals of the Olympic Games.
OLYMPIC INSPIRATION… Comes in many forms (here, here and here). The games have started. We will be following on the BBC. We caught the Opening Ceremony on BBC iplayer- Ben had his tissues ready and he is full of national pride!
Umbrella from Heals.
Chair from Freckles and Ivory
Bike the Surly Pacer in British Racing Green. My bike! They have a new colour, Sparkleboogie Blue!
Life in the U.K. is so exciting at the moment. Although things have calmed a bit since the Queen’s Jubilee in early June, but as July 27 approaches, we are ramping up again.
I could not have planned it better- on June 14 (Ben’s birthday), the Olympic Torch Relay passed through Edinburgh. We arrived in the Grassmarket at 6.30 a.m. to ensure we beat the crowds. Oh did we! It was empty!
We saw torch bearer Kai Wong carry the flame on our particular leg. You can read Kai’s story here.
(The Olympic rings in the Mound)
(Go Kai, go!)
(The Torch is accompanied by Torch Security Team - they have been training for 18 months)
The torch will pass within 10 miles of 95% of the U.K. population before arriving on London for the Open Ceremony on July 27. You can read more about the Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours) directed production here.
I will try to get a photo of the lit cauldron at the Olympic Park.
Today marks the final countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Even in Edinburgh we have started to feel the fever, I can only imagine the excitement in London.
Thanks to Sue (Ben’s mom), we will be attending our Olympic event on August 5, it will be a handball match, game- I am not sure, luckily I have a 100+ days to research what handball is and the rules.
Until then, what are your favorite Olympic sports?