What a wonderful Olympics the Summer Games were in London, I was thousands of miles away and I could feel the excitement and JOY. There are so many things that will stay with me...one of the American runners didn't make it through the semi-finals but he did a couple of back flips anyway and waved to the crowd. JOY! Tom Daley, the British diver who won bronze, jumping into the pool with his mates to celebrate. JOY! The American women's relay team who won Gold and were so gracious and beautiful that they looked as if they were in a beauty pageant rather than running a race.
JOY! The runner from the small island of Granada winning the Gold. JOY! In the early stages, I read of a woman from...oh dear, I can't remember where she was from or in what event she was competing, but she was 8 months pregnant and she said that she had two beating hearts and that made her stronger. JOY!
Loved seeing all the Union Jacks so I thought I would share this one with you which was in the early stages of blooming in late May in England. They are the flower beds that are called the Carpet Gardens along the seafront in Eastbourne. Richard was so pleased that Great Britain won so many medals. I read somewhere that they hoped to win 43 and ended up with a total of 65.
In one of the speeches, the words from "God Save The Queen" came to the speaker's aid , when he declared the Olympic Games in London to be Happy and Glorious! Hope all will remember these games with JOY!