Monday, 23 July 2012

Something British Monday #1

As this is the first week of my Something British Mondays, and as the 2012 London Olympics begin this week, I thought I would briefly talk about it.

In this past May, my husband and I went on a trip to Edinburgh and London, and while we were there, we saw some decorations for the Queen’s 60th Jubilee and for the Olympics!

The streets were crowded, and the people excited. The heat and humidity were unbelievable in the, apparently, unseasonably warm days we were there. I would go back in a flash!

I am so excited to begin watching the Olympics! I've got some events set to record on my PVR, and others, I plan to watch or have in the background as I go about my daily business. As I’m from Canada, I naturally support the Canadian athletes. But I’ve always been a lover of the UK, so my support is divided.

For the Summer Olympics, my favourite events are Archery, BMX, Fencing, the Boating events, Equestrian events, Football (Soccer), and Gymnastics. Phew! There's a lot. I like the others as well, but there are so many to follow diligently, that one has to pick their favourites. 

Have you seen the mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville for the 2012 London Olympics? While my husband and I were in London, we saw them everywhere! We even bought our sons some stuffed mascots as souvenirs. They’re pretty cute!

So now I ask you: Will you be watching the Olympics? Which country do you support? What are your favourite events?


  1. Uneven parallel bars is by far my favourite event. Some of the things those athletes can do simply amaze me.


    1. I like that one, too! All the gymnastics are lots of fun to watch. Yes, they've got some remarkable talent!

  2. I'm not a sports-minded person but, to me, the Olympics have always symbolized unity among nations, despite the competition aspect. We often catch the occasional event when they're on TV. :)

    1. I like the image of unity. And it's certainly true for the Olympics!