Saturday, July 28, 2012


It took me about 20 minutes to stop comparing the opening ceremony unfavourably with the Chinese but I grew in to it and turned out to be fantastic. Completely different from others but excellent. They did however miss out some great events like Lisbon 67 but what the hell, you can't have everything.


Byeck said...

H.M. arrives,accompanied by Mr Bond, in Prince William's helicopter, her grandaughter gets a Silver medal and Scotland upsets North Korea... it can't get much better than this.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Byeck on THE OLYMPIC CURTAIN GOES UP. on 31/07/12

HM arriving with James Bond was a funny surprise, maybe they have found something at last that she is capable of doing. Scotland upsetting North Korea was less of a surprise but not a big shock.

HM’s granddaughter winning a medal was no surprise at all, a real surprise would have been if they had not found a way of giving her a medal like they did with her mum.

Byeck said...

Err...what Olympic medal did her mum get, Councillor?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Byeck on THE OLYMPIC CURTAIN GOES UP. on 02/08/12

Thank you for correcting me, she competed but did not win a medal, she did however win the BBC’s Sports personality of the Year award which put all those footballers, boxers, athletes and swimmers in their place. They were all overawed when confronted by such a giant of the sporting world in their midst.

I wonder if you noticed that Zara owns a horse box. ‘De Rigueur’ I suppose for one who rides horses at such expert levels. At a price of £500,000 I was comforted to know that this particular horse box ensured that this royal parasite was well looked after.

Capable of carrying 6 horses and 6 humans with sleeping, dining, toilet and leisure facilities it is no less I’m sure you will agree than she deserves, the humans BTW on this magnificent vehicle are the ones without tails.

The much lauded success of the team was however slightly punctured by one of their number who made a mistake and cost them the gold medal, can you guess who that was?