July 25, 2012

Olympic Rings

I was living in the UK when it was announced that the winner of the 2012 Olympics was London. In fact, I was at our offices at Tavistock Square, which was where a bomb went off the following day. So I have a particular interest in these Olympics.

One of the things that I loved about the UK was that is was small enough that things happened across the country at the same time – like the celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee earlier this year.

For the past 60+ days, the Olympic torch has been making its way around the country and at every stop, there are people there to cheer it on. Another symbol popping up around the country is the Olympic Rings. Here is the torch at Kew Gardens, with some Olympic rings in flowers.image

The rings at No. 10 Downing Street.image

Here’s the torch being carried in a rowing scull at the rowing venue in Bucks.image

Here they are at the sailing venue.image

A team of shire horses are mowing rings into the grass at Richmond Park outside of London.image

The rings over the Tyne River Bridge in Newcastle.image

Reflecting in the Thames.image

In a place I know quite well – Cardiff, Wales.image

I found out this evening that my friend David, aka Man of Mode, will be taking part in the closing ceremonies. His wife is one of the top people at the London 2012 website and has been working 18+ hour days, and put his name in to participate. He was chosen, possibly because of his height – he’s 6’ 8” – and will have a “part”. So excited! We need to have a viewing party – who’s got a TV we can watch it on?


  1. oh how I loved seeing this + forwarded this piece to my friend who is in UK for the olympics. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  2. Nothing specific to comment on other than to thank you for this blog. I know it has to be a tremendous amount of work and, yet, each morning when I go into the computer, there is the notification that you have already been busy. Also, I finished the Mary Kay Andrews book Spring Fever and I enjoyed it. I thought the actual plot was a little fairy-tallish (new word!) but I was impressed with her style of writing and how cleverly she laid out the plot. It takes great skill to move the story forward while at the same time giving the reader the necessary backstory. Thanks again.

    1. Thanks so much, Pat! That means the world to me. I have such fun writing this blog.

  3. A super thank you for this beautiful post. Seeing all these Olympic rings really made my heart beat a little faster.I, too, would love to be there.
    Hope you and Connor have survived the storms of summer. Stay well and "carry on".


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