People who are crazy about The Olympics look away now. I guess any Olympic Games are a bit ho hum for Sydneysiders as we had "The Best Ever Olympics!!!" in Sydney 2000 *ahem cough cough*. I think I totally burnt out on the whole thing that year and have never fully recovered. So, if, like me you have Olympic fatigue, I have five strategies you can adopt to minimise exposure and possibly even avoid it altogether. Please see under diagram for a further explanation.
1. Fly to India and hang out at an ashram for the fortnight. Why not?
2. If you can't make it to India, avert your gaze. A bit tricky I know, but worth a try. It adds to the overall party pooper effect if you frown and mumble under your breath a bit as well.
3. Develop selective hearing difficulties.
4. Stage your own alternative Olympics. That way you'll be way too busy with your own event to catch the real thing, and you may even distract some of the world media away from the main event! Highly unlikely I know but worth a try surely.
5. Commune with nature! Go camping for the full two weeks and don't forget to leave your iPhone at home.
Having said that, I would really like to see Usain Bolt run the 100 metres - can anyone tell when that's on? :0)
Only a hermit in the remotest part of the Tibetan Himalayan foothills would not know that the London Olympics had begun. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if even these hermits all had iPhones and were watching it live via The Gaurdian website. Anyway, all the Olympic hoopla inspired my search for past Olympic posters. Which is your favourite? Mine is, without a doubt, the 1976 Montreal poster featuring the funky beaver. It's totally out there!
This is Jerome and he's busy letting a green ball know who's boss. I love that about cats! Their supreme playfulness is a delight to me. When they're kittens they are crazy playful! As they get older the instant play switch gets dimmed somewhat. However, I think you'd be hard pressed to find even a mature cat who's eyes didn't light up at the sight of a wiggly piece of something going past.
Talking of wiggly somethings, I also did a bird print on the weekend to add to the collection. This is Christopher and he's a very serious superb blue fairy wren. I see these beauties from time to time in Centennial Park. It's always such a treat. I usually yelp and point because they are pretty nimble on their feet (and wings) and you have to be quick if you want anyone else to see what you've just seen!
... and I also have a new mirror design available for all the romantics out there! A Little Love:
This is Audrey. I think she's what you'd call a good looking woman - she's also a superb cook and a delight to have at any party. She's fun and a stead fast friend who sticks by you through thick and thin. She also looks lovely in black and white - it compliments her shiny cap of jet black bobbed hair and of course the red corsage is perfection!
Here are some bits and pieces I found on Etsy that I thought she might like. What do you think?
These photos are from top: The northern lights as seen through the ash that exploded into the atmosphere at the beginning of the year from that volcano in Iceland, hay bales along a beach in the Gulf of Mexico absorbing the oil from the BP oil spill, twin girls in Ireland after their first communion, champions Spain at the end of The World Cup.
With only a few days left of the year 2010 most newspapers and websites are doing round ups for the year that was. I've seen a few, and for my money you can't go past The Guardian.
Behold ladies and gentlemen! The tiniest, most easily escapable maze in the universe! It comes up to your waist therefore you can plainly see the exit route. But....I love it! Every time I pass it - it's a hop skip and a jump from my place - I have to run in and do the circuit. My long suffering boyfriend rolls his eyes and sighs and holds whatever it is I have on me - usually a bottle of mineral water or something - and patiently waits for me to run around it. I just think it's so sweet someone decided to plant it in such a small spot for the local area's amusement. Thank you to whoever did that!
Shadow Shot Sunday is a highly addictive meme created by Tracy of Hey Harriet. It's open to everyone! You can read the instructions here.
Hope everyone is having a super weekend - it's finally cooling down a wee bit here in Sydney and it is glorious!!