|Blossom start August 2012
What a nice day. I got up at 4am and watched the whole of the Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Wow! With the sound up high, it rocked. What a change in technology. Hi def digital vision, digital audio, LCD screen, LED lighting all over the stadium, radio mics everywhere, hand held cameras, flying cameras, chopper shots, flawless stadium sound, huge stadium screens … it’s hard to imagine how it could get better. This is so far ahead of 2000 and the 1990s. I think it even surpassed Beijing in 2008.
I posted a comment on the Guardian’s newspaper web site:
Congratulations, you Pommy bastards. Top job, top show. I got up at 4am and watched all of the closing. It was great!
I admit I was a doubter. All those pre-games troubles had me worried, but it was all right on the night. Even the weather played the game.
Well done, from a proud Aussie. Proud of my English heritage, even from 7 generations ago, and proud to be an Aussie as well. Geez, I’m gettin’ a bit emotional.
If only I could summon the cash and the strength to come to London now. I bet the atmosphere will be fabulous for the next few months. Ya never know, ya might see me in my shorts and T shirt yet. Say G’day if you do.
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Then at about 7am I went for a walk along my street to the corner and back. I must admit, I don’t do it anymore so this was a bit hard. But I did it, and more importantly, Minnie followed me! She’s still capable of walking to the corner and back, and I’m sure she loved it.
Crumbs, I’ve got to do it more!
As well, it was a nice, fine day and my almond tree is on the point of bursting into flower. And North Beach/Trigg is the top performing suburb in real estate values for June.