Saturday, July 28, 2012

A pause in the usual programming... by Natalie Anderson

So did you watch the opening of the Olympic Games?!?! I did and I loved it. Here in New Zealand we could watch the live coverage from the very reasonable time of 8.a.m. Saturday morning. I loved the bit about the reference to the UK childrens' literary tradition and the hospital service--that giant Voldemort and the million Mary Poppinses! Was awesome. And of course Mr Bean was brilliant. So was Bond with the Queen - how cool she was cool enough to get on board with that!


Most of the sporting events over the next two weeks will be on the middle of the night but happily, there'll be a million replays. And of course there's always caffeine.


I love the Olympics - there's the aspiration, inspiration, an abundant display of the joy of youth, the incredible ability and grace of the human race. And the sheer energy that seems to ripple around the world even when you're just watching it 'on the box'. There's also heartbreak and so many 'if onlys'. But it is wonderful. That said,  I'm glad they're only every four years - it makes it super-special, don't you think?


So it's just a short post from me today, because I have much men's diving, rowing and swimming to watch. Not to mention that modern pentathlon--what an amazing array of skills you need to compete in that!!!


Are you watching the Olympics over the next couple of weeks? What's your favourite event???


USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance. With over twenty books published, she’s also been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year). She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks. Her next release, WAKING UP IN THE WRONG BED is on the shelves in North America in August and you can grab  a copy from Amazon or B&N.

12 comments:

  1. i love watching Olympics, but always at tv cabel :)

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    1. Hi Eli! I love them too - they're so inspiring aren't they?! :)

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  3. I thought the opening ceremony was terrific, and it really revived my enthusiasm for the Olympics. The constant coverage was really beginning to get on my nerves, but those few hours were well worth the wait.

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    1. Hi Christina! Yes it was fab wasn't it?!?! I really did love Mr Bean and Bond... so fabulous!

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  4. The opening ceramonies were just fantastic.. I think the best I have ever seen and that includes the ones that have taken place in my own Country, Canada.. They people of Great Brtian did themselves proud... The way in which they lit the Olympic Flame was amazing...
    My fav summer sport to watch will be the Swimming, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball... Have fun watching all these fantastic atheletes...

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    1. I liked the flame lighting too Kathleen - I thought that was really clever how they had a petal for each country - was inspired!

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  5. Loved the opening ceremonies!

    Faves: Men's & Women's gymnastics,
    swimming, diving, usually watch as
    many of the various sports as I can!

    Pat C.

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    1. Absolutely! Pat - love the gymnastics and the swimming but there's much on the track and field I love to watch as well - hope you enjoy it all!

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  6. A fabulous opening ceremony. I love watching the Olympics. The swimming & gymnastics are a must see, but I find I watch a lot of sports I normally would not.

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    1. I'm the same Marybelle - especially things like fencing and archery - things that don't generally get that much tv coverage here usually. Its such fun!!! :)

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