GLASGOW 2014: Highs and Lows

GLASGOW 2014: Highs and Lows

Did you manage to watch any of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony?

What did you think?

I LOVED it! It was very self-depreciating, tongue in cheek, and just shows that we don’t always take ourselves too seriously 🙂

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I loved the dancing Tunnock’s teacakes! I’d love one that size!

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More importantly, I thought the UNICEF appeal was a fantastic idea, I wonder if that will now set a trend?

There seemed to be a lot of debate on Facebook and Twitter: lots of people loved it, others hated it, I thought it was great fun! Except Susan Boyle singing Mull of Kintyre (and unfortunately fogetting the words). I could have done without that!

I also loved Sir Chris Hoy saving the day, by opening up the Queen’s Baton.

And the Scotland team uniform is growing on me. A little. Except the socks. Yuk!

So, for me, the Opening has been a high. Lots of fun.

Now for the low: Mo Farah has pulled out. Boo! 😦 He hasn’t recovered sufficiently from illness, so I have no doubt he’s done the right thing. I guess it just reminds me that pulling out of a race can be a sign of strength, not weakness. He’s talked before about wanting to add a Commonwealth Gold to his collection, and I’m sure he’ll be disappointed.

Oh, well, I’ll still see Usain Bolt ‘flash’ past! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “GLASGOW 2014: Highs and Lows

  1. As a Glaswegian living in exile, I was really excited about the opening ceremony and even changed my running schedule to make sure I didn’t miss any of it. For me, the best parts were Billy Connolly, Amy McDonald and seeing the Queen actually smiling (she usually looks like she’s swallowed a wasp at these things). I wasn’t keen on the first bit, although the Tunnocks Tea Cakes did make me laugh. 😀

    1. It’s early days, but so far so good, Glasgow is buzzing tonight with all nationalities! It’s do much fun and everyone is lovely!

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