Let The Games Begin!

I am ridiculously excited about the Olympics.
I am planning to watch as much of it as possible starting tonight.


Just before we went on holiday last Friday I bought five ring doughnuts and made some coloured icing for them.


I put them on a tray and into the freezer for the week.
Now, they are ready to eat.
One each.
We will enjoy them after a meal of pasties brought back from Cornwall.


And then we will sit down to enjoy the opening ceremony with a glass or two and maybe a tube or two of Pringles if we are very good.


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  1. Yeah! Somebody else who's ridiculously excited about the Games. It is the only time I watch sports, but during the Games you can't pry me away from the TV.

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  2. I hope pasties feature somewhere in the Opening Ceremony. I am primed and ready to enjoy the whole bonkers event with a glass of Breaky Bottom champagne.

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  3. Sounds like the perfect night to me. Pringles! That's the one thing I forgot for our carpet picnic! x

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  4. I was planning on opening a bottle of something good to share with hubby tonight while we watched, then went and concussed myself, not sure if alcohol is allowed now. Maybe I need to get some doughnuts!

    Enjoy your viewing Sue, and I hope you had a wonderful holiday :D

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  5. Y. U. M.

    Am feeling the pressure of the Opening Ceremony. I just realised about ten minutes ago that absolutely squillions of people will be watching it and that they will be judging Great Britain on the whole thing. I actually have butterflies in my tum.
    Think I need doughnuts and Pringles to help the sickness.
    Ax

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  6. The wine is already open, daughter has some friends round, the party is about to start. I don't watch sports much but I am going to enjoy this, let's hope team GB does us proud.

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  7. It just got a bit competItive here. Noticed my neighbours had their real union flag up, so I have sellotaped my paper one to the window.

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  8. I have the wine, the crisps and the chocolate....now I'm ready for the ceremony.

    Sue xx

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  9. Love the idea of the doughnuts. Pringles sound good as well.

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  10. Just be careful, Sue, that your blog doesn't get hi-jacked by the Sponsoring Olympic Police...you'll be carted off and clapped in irons for displaying an illegal (ie belongs to Somebody Else now) image of (Those Rings)!

    We watched an hour or so of the Opening Ceremony and will pick and choose bits to watch of the sports...I hope there are some good alternative programmes on somewhere..I can only do so much sport!

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  11. After reading all these comments, it just occured to me that I'm the only non-Brit posting here. I, of course, will be cheering for Canada to get all the gold medals. But I will root for the British to get all the silver medals. Okay? He he.

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  12. Granny Dot1:17 am BST

    I loved every barmy, inspiring moment of the ceremony. We did quite well tonight, didn't we! Am proud to be British (as well as being Scottish.) The Olympic 'cauldron' is beautiful and pretty impressive. Good to see women in teams where you might not expect to see them.

    Although if you didn't know about Mr Bean...!?!

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  13. Wasn't the ceremony WONDERFUL?! I just loved it, especially the beginning with the traditional side being shown. It was like seeing a marvellous musical theatrical show. The Brits certainly know how to present things, don't they? I liked the noisy, modern part at the end less, but enjoyed the Queen being picked up by 007! She looked so serious about it too, but also showed her sense of humour to have participated that way! They even got the corgis in the clip. Haha! Anyway, it was an unforgettable opening ceremony!
    The fireworks were spectacular. The long scene about the NHS might be a little more difficult for people of other countries to understand!
    Have a great weekend! Sandra

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  14. You should totally be proud to be British!! I watched the ceremony at 5.30am here AUstralia - I just LOVED how the Brits marched out in white and gold to David Bowie's Heroes! They looked even cheekier than the Aussie team if that is possible!!! Well done Brits! Can't wait to get the soundtrack to the opening - ALL my fave songs!!!

    Now let the games begin!

    PS we had a special breakie this morning complete with doughnuts too (green and gold of course!) - only this once have we have such crazy breakie food - i lvoe your doughnut rings. Now off i go to watch the games!!

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    1. I am very proud to be British! Wasn't it great? I loved all of it but particularly the opening rural/industrial sequence and the Bond bit which was just fabulous.

      Looking forward to beating Australia in the medals table! :)

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  15. We went the whole hog (tee hee!) with a three course Greek meal (mezedes, pork avgolemono and yoghurt and honey). Brilliant opening ceremony capturing the quirkiness of our culture and including everyone - right down to the construction workers in their hard hats. Well done Danny.

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  16. Watched the opening ceremony in Sweden last night and was ridiculously pleased to peek out and see our neighbours' TVs still flickering as the ceremony wound up at almost 2am local time, compulsive viewing obviously!

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  17. Oh fab! As we settled down on the sofa to watch, my only regret was that I hadn't made a special olympic cake. Wish I had seen your idea earlier - they would have scratched the itch nicely.
    Really enjoyed the opening ceremony - we laughed our heads off at the Queen and Mr Bean, oh and that German dignitary who appeared to be giving an inappropriate sort of wave/salute as the German athletes came on....

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    1. Yes, he did look as if he thought he was in Berlin in 1936 didn't he?

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  18. Love your doughnut idea! We also watched the opening ceremony - brilliant! Best wishes, Pj x

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