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Simon Mayo | 10:15 UK time, Monday, 30 July 2012

Well good morning to all bloggers, welcome to our Olympic Monday (a). I hope your weekend was happy and glorious. We went from the OARF to a friend's party where we all watched the opening ceremony. And we whooped and cheered for James Bond and HM, laughed with Rowan Atkinson and (the softer amongst us) shed tears for Jerusalem (insert national song of choice). But the sheer spectacle of it all was what bowled us over, relief that it had all worked and relief too that we had avoided the bombast and pomposity that marks most of these things. So well done Danny Boyle, top genius.

Then on Saturday we spent hours and hours watching the road race trying to spot family members gathered by the roadside and trying to understand WHAT WAS GOING ON. I worked it out just as it all finished. Then the gymnastics was great and it was time to go watch Batman 3. Favourite quote so far was from an (unnamed sadly) athlete who managed to say 'It's not everyday you get a once in a lifetime opportunity'

Today we up-sticks from the Olympic park to just by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, which is quite the thoroughfare for keen and excited ticket-holders. We'll bring you all the days action, some special guests-Rory Bremner is due to join us- and the first of our special Olympic Confessions; we have asked many of The BBC's finest commentators to confess to something that won't (presumably) get them sacked. We can't grant them immunity but we can offer forgiveness. We'll keep the oldie selection I think-they'll all need to be in by lunchtime so that we can get our techie act together. So let's do GYMNASTICS today. The women were great yesterday and the men have made history by qualifying for the Artistic Gymnastics Team final for the first time in 88 years. The rings, the pommel horse, the parallel bars, the floor; we can all do it if we wanted but it's just that we are a bit busy that's all.

Have an acrobatic and stylish Monday, see you at 5. Come down and wave! No tickets needed!

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    What, me first?

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon and the Drivetime team - hope you settle in to your new home today.

    In view of the Gymnastics today please may I suggest:

    JUMP by Van Halen

    TUMBLING DICE by The Rolling Stones

    Will keep my thinking hat on

  • Comment number 3.

    Oh, What is occurring?

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon and the Driveteam

    #OldiesTheme


    BEND IT - DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TITCH

    STRONG - ROBBIE WILLIAMS

    WALK THE LINE - JOHNNY CASH

    LET'S TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER


    :^)

  • Comment number 5.

    Good morning again!

    Gymnastics Oldies?

    Suggestions -

    SPINNING AROUND - Kylie

    JUMP - Van Halen

    JUMP - Pointer Sisters

    JUMP TO THE BEAT - Stacy Lattisaw

    JUMP AROUND - House of Pain

    BEND ME SHAPE ME - Amen Corner

    BEND IT - DDDBM&Titch

    ALL SHOOK UP - Elvis

  • Comment number 6.

    ★☆★☆★☆★ GB MEDALS PREDICTIONS ★☆★☆★☆★

    Please C & P and add your name & prediction


    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62

  • Comment number 7.

    Hello again everyone!

    To prove I wasn't just here to admire the speedo display of Friday:

    BEND ME SHAPE ME - AMEN CORNER

  • Comment number 8.

    Hello again everybody

    'Upside Down' Diana Ross

    Have a good day one and all

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning everyone (again)

    *waves at Simon & the team*

    Another fun filled spreadsheet taming day for me.

    Hope everyone had a good weekend?

    Sorry for long list, it just kept getting longer as I waited for the blog to appear



    Everyone Takes A Tumble - The Waterboys

    Prepare to Fly - The Waterboys

    Acrobat - Maxïmo Park

    Upside Down - Magazine

    Flying Dream 143 - Elbow

    God Give Me Strength - Elvis Costello

    Roll To Me - Del Amitri

    Hang On - Teenage Fanclub

    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk

    Falling and Laughing - Orange Juice

    Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole

    Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall

    A Wooden Horse - British Sea Power

    Ride A White Horse - Goldfrapp

    Horses In My Dream - PJ Harvey

    From A Balance Beam - Bright Eyes

    Evening of Swing (Has Been Cancelled) - Half Man Half Biscuit

    Trampoline - Bell X1

  • Comment number 10.

    JUMP - VAN HALEN

    LET'S TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER

    HIGHER AND HIGHER - JACKIE WILSON (?)

    JW

  • Comment number 11.

    #7 Hello Tickled Lurker - great to see you again - please join in the guess the medal thingy - everyone should have a go .. WaterPaulO?
    :^D

  • Comment number 12.

    Good morning again...

    #oldiestheme
    GYM AND TONIC - SPACEDUST
    16 BARS - STYLISTICS (for the enthusiastic gymnast)
    SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL - BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
    TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE - DAWN feat. TONY ORLANDO

    Yet again to the coffee machine *considers munching beans instead*...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 13.

    HEAD OVER HEELS - Tears 4 Fears

    IF I FELL - Beatles

    FALLING - Roy Orbison

    FALL AT YOUR FEET - Crowded House

    I STUMBLE I TRY - Macy Gray

  • Comment number 14.

    Ah, there I am again.

    Oldies...

    'Burlesque' by Family (For the line about rolling and tumbling)

    'A Horse With No Name' by America (It's called pommel, actually)

    'Out On The Floor' by Dobie Gray

  • Comment number 15.

    LET'S GET PHYSICAL - ONJ

    TEN OUT OF TEN - Paulo Nutini

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Glad the oldies are back, my brain has been vegitating!!

    Opening ceremony was fab but I am afraid I will have to u tube the James Bond sketch!!

    1. I'LL TUMBLE FOR YA - Culture Club
    2. STEEL BARS - Michael Bolton
    3. HORSE WITH NO NAME - America
    4. BEND ME SHAPE ME - Amen Corner
    5. RING OF FIRE - Johnny Cash
    6. ON THE FLOOR - Jennifer Lopez
    7. JUMP - Pointer Sisters
    8. TWIST AND SHOUT - The Beatles
    9. ROLL WITH IT - Oasis
    10. PERFECT 10 - Beautiful South

    Oh well time to go.

    Laters everyone

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 17.

    'Keep Me Hanging On' The Supremes

  • Comment number 18.

    #11. Nag, nag, nag! ;0)


    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62
    WaterPaulO Sheffield 71

  • Comment number 19.

    PERFECT - Fairground Attraction

    PERFECT 10 - Beautiful South

  • Comment number 20.

    Good morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets!

    Hoping that although I've had my lunch I'm not too late for a feeble offering:

    KYLIE - SPINNING AROUND

    Have a great show. I'm assured by the Beeb that I should be able to listen after all.

    x

  • Comment number 21.

    Ooh, I must second one of amelia's suggestions. You know which one.

  • Comment number 22.

    POETRY IN MOTION - Johnny Tillotson

    DON'T PUSH ME - I'M CLOSE TO THE EDGE - GrandMaster Flash

  • Comment number 23.

    Good Morning Troops

    I'm not as late as I thought then.

    Medal Predictions 64


    SPINNING AROUND IN THE AIR - THE PROCLAIMERS

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning all !
    Just been watching the heats for the rowing - cherub and hubbs getting quite into it all and cheering everytime Team GB came upto a checkpoint. (go Team GB)!

    Very rainy round these parts, not a chance of getting washing on the line today I reckon.

    Nice to have the oldies back again, can only think of ..:

    COME FLY WITH ME - FRANK SINATRA

    A day in front of the TV beckons I think.
    ~gill~

  • Comment number 25.

    I BELIEVE I CAN FLY - R Kelly

  • Comment number 26.

    For the benefit of Mr Kite - The Beatles (reference to somersaults)

  • Comment number 27.

    #12 Always good to see you in here coffeeBuzz - not only for your contributions, but also because your appearance now represents my trigger ... I see you there and immediately begin assembling the goods for a nice fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain ..
    :^)


    #OldiesTheme


    LEAP OF FAITH - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    STEPPING OUT - JOE JACKSON

    TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS - TINY TIM


    :^)

  • Comment number 28.

    LOOKING FOR A SOFT PLACE TO FALL - Alison Moorer

  • Comment number 29.

    At the thought of some of the moves the gymnastics do :

    RUPTURE - NADIA ALI

  • Comment number 30.

    #16 lol Mandy - ah now, if you'd have popped in during Simon's break ...
    ;^)

  • Comment number 31.

    BOYS KEEP SWINGING - DAVID BOWIE

  • Comment number 32.

    YOU SPIN ME ROUND - Dead or Alive

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning all :-)

    SNAP....RHYTHM IS A DANCING

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 34.

    I CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN - ELVIS COSTELLO

  • Comment number 35.

    Ooh what about:

    I SAW CHALK DUST - (I know not who)

  • Comment number 36.

    JOHNNY BRISTOL......HANG ON IN THERE BABY


    PSL xx

  • Comment number 37.

    A last few for #OldiesTheme


    ALL THE RIGHT MOVES - ONE REPUBLIC

    DON'T UPSET THE RHYTHM - NOISETTES

    SHE MOVES IN HER OWN WAY - THE KOOKS

    TEENAGE KICKS - THE UNDERTONES

    TINY DANCER - ELTON JOHN

    :^)

  • Comment number 38.

    IN THE AIR TONIGHT - PHIL COLLINS

    LIFTED - LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY

  • Comment number 39.

    Morning all

    I hope all's well with bloggers. Had a fantastic day at Wimbledon for the Olympic tennis yesterday and have been loving watching everything else. It's a good job I'm on hols as I'm getting nothing done!

    Gymnastic oldies:
    Ring Ring - Abba
    Head Over Heels - Abba
    White Horse - Goldfrapp
    Jump - Van Halen

  • Comment number 40.

    OK, best go and do some work now.

    cBzz (from before), the folks at Cambridge were excellent.

    x

  • Comment number 41.

    Ooops, forgot to do my Olympic name change ....

  • Comment number 42.

    Hello again everyone

    WIND ON THE WATER ~ Crosby, Stills and Nash

    JUMP ~ Van Halen

    THE BOAT THAT I ROW ~ Lulu

    SWIMMING HOME ~ Evanescence

    SPIRIT ON THE WATER ~ Barclay James Harvest

  • Comment number 43.

    I'LL KEEP HOLDING ON....THE MARVELETTES


    PSL xx

  • Comment number 44.

    Morning All;

    I'm having a bit of a nightmare at the moment, for reasons I won't go into here, but I will probably continue to be rather blog-lite until September.

    I don't mean to be down on it, but I never thought that team GB were going to match the medal haul from the Bejing Olympics. I would have gone for 42, but Harry's bagged that, so I'll go for 40, if that's still un-bagged?

    I can't resist chucking a few oldies into the mix...

    BODY TALK - IMAGINATION

    SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM - GRACE JONES

    RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT - DEBARGE

    RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND MACHINE

    FASCINATING RHYTHM - BASS-O-MATIC

  • Comment number 45.

    #27 TorchLight Katy - Glad to be of assistance. Good choice with the Jamaican Blue Mountain too!
    Mrs coffeeBuzz and I are currently trying to decide on some new beans to trial. We are thinking perhaps Pico Duarte or Monsoon Malabar. Neither are new to me, but I think Mrs cBzz will like them. I'll probably get both!

    'lympic Names Update...

    +The 2012 'lympic Names+
    =====================
    *ameila (olympic name pending)
    *And over the Baton Son
    *Athlete from Eastleigh
    *Autumn_Gale_Emms
    *B of the Bang Billie
    *Beach Jillyball
    *Bow and Arrow Brandon/Shuttlecock Brandon/Oar Some Brandon
    *coffeeBuzz Schneider/Daley coffeeBuzz
    *fatima gazza bolt
    *Flo-Jo
    *Gill - WINagee
    *Half pass-ley Cat
    *Harry the Synchronised Swimmer/Harry the Rhythmic Gymnast
    *J Ennis Wren
    *Judo41
    *Ken - Go Cav and Allez Wiggo
    *Laser_Dinghy_Stormrider
    *Lilac Blue Vault
    *Mo Farahway
    *Mrs Bellringing Boris
    *Pistorius Soul Lady
    *Shona lot of muscles
    *Suzieeeeeee a go go
    *Synchronised Vildeen
    *Team_Geebee_Deebee/Teem_Geebee_Deebee
    *Team PentaHoffs
    *TorchLight Katy
    *Tortie-Gunnell
    *WaterPaulO Sheffield
    *Zoe-la Budd


    (I think amelia should stick with 'olympic name pending' - it has a certain *ahem* ring to it)

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 46.

    No Harry? Suppose he will need time to limber up before his competition starts ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 47.

    #45 Daley - your wish ...

    #45 Daley & #27 TorchLight Katy do you get your beans online? I've been drinking an organic espresso blend for a while, the best beans I've ever found but always love trying new stuff

  • Comment number 48.

    A few more suggestions...

    SWEET HARMONY - THE BELOVED

    TWO LITTLE BOYS - ROLF HARRIS - for the 'wooden horse' line.

    FOUR TO THE FLOOR - STARSAILOR

    GRAVITY - EMBRACE

  • Comment number 49.

    #44 sorry to hear you're having a tought time Zoe ((hugs))

    Another couple of oldies before the lunchtime cut-off:
    On the Floor- Jennifer Lopez
    Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

  • Comment number 50.

    #46 Mo Farahway - I'm just hoping he doesn't get overawed by the spectacle and become a spectacle. All of those years of training would be for naught!

    *requires assistance from someone with spatula (to scrape him from the ceiling) - way too much coffee consumed*

    --
    cBzzBzzBzzBzz

  • Comment number 51.

    #44 Zoe - I hope your 'mare' gets sorted. X

    I'm going for the inverse logic that I'll select a depressingly low 30 medals tally so that I can be proved wrong. Oh and......

    COME ON BEN!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I was on the mound at Weymouth. I understand they've nick-named it Ben Nevis TTFN.

  • Comment number 52.

    afternoon all

    loving the olympics

  • Comment number 53.

    Good afternoon everyone.

    Busy day at the gym so sorry for tardiness. Too late for a mensh? Give it a go anyway in the spirit of Artistic Gymnastics:

    ROCK A HULA BABY by ELVIS

  • Comment number 54.

    Good afternoon all.

    Harry will be really upset if he misses the start of the competition................... though, thinking about it, hadn't he entered the rhythmic gymnastics but was disqualified owing to the size of his ball?

    Perhaps he is looking for another competition he could enter instead - any suggestions to help him decide?

    JW

  • Comment number 55.

    Hellooooo all,
    Avoiding my squillions of emails (2 weeks off work) to have a respite on the lovely warm blog.
    Glad to see you have already mined the rich seam of #oldies!!

    Only thing to add is
    SULTANS OF SWING : DIRE STRAITS...

    It's ok being back at work, as I have you lot to play with - but what I wanna know is WHO HAS BEEN SITTING IN MY CHAIR?
    Feet no longer reach the floor!

    laters sweet p'taters

  • Comment number 56.

    Hi Simon Good to have you back after your break

    Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds
    Hangin Tough - New Kids on the Block
    Head over heals - Tears for Fears
    Hold your head up - Argent
    Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
    Russians - Sting (They are really good at gymnastics)
    Step on - Happy Mondays
    Walk the line - Johnny Cash

    3 word Monday - Deerhound Puppies born

    Have had 3 hours sleep, so roll on 5pm when I can go home.

  • Comment number 57.

    Hi Harry - we must have been posting at the same time. Have you decided what to enter yet?

    JW

  • Comment number 58.

    ★☆★☆★☆★ GB MEDALS PREDICTIONS ★☆★☆★☆★
    [A great idea from J-ENNIS WREN]

    entries close when we feel like it ... add your name & prediction

    LASER DINGHY STORMRIDER 30
    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    ZOE LA BUDD 40
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62
    SHONA LOT OF MUSCLES 64

  • Comment number 59.

    #58, Katy, see #18.

  • Comment number 60.

    #47 Amelia o.m.p. - have never bought online - just buy what I can afford as a treat - usually from our local Waitrose. Am a tea drinker at either end of the day - somehow in the middle it has to be proper coffee :)

    #51 LsrD Stormrider - I am seriously thinking of catching the bus down to Weymouth tomorrow - The Drivetime Team will be there ... by the beach ... like a Radio 2 roadshow
    :^D



    #56 Ponyclubmum - puppies!!!
    *squeals of excitement*

  • Comment number 61.

    #58 can't seem to c/p this?

    PSL 50

    thanks x

  • Comment number 62.

    #57 Hi J-Ennis, I'm waiting to hear if my appeal against my disqualification has been successful but, in the meantime, I'm considering Sychronised Diving (3.5m board). It would seem to be the best way to make use of the tailored speedos.

    If the Govenring body don't see fit to reverse their decision,would anyone like to buy a leotard? Finest stretched lycra, used only once, size XXXL?

  • Comment number 63.

    #59 PoS - trust you to be awkward .. invisible ink ... grumblegrumble .. ;^D
    #61 PSL - gotcha!




    ★☆★☆★☆★ GB MEDALS PREDICTIONS ★☆★☆★☆★
    [A great idea from J-ENNIS WREN]

    ... entries close when we feel like it ... add your name & prediction

    LASER DINGHY STORMRIDER 30
    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    ZOE LA BUDD 40
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    PISTORIUS SOUL LADY 50
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62
    SHONA LOT OF MUSCLES 64
    WATER PAULO SHEFFIELD 71

  • Comment number 64.

    I also get an uneasy feeling that we won't make the number of medals we would hope to achieve. I also hope to be well wide of the mark in this prediction. I'll go for 35.
    Currently have the Eventing on in the office - GB team started well in the X-country - first rider home clear, within the time (and there won't be many do that). Wishing the rest of the squad well for their rounds.

  • Comment number 65.

    Synchronised diving eh?! You seem to have an affinity with water and a partner, Harry. What star sign are you - Gemini/Cancer maybe?

    JW

  • Comment number 66.

    #54 J-Ennis Wren. If Harry's ball is too small perhaps he should take up Squash.

    #56 Harry, I tried synchronised diving once but got fed up with the other girl copying me ;)

    #56 Oooh puppies. Can I have one please?

  • Comment number 67.

    #62 you could always hang on to it and enter the weight lifting....

    #63 thanks x

    #65 Cue Simon and his 'Larry' voice.....and THAT song...."Aquarius and my name is Ralph...." Harry and Ralph in synchronised diving?


    PSL

  • Comment number 68.

    Disappointed to see Lord Ammo isn't representing Team GB in the fencing.

    #66 Shona LOL, you are on good form today

    #62 would that be with Gazza?

    x

  • Comment number 69.

    #65 J-Ennis, Hi my names Harry, and I'm a Libra. Now I like a woman that's quiet, a woman who carries herself like Miss Universe, a woman who would take me in her arms and she would say, Harry, yeah! And if you fit that description, this is especially for you .......................................... ;0)

  • Comment number 70.

    Float on............float on

  • Comment number 71.

    ★☆★☆★☆★ GB MEDALS PREDICTIONS ★☆★☆★☆★
    [A great idea from J-ENNIS WREN]

    ... entries close when we feel like it ... add your name & prediction

    LASER DINGHY STORMRIDER 30
    HALF PASS-LEY CAT 35
    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    ZOE LA BUDD 40
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    PISTORIUS SOUL LADY 50
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62
    SHONA LOT OF MUSCLES 64
    WATER PAULO SHEFFIELD 71

  • Comment number 72.

    #68 Mo, me and Gazza synchronising? Hmmmm ................. where's Luciesmum? ;0)))

  • Comment number 73.

    We now have Ben Ainslie's latest race on the TV. It's all action and very frantic. If only I knew what on earth was going on. L_D_S, over to you...

  • Comment number 74.

    Having managed to change my name, here is my guess:

    ★☆★☆★☆★ GB MEDALS PREDICTIONS ★☆★☆★☆★
    [A great idea from J-ENNIS WREN]

    ... entries close when we feel like it ... add your name & prediction

    Being a bit of a party pooper

    TICKLED LOCOG 25
    LASER DINGHY STORMRIDER 30
    HALF PASS-LEY CAT 35
    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    ZOE LA BUDD 40
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    PISTORIUS SOUL LADY 50
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62
    SHONA LOT OF MUSCLES 64
    WATER PAULO SHEFFIELD 71

  • Comment number 75.

    #74 Tickled, I can see you're an optimist ;0)

  • Comment number 76.

    #74 I prefer to be pessimistic at the outset and then enjoy the over-achievement if it happens!

  • Comment number 77.

    Mr not well today - apparently he has a chest infection - usually only happens in the winter. I blame the weather!!

    Also, washing machine on the blink - every time I try and do something it says 'test' on the display and then goes into a spin cycle and then stops. Why is life never simple?

    JW

  • Comment number 78.

    Oh Em Gee ... how edge-of-seat is the Eventing!?

    And now it's Diving - and Tom Daly. EVERY dive counts apparently!

    *beyond excited*


    Niggle of the Day: Why do some presenters refer to it as The AquOtic Centre?

  • Comment number 79.

    Good afternoon 'lympic lovelies!

    Just a quickie to log my medal prediction .... back in a bit :)

    TICKLED LOCOG 25
    LASER DINGHY STORMRIDER 30
    HALF PASS-LEY CAT 35
    SYNCHRONISED VILDEEN 37
    TEAM PENTAHOFFS 39
    ZOE LA BUDD 40
    J-ENNIS WREN 41
    HARRY THE RHYTHMIC GYMNAST 42
    TORTIE-GUNNELL 43
    AMELIA (OLYMPIC NAME PENDING) 44
    DEEBEE 45
    ATHLETE FROM EASTLEIGH 46
    MO FARAHWAY 47
    DALEY COFFEEBUZZ 48
    FLO-JO 49
    PISTORIUS SOUL LADY 50
    TORCHLIGHT KATY 51
    BEACH JILLYBALL 52
    B OF THE BANG BILLIE 62
    SHONA LOT OF MUSCLES 64
    WATER PAULO SHEFFIELD 71

  • Comment number 80.

    #77 J-E Wren, I think I have caught your Mister's chest infection. I am coughing away here like I'm on 50 a day!

    Loved reading all the antics on the blog over the weekend. I bloody love this place. Makes me smile so much :)

    Glad you had a good time at the Cambridge Festival, Mo. I was watching it cuddled up from the comfort of my sofa but it looked like a great time ... maybe next year?

    #72 Harry, I recall that comment from Gazza and it's still one of the funniest things I've read on here!

    Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday. Despite the hacking and sounding a bit like 'Malcolm' from the Vicks advert... I am! :)

    Jx

  • Comment number 81.

    I'm sure there was a song in the punk era entitled "I'm just a physical jerk", but I don't remember who it was by.
    GO FOR GOLD by GIRLS AT OUR BEST.
    COOL JERK by THE CAPITOLS. Or THE GO-GOS.
    STRETCHING OUT by DUANE EDDY.

  • Comment number 82.

    Come on Tom and Pete!!!!

    JW

  • Comment number 83.

    hope you are feeling better soon BJ x

    PSL

  • Comment number 84.

    #82 How did Tom and Pete get on??

    Sorry to hear you are still not well Jilly ;(

  • Comment number 85.

    #47 amelia - I usually buy locally, if I can. I'm well aware that the coffee beans themselves aren't locally grown, but at least the 'green' coffee beans can be roasted locally.

    Time for a 'lympic name update...

    +The 2012 'lympic Names+
    =====================
    *ameila (olympic name pending)
    *And over the Baton Son
    *Athlete from Eastleigh
    *Autumn_Gale_Emms
    *B of the Bang Billie
    *Beach Jillyball
    *Bow and Arrow Brandon/Shuttlecock Brandon/Oar Some Brandon
    *coffeeBuzz Schneider/Daley coffeeBuzz
    *fatima gazza bolt/addlington phelps
    *Flo-Jo
    *Gill - WINagee
    *Half pass-ley Cat
    *Harry the Synchronised Swimmer/Harry the Rhythmic Gymnast
    *J Ennis Wren
    *Judo41
    *Ken - Go Cav and Allez Wiggo
    *Laser_Dinghy_Stormrider
    *Lilac Blue Vault
    *Mo Farahway
    *Mrs Bellringing Boris
    *Pistorius Soul Lady
    *Shona lot of muscles
    *Suzieeeeeee a go go
    *Synchronised Vildeen
    *Team_Geebee_Deebee/Teem_Geebee_Deebee
    *Team PentaHoffs
    *Tickled Locog
    *TorchLight Katy
    *Tortie-Gunnell
    *WaterPaulO Sheffield
    *Zoe-la Budd


    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 86.

    Tom and Pete came fourth, Shona :0(

    Sorry to hear you feel grotty Beach JillyBall - lemsip and brandy seems to help!

    JW

  • Comment number 87.

    Well I've nearly had it showing off my muscles today. Time to put my tracksuit on and skip up the road.

    Maybe see you later

    Enjoy the show!

    *skippety skip*

  • Comment number 88.

    *skippety skips back*

    #86 Oh no! 4th? Perhaps they should have taken a leaf out of Harry and Gazza's book.

    Catch you later *waves*

    *skippety skip skip skip*

  • Comment number 89.

    Afternoon All!

  • Comment number 90.

    *****SPOILER ALERT!" ****SPOILER ALERT!**** SPOILER ALERT ....*****!!!!


    #84#86#87 etc etc ..

    Are we agreeing in principle Olympic Results/Spoilers in here?


    I don't mind either way - but am aware some save the news until they can get to see highlights ... on the other hand - most of the news is on the radio anyway ...


    :^)

  • Comment number 91.

    Katy, thanks so much for my 'Lympic hat on the previous blog! I hope it's OK for me to wear it over here. :o)

    ...... •øøø••øøø•
    ...... •øøø••øøø•
    ......•øøø•ø•øøø•
    ......•ølympicøhat•
    .....•øø☆2012☆øø•
    ....•øøøø☆•☆øøøø•
    ø•ø•ø•ø•ø•ø•ø•ø•ø•ø•ø
    ............◒ . ◒
    .............. ❤╯

  • Comment number 92.

    #91 Whatever turns you on Flo
    ;^)

    Thought your Water-Gymnastics Choons #42 were quite amusing too



    ******SPOILER ALERT ****** SPOILER ALERT ********







    Great Britain doing rather well in the 3-Day Eventing ... so far a very good team effort.

    Mush dash ... things to do ... people to see

  • Comment number 93.

    Hi All!

    The blog has been wonderful is everything Olympic!
    No much to add and back to upstairs to watch more of the fun.
    My medal number is 38 please.

    LB, x

  • Comment number 94.

    No blog menshes so far. Technical issues or our new names?

    Enthralled by the diving earlier.

    x

  • Comment number 95.

    At last! A Blog Mensh! Welldone Brandon! Shame that Simon didn't say how "Oar Some" you are!



    I was thinking along the lines of Mo's post #94.

    #93 Hi Lilac Blue! Nice to see you!

  • Comment number 96.

    Bechod Mandy for Beautiful South! Bechod Me!

  • Comment number 97.

    Quiet here tonight! Not surprising, I suppose.


    Going to play KB now. Can't think of anything Lympic! Ha!

    Supper - Smoked Haddock poached in milk with Bay Leaf & Sliced Mushrooms served with a TakeAway Sag Aloo from our fave Indian - which we shall miss when we move! Boo Hoo!




    Mr. BP has just made me smile by saying it's only 8 mile - and well worth it!

  • Comment number 98.

    Just spotted -

    ITV1 - 9 pm - "We Love The Monkees"! Goody Goody Gumdrops!

  • Comment number 99.

    Sorry if I spoiled anyone's fun by saying what happened in the diving - if we actually win a medal it seems to be all over the media immediately so not much of a spoiler, I think. Be hard to miss the news of a medal.

    I was also wondering if we had upset Lord Ammo with name changes as we had no menschs while I was listening up until about 6.30.

    Have great evenings everyone.

    JW

  • Comment number 100.

    Goodness, there was me thinking Simon had abandoned us all and then up popped Brandon. Well done on your menshe.

    Have nice 'Lympic evenings and don't overdo all your sporting events sitting on the sofa;)

 

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