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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!

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  • Comment number 129. Posted by coffeeBuzz

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:31

    #125 I hope we're not going to have to do our own show again. It will be rather tricky organising it all with an OB to boot.

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  • Comment number 128. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:30

    Has Simon popped up anywhere else like Twi**er or f/b which I can't access at work?

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  • Comment number 127. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:27

    #125 He's been captured by something

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  • Comment number 126. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:26

    #125 Laser_Dinghy_Stormrider, I wonder if Deebee has turned her boat round and sailed towards Weymouth and has captured him!!!

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  • Comment number 125. Posted by Lady_Stormrider

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:25

    Oh lawks! Has Lord Arfo been captured by Portland Pirates - where are they all?

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  • Comment number 124. Posted by coffeeBuzz

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:19

    #122 I like that *continues to gloat*

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  • Comment number 123. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:15

    #122 Yeah!

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  • Comment number 122. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:12

    #109/#110/#114/#120 here's a picture I have just taken for the 'gloating corner'!

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7682984590_a6fdfbe564_b.jpg

    :o)

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  • Comment number 121. Posted by Lady_Stormrider

    on 31 Jul 2012 09:03

    #116 Portland is close enough on the shipping forecast - but a better one is the inshore waters forecast for Lyme Regis to Start Point. As its name suggests this is less your deep water/channel hopping and more your 'keeping one eye out for land' dinghy sailors forecast.

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  • Comment number 120. Posted by coffeeBuzz

    on 31 Jul 2012 08:56

    #109/#110/#114 "I hereby pronounce 'gloating corner' open"

    Shona, the chicken isn't mandatory. Obviously 'Chicken Caesar Salad' would become 'Caesar Salad' without chicken, though :-P

    #coffeeNews
    Mrs cBzz discovered yesterday that our local coffee roaster supplies by mail order. No more trekking into town to keep us stocked with coffee :D

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