Friday, 27 July 2012
The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, a chicken and the moon
I am a little late again tonight OK very late again but with good reason, as tonight is the great Olympic Ceremony which as been under wraps for ages. As it happens we got to watch most of it on the television set. However the chicken made it in as he said he would, and got right up close to the five gold rings. He sneaked in by using a bit of barter; it worked because the chicken made it in under cover of the pre industrial revolution part of the Olympic opening ceremony.
Anyway after all the slightly weird Danny Boyle history lessons we watched a bit of the athletes parade around the Olympic stadium but it was getting a bit, well……. uninteresting, after all there are only so many flags and so many athletes a young slightly eccentric chap can deal with in one go.
As it happens there were other delays to my diary and interesting things going on, the first of which was the sky tonight it was WELL COOL, the Olympic Ceremony may have loads of high tech stuff, but the sky here at times was rather amazing too. I tried to get a few pics but it was getting a bit too dark to get really good photos of the best stuff.
We also had our good friend Miss Frieda turn up on her motorbike to say hello as she was out on the road for a cruise round the countryside. Miss Frieda is a very good artist and writer; the daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, but also a motorbike fanatic although she said she was too busy painting at present to go off doing track days…
I have also been out with the telescope and the camera and finally got my first decent picture of the moon so I feel it has been a good night.
Only the Ghost Writer complained and said he spent the day in a office that was 34c at one point which is rather hot to do stuff in, and the sever was grumbling a bit too, computers do not like heat.
Finally I think I should say if that Mr Danny Boyle fancies making a weird film about the slightly eccentric life of a certain person now he has finally finished his bit with the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, I have just the manuscript for him