Sunday, 9 September 2012
Paralympics closing ceremony 2012, Coldplay and Steam Punk
Sunday and a much cooler day. A day that feels like autumn is starting, particularly as there is the odd leaf falling off some plants. So we have started to dismantle the covered canopy over the patio at the back of the house, it was planned that we would have a big barbeque and invite all our friends but then we got involved in sorting things out, doing things that needed doing, doing things that might have needed doing, putting all the things away from doing things that did or might have needed doing. And we are now doing things that need to be done before the weather breaks and it is wet; like it was in the summer. So the result of all this is the party (barbeque) never happened, well has not yet, we will have a party at some point, we are just not sure when….. I am told this is normal, as human beings we have commitments that drive our daily day such as my diary or the dog eating bones, the result is what gets left out is the parties and drinking cocoa lying on the beach or tightrope walking over the car park of the out of town supermarket to annoy the manager.
I hope to be back later to give a final verdict on the Paralympics which have gone remarkably well for
tonight is the closing ceremony. The opening one was well cool although I
believe the closing one might have a lot of Coldplay in it, I quite like Coldplay’s
music but they are not always the chirpiest bunch in the world. I’m not sure what they then do with the
stadium and all the other buildings, although I think some are due to be
removed, I just hope they don’t waist them. I say that because a friend designed a
building for the millennium exhibition that could be dismantled and rebuilt
outside afterwards only it was just trashed and destroyed, which was a terrible
waste…. Great Britain
There is much talk of the great Olympic/Paralympics legacy but we will see in a couple of months when it is windy cold and raining.
Sorry it is a quiet day, it is Sunday and next Sunday there will be no closing ceremony to discuss later it will be me and the dog betting on two flies walking up a window pane.
Ooooo that reminds me, we live in a classic 1970’s bungalow with huge UPVC windows; we have noticed that the flies like to sit on the UPVC pooing and doing what flies do. So me and the dog plan to invent a new substance called Fliesgone that you wipe on your UPVC frame and the flies go AAAAAAAAAAuuuuuugggghhhhhh and run off (fly off).
See you later
I have returned to give my assessment of the closing ceremony of the Paralympics which has just finished as I write. It was rather good I was well impressed, even Coldplay looked like they were thinking WOW but they were right in the middle of a lot of amazing stuff. And they were fairly chirpy too. What was really special about the whole thing was it had a STEAMPUNK theme, now how cool is that. As you know we have always been keen on steam powered things in my diary, dads only real grumble was there were no armadillos, which when you think the next Paralympics is in South America would have been a clever link, it appears they used a piranha fish instead. But what can you say except well done to someone, the only thing I would have done is loose a couple of songs from the middle and it would have been perfect. There is always a desire to tweak things just a bit longer than needed.
Maybe steam punk will be trendy now, now that would be a cool legacy although not the one planned I guess. I bet anyone living near the closing ceremony got woken up by the fireworks at the end there were a lot of them…
Towards the end the Chicken did start to loose interest but he loves fairy cakes.