Saturday, 4 August 2012

We’re in August Already!

And it seems like the whole nation is gripped by Olympics fever.  I’m certainly enjoying them far more than I thought I would.  Not surprising though when Team GB is doing so well!  Gymnastics is my favourite sport.  Didn’t our Men’s team do well winning our first Olympic medal in the sport for 100 years!  I was on the edge of my seat most of the time watching that event take place!

On Wednesday I got the train into Manchester where I met my lovely cousin, Sylvia, for an afternoon of shopping and catching up with each other’s doings.


These colourful patriotic deckchairs were lined up in Exchange Square…


…where shoppers, workers and visitors to the city can sit and watch the Olympics on a big screen.  Sadly the weather wasn’t up to much on Wednesday so not many seats were occupied.


Of course when Sylvia and I meet up a cup of coffee or two is always on the agenda.  This time around Afternoon Tea in Marks and Spencer’s fitted the bill.


Victoria had asked me to look after George and Nicholas for a couple of hours today.  So with the sun shining we packed a rucksack with necessities (a towel, change of clothes, drinks, camera etc.) and set off for a walk through Ealees.  George volunteered to carry the rucksack for me – it was quite heavy and he carried it all the way too.


Ealees is always popular with the boys.  A stream runs through it, need I say more?


George pointed out this scene as being worthy of a photo.  He was right.


This of course is not a scene from this afternoon’s walk.  This is Beer beach and that is a swan!  I’ve never seen a swan on sea water before.  I’ve just looked it up on the ‘net and apparently swans on saltwater is not unheard of, just not an everyday thing.

I’m wading through my holiday photos and intend to post them ASAP.




Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like you had a nice day with your cousin. I think it would be cool to sit outside on a nice day and watch the Olympics on those big screens. I think Ealees would be popular with me, too. Just being able to enjoy the outdoors and walk would be enough for me. :) Have a great new week. Tammy

Anita Johnson said...

We have had Olympic fever too! looks like a beautiful place to walk!

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