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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
04 Aug 2016, 07:59 PM | Post: #1

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Thumbs Up Olympic Games, Rio 2016

The games have started with the Opening Ceremony tomorrow.
Who is looking forward to it?
Who thinks it will be a disaster?
Who's adjusted their sleeping patterns to Brazil-time?

Let the games begin Shocked
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04 Aug 2016, 08:00 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Olympic Games, Rio 2016

I'm running a little competition in work - guess how many medals Team GB will have (at time of start of closing ceremony). I've gone for 50.
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I love the Olympics, Joo, so I hope despite all the issues voiced in the build up it's a huge success. 

I'm not sure the team as a whole is as strong as it was in London  but I'm no expert!

I predicted Matthew Willis to win the inter-school long jump competition in 1986. He finished last with a colossal 38cm after tripping up on the runway. The 38cm was the distance his glasses flew as he hit the ground. One of the lenses broke and he lay on the runway crying as "Monkey" Wright the PE teacher berated him.  Since then I stay well away from sports predictions.
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05 Aug 2016, 10:34 AM | Post: #4

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RE: Olympic Games, Rio 2016

(05 Aug 2016 10:02 AM)DavidHaynes Wrote: Wrote:  I love the Olympics, Joo, so I hope despite all the issues voiced in the build up it's a huge success. 

I'm not sure the team as a whole is as strong as it was in London  but I'm no expert!

I predicted Matthew Willis to win the inter-school long jump competition in 1986. He finished last with a colossal 38cm after tripping up on the runway. The 38cm was the distance his glasses flew as he hit the ground. One of the lenses broke and he lay on the runway crying as "Monkey" Wright the PE teacher berated him.  Since then I stay well away from sports predictions.
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RE: Olympic Games, Rio 2016

(05 Aug 2016 10:34 AM)davidwailing Wrote: Wrote:  
(05 Aug 2016 10:02 AM)DavidHaynes Wrote: Wrote:  I love the Olympics, Joo, so I hope despite all the issues voiced in the build up it's a huge success. 

I'm not sure the team as a whole is as strong as it was in London  but I'm no expert!

I predicted Matthew Willis to win the inter-school long jump competition in 1986. He finished last with a colossal 38cm after tripping up on the runway. The 38cm was the distance his glasses flew as he hit the ground. One of the lenses broke and he lay on the runway crying as "Monkey" Wright the PE teacher berated him.  Since then I stay well away from sports predictions.
Who else wants to see David Haynes write his autobiography?

Yes, please!Thumbs Up

I'm looking forward to the athletics, but they don't start until later next week. The time differences don't help me, either - I'm an early to bed, early to rise girl. (Sadly, despite what my mother said, it hasn't made my  healthy, wealthy, or wise. Angry )
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RE: Olympic Games, Rio 2016

Another vote for the autobiography - as long as it includes the DIY anecdote too. Smile
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I shall mostly ignore it (the Olympics, not the autobiography), much like any other sporting event (with the possible exception of air racing and occasionally American Football).
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06 Aug 2016, 09:15 AM | Post: #8

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But the joy of the Olympics is watching things you've never seen before, cheering on someone from a country you'd find hard to place, then totally forgetting about it for the next four years Big Grin
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Being away at the moment I've not seen any of the Olympics yet. But yes you're right Joo, I remember becoming engrossed with the fencing (for so e unknown reason) at the London Olympics. I haven't even thought about it since but I'll watch it this time around. 

DIY disasters nay be making a reappearance when we move, gang. I'm being allowed a new screwdriver, for which Mrs H doesn't yet realise there is a torque/ hammer action attachement you can buy to turn it into a drill! 

I've been laid low for a day of our hols. I drove to the local village to buy some pastries from the patisserie. I went on my own and on the way back I spied a Breton cidre stall at the side of the road. I'd had my eye on it for a while so I stopped and bought three litres of the stuff from an old boy who looked like he knew what good cider should taste like. 

There were no labels on the bottles (all different shapes) and when I poured a glass later it was like syrup. But my god did it pack a punch. Halfway down the second bottle I was rendered immobile and by the third I was unable to speak. Mrs H had tried a glass earlier and declared it, "Vile and possibly dangerous." 

Later that night it moved through me like a Porsche and I spent some time in the trap listening to Mrs H mutter some fairly choice things about me. Twenty four hours later and I'm drinking only iced water. 

Sorry to take the thread off track.
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That was the most hideous crash in the ladies cycling. I'm sure everyone expected very bad news but it seems she's "conscious and OK".

And my friend texted me to say "shall we go learn how to fence".
I'm glad she didn't say synchronised diving Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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