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Let the Games Begin!..x..


So who stayed up late to watch the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony last night? 🙂 The ceremony, which officially marks the beginning of the 16-day event, was devised by film director Danny Boyle, cost close to €35million to produce, and featured some 7,500 amateur performers. Boyle, himself, said that: “The ceremony was an attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation and to celebrate the exuberant creativity of the British.” Around 27 million people tuned in to watch, what some describe as “the Greatest Show on Earth.”

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The theme of the ceremony was “The Isle of Wonders” and it was like a history lesson more or less. I found it spectacular, and really interesting, I even learned a bit! It was a real star studded event, with a load of big names all being more than willing to take part in the historical occasion. 😉 Some of my favourite highlights of the evening were:

  • The Queen and James Bond’s skit – Her Majesty parachuting in? Really? Imagine!Image
  • How funny were Rowan Atkinson and the London Symphony Orchestra also? I actually couldn’t control myself laughing at his facial expressions. Bring back Mr. Bean!Image

The more boring bits involved watching all of the athletes entering country by country – although we did create a little game of trying to guess which country would be next! Like a geography game ha! 🙂

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After some more music, featuring the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, the evening was brought to a close by the musical amazingness of Sir Paul McCartney. He really got into it didn’t he?Image

So, let the games begin! Come on Team Ireland! And here’s to a fabulous 16 days of events! Best of luck to everyone involved! xoxo

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