Welcome to my blog

This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 27 August 2012

Almost there - dress rehearsal

This was the view of the orbit as I left the Olympic stadium after the dress rehearsal last night. It was well after midnight as we changed back into our normal clothes and started to make our way home. The rehearsal had been brought forward 24hours as the forecast for today is not good. We have had torrential downpours here during the last couple of days but last night the weather was good and we got through the rehearsal with no rain. For the third night running one of the scenes I am in was changed. I am told this is normal but for a production of this size but for the majority of the performers we have found some of the changes difficult to pick up. But last night it all came together and the final changes certainly improved the staging of the final scene. If you are watching the ceremony I am on the centre stage after the oath has been taken and also in the final scene.

38 comments:

  1. I'll be watching. Sad about the rain. I was watching a football match from there last night and it was pouring. Hope it clears for the opening. Break a leg , I think that is what you say to performers instead of good luck.

    ReplyDelete
  2. How exciting ...I'll be watching and I hope the weather is just perfect for the occasion.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can't wait! Exciting, exciting!!! Just don't get eaten by that lion we hear is wandering around... ;o)
    Hope you guys get good weather for tomorrow night!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fingers crossed for the rain to let up, just for you! I look forward to it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, so exciting to act at such a stage for your coming out as an "actres"....

    ReplyDelete
  6. If I do catch the ceremony I will be sure to watch out for you. This is so wonderful you participating. I’m sure it has been a lot of work and also A LOT of fun!!! I can well imagine your excitement when the event actually begins. Best of luck for all of this to go really well!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is terrific! And how wonderful indeed that you'll be participating!! So exciting!! I'll be holding good thoughts for all of you! Thanks for sharing the fun and the excitement! I look forward to reading more about the event!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. It sounds so exciting! I'll be looking for you.

    ReplyDelete
  9. that will be fun to try to spot you ....hope it goes well, the Olympics have been such a wonderful experience for everyone, nice that you get to participate in it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I only wish the weather will be good for the ceremony ! Here it's raining too !

    ReplyDelete
  11. I wish you lots of good luck and a beautiful sky with a happy sun to enhance the festivities for the hardworking athletes! You look happy enough on the photo! Thanks for your visit!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am surprised you are not exhausted. You have really worked very hard on all this over the last month or so. I am impressed.

    Mollyxxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi there - just starting to get the TV warmed up for some more olympics!

    The necessary evil of work keeps me from guiding most of the time - although I can point you in the way of a coffee in Melbourne!!

    Cheers - SM

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great shot and fantastic that you are performing in it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What an awesome photo ~ Wow! ~ wondering what you are rehearsing? ~ Carol (A Creative Harbor)

    Lovely to have you come by ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello Fun60,
    What a wonderful experience you are going to have! I pray for a beautiful weather on that day!! The tower looks like dancing.
    keiko

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a great structure! Nice shot.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love this photo, great framing.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, that lighting is sure effective. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I hope the weather cooperates for these games and ceremonies. Your night photo of the orbit is beautiful. I really like the color you've captured.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I hope the weather is good and how wonderful of you to do this..Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very dramatic shot! I like the merry-go-round photo too. Thanks for visiting:)

    ReplyDelete
  23. sounds like excitement is in the air. hope the weather will be co-operative.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I wondered what that was when I saw the Olympics highlights! It sounds like you are all excited and I am so happy for you! Break a leg!

    ReplyDelete
  25. That's a nice night shot and something I'd like to see if I ever make it back to England. Good luck with the ceremony!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh I know it went beautifully and I wish I could have seen it!

    ReplyDelete
  27. How exciting to be part of the paraolympics! Hope the weather was better than expected.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Interesting to be part of the team. Lovely structure. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  29. WAU - where a great picture you show :)
    Hanne Bente

    ReplyDelete
  30. Have a 7 year old who has cerebral palsy. I tell him, he can go on the Olympics, He was so happy when I tell him about Paraolympics

    ReplyDelete
  31. no idéa of what this is all about. But it is a great shot.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Were you onstage during the book part? With Ian McKellen? Was an absolutely beautiful bit! And the Welsh singer gave me goosebumps! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Was BEAUTIFUL!!! Ran a bit late though... my bed is calling for me, loudly! I can only imagine how exhausted you must be... or perhaps the adrenaline boost of such a magnificent event will keep you celebrating through the night? Anyhow: BRAVO!!!

    Can't wait to hear more details! ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Interesting and vibrant sculpture. Good luck with your event. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great photo! I wish you loads of luck on this project! It sounds very exciting. . .stay dry!

    ReplyDelete

Thank-you for reading my blog. I would love to read your comments.