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I love the Olympics & Team GB are amazing!

I confess that I’ve got nothing done this week. I’ve seriously just been glued to my TV watching every event I possibly can and have been loving every second! And then re-watching it again on the Olympic roundup every night until the early hours. I’m so pleased that I have a ‘flexible’ job! So this weekend saw the most successful day for Team GB for 104 years with six gold medal wins on day eight of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Simply amazing! Here’s some of the amazing medal winners (couldn’t fit them all on now that we have 16 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze medals!):

As you know, I’m really rooting for all the female athletes and celebrating girl power on Twitter each time the GB ladies bring home a medal! And I’m so pleased for Andy Murray finally getting his win at Wimbledon against Roger Federer. What an amazing time to take the win! Well done Jess Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ben Ainslie who did fantastically well this weekend – it must be tough when everyone ‘expects’ you to win; imagine the added pressure on top of the athletes’ own desperation to do their best at the home Olympic games! I think that the whole of the Olympics has been amazing so far, and the athletes are inspirational – keep up the good work Team GB!


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The Olympic Torch Relay – in a town near you!

Yesterday the Olympic torch passed through Suffolk so I went to our local town to see it go by. Although I’m always keen to join in local events (such as the Diamond Jubilee, see my pics here) I wasn’t quite prepared for just how exciting it would be to see the Olympic torch pass by!

It had a bit of a wait for it to arrived, but this was punctuated with other pockets of excitement – the lead Olympic car driving past, the bus transporting all the torchbearers, the support lorries with music blaring – a very festive atmosphere and the time went really quickly. Luckily enough the next torch-bearer (called Alex) was dropped off the bus and was waiting to receive the flame right in front of us! (So of course mum ran over to have a photo taken with him!) All of a sudden the Olympic flame was approaching and it was a pretty quick process from it being spotted in the distance to the lighting of the next torch – called ‘the kiss’, which meant that the Olympic flame stopped right in front of us and gave us all a great photo opportunity!

Pretty soon, the torch-bearer was off on the next leg of the relay and disappeared into the distance. So it was quite a brief experience but SO exciting – I’d totally underestimated how amazing it would be! Definitely worth getting a little bit wet in the drizzle to see the kind of event that you’d tell your grandchildren about one day! If you can get to see the Olympic torch on the last part of its journey around the country, please do – its pretty cool!


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Tuesday Shoesday – Sporty AND glamourous?!

Its Wimbledon this week and the Olympics are just around the corner so I thought I’d focus this week’s Tuesday Shoesday on sports shoes. But I’m not just talking trainers (although we all love a no-hassle comfy plimsoll every now and then), I mean über-glam footwear – high-heeled sports shoes!

Wedge-heeled trainers (such as these above designed by Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs) are a key look for this season’s sports luxe trend and are being snapped up by celebrities worldwide including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Miranda Kerr (above). Some are designed to look like trainers on the outside with a hidden heel on the inside offering extra height and leg-lengthening properties, where other designs have brazenly added a big wedge heel to a standard sports pump. Here’s some wedge-trainers from Jules B, Adidas and Puma plus some glitzy stiletto Nikes too! Amazing what different varieties of sexy-sport-shoe you can buy if you’ve got enough spare cash!

 

And finally, here’s a slightly less-glam version of the heeled-sports-shoe; it’s a stiletto heel designed in the style of stepped-in chewing gum. Eew!