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Weekend Plans – Ready for the London Olympics!

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe the London 2012 Olympic games are finally here! I’ve been waiting for this day since the closing ceremonies in Beijing. I am a huge Olympics fan. During the Beijing games, Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal on my 18th birthday. My friends and I were having a sleepover, so we huddled around the TV to watch him make history. Actually…I couldn’t watch the last few laps because I was so nervous! My friends kept telling me to turn around but I just couldn’t take the excitement!! When he won we practically exploded!!! It was such an amazing moment. That’s what I love about the Olympics. For a few weeks we all come together to cheer on the best athletes in the world. We always need a little unity. :)

I baked some earl grey muffins this morning to enjoy during the opening ceremonies. A little tea tribute to the London games! :) It might be a thousand degrees outside, but that won’t stop me from drinking tea, knitting, and having a muffin! I’ll just turn down my AC for the next few hours. Let the games begin!

Who else is super excited about the Olympics? What is your favorite sport to watch?

  1. Jen says:

    I baked muffins today and I love the olympics too! Enjoy the games!

  2. that UK beanie would be perfect for the foggy-cold san francisco summer :)
    xxom

  3. that UK beanie would be perfect for the foggy-cold san francisco summer :)
    xxom

  4. that UK beanie would be perfect for the foggy-cold san francisco summer :)
    xxom

  5. that UK beanie would be perfect for the foggy-cold san francisco summer :)
    xxom

  6. rebekah drey says:

    I love the Olympics. I love to watch any short race, it just really gets the heart rate up! Also, the opening ceremony is always so much fun!

    -BekahDrey

  7. kinga says:

    I’m super excited for the Olympics, too!

  8. Georgia says:

    oh, seems like fun! those muffins look delicious :)

    georgia
    edelweissmoons.blogspot.com/

  9. Shannon says:

    I’ve never heard of earl grey muffins before! They sound like the perfect breakfast treat. Thank you for sharing.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

  10. those look delish! :) and personally, i love watching track, just marvelling at how fast the runners are and how close it can be between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd *___*

  11. nikkijoy says:

    I always love seeing English-ness through non-English eyes, you make us look so adorable!! Hehe. Please please share the recipe for those muffins… they look so good! Hope you have a lovely weekend =)

  12. sarahelana says:

    So excited for the Olympics!!! During the summer, I love swimming, gymnastics, and track & Field. For winter, I love ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding. Now that you’ve talked about baking with tea so many times, I’m going to have to try it. The muffins look delicious :)

  13. llamachick says:

    I would enjoy it more if I could have gotten away from London in time to appreciate it from a distance! It’s a major pain but I will enjoy watching the aquatic events and the gymnastics on TV/iPlayer. The weather has cooled down again over here so it’s more enjoyable to go and watch it on the big screens in Victoria Park, with a picnic in tow.

  14. F&M earl grey is the best, though I think you’ve used another brand since they don’t come with tags? I think not…though I always buy loose tea there.
    This recipe looks gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Sweet film. x

  15. I’m not so fussed about the actual sports, but I LOVED the opening ceremony last night – I made me feel proud to be British. :)

  16. this is really cute and now I’m COMPLETELY distracted by earl grey muffins!

    <3
    The Flight of Fancy

  17. Xixia says:

    Oh goodness, I’m a huge Olympics fan as well. Though it was the 2008 Olympics that converted me. The atmosphere, and the beauty of the opening ceremony and everything else related to it…I was in awe. ^^
    Anyways, I like your collection of objects for this Olympic weekend! And yum, Earl Grey muffins sound scrumptious.
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  18. This is so cute! Yes, we LOVE the Olympics and we also love everything British, so this is like doubly exciting around here. That opening ceremony was phenomenal! We love Cycling and Beach Volleyball.

  19. This looks like the nicest way to watch the opening ceremony!
    Where is the recipe for the earl grey muffins from? I must try them!
    Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
    Ellie xo

  20. KAT says:

    I’ve got a bad case of Olympic fever and no way to watch it! I always love watching the swimming events, gymnastics, soccer, and sometimes volleyball (indoors & beach). (Funny- all sports that related to me- I almost played volleyball in middle school, played soccer for half my life, always wanted to be a gymnast, and I love swimming). Now if only I had cable :(

  21. I think gymnastics is my favorite to watch. They’re so strong and graceful at the same time!

    ♥ LW

  22. Lesley says:

    I’ve wanted to make that Union Jack tea cozy since you first posted it. Still have to do it!

  23. Grace says:

    Mmmm those muffins sound really good! You nicely worded the excitement of the Olympics, I think it is very emotional! (I am always close to tears every time a game/race is over, no matter who has won the gold) My favorite summer sports are swimming, badminton, archery (which I don’t see on tv too often), gymnastics, beach volley ball, and cycling… okay, so all of them! :)

  24. Merry Alana says:

    I also love the Olympics, just as much as you, by the sounds of it! I do love the swimming (and staring at Ryan Lochte) but as a former rower, rowing is definitely my absolute favourite. Cheering for the Canadian Men’s Eight!

  25. Did you watch the opening ceremony? I was so good : ) I managed to get tickets so I’ m going next week – CAN’T WAIT! x

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