We’ve had 5 days of high temperatures here, around 32C (89 degrees) every day. For my country that is hot and for me too. We have a sea climate, normal temperatures in Summer are around 22C (71 degrees) I can’t stand this kind of heat in my country very well and every day it lasted I got less energy, less hungry, more headaches and became more tired. I’m glad this was a recovery week because I haven’t done much, no energy. Saturday cooler weather arrived and I’m back to my normal self.
The Olympic Games started and I try to watch the sports that interest me. Our little country has won 2 medals so far. A silver medal for our girls at the 4×100 m Freestyle Relay at swimming. We were the favorite for the gold medal but the American girls were stronger than us. Yesterday Marianne Vos won the woman’s cycling road race, man that girl can bike. She’s awesome and totally deserved the gold medal.
We are a small country compared to for example the US, Canada, Australia, China, Germany and Russia but we have some changes to win medals. Marianne Vos can still win some bike races. Anky van Grunsven at the Equestrian team and individual dressage. Our men and women hockey team. Maybe some rowing teams. But our best chances are for Epke Zonderland at the horizontal bar at the gymnastics and Ranomi Kromowidjojo at the 50m and 100m freestyle swimming.
Besides that I want to watch Athletics next week, especially the running events and Usian Bolt.
Do you watch the Olympics and if so, what sports do you watch?
Book I’m reading
George R.R. Martin
Song of Ice and Fire – Book 3 A Storm Of Swords part 2, Blood and Gold
Finished part 1 last week and immediately continued with part 2 of book 3.
TV shows I watched last week
Didn’t watch much TV last week because it was too nice in the evenings to be inside and I spend most of my nights outside reading or making puzzles.
Last week I worked on “Two Parrots”. The second pic is where I was last time, the last one where I am now. The difference between the two photos is about 3 hours, to give you an idea how much work cross stitching is and why it’s taking so long to finish a piece. But I don’t mind, for me it’s one of the most relaxing things I can do.