Monday, February 17, 2014

More good news from the Olympics.

Goodmorning everybody!

Friday I managed to go out for some shopping without having to put extra weight in the pockets of my coat LOL! There still was a rather fierce wind, but I went out in time.
Also Saturday the wind was blowing hard, but it calmed down later and it looks to be much more quiet now looking out of the window.
When I came home on Friday afternoon Jan just went out, for a little trip into town centre. Not for anything special, but good thing he got out of the house for a while.

Gosh, soon in March there will be a Nuclear Security Summit, taking place in The Hague. What a mess it will be during and around that time! Parts of The hague will be almost not reachable for "normal"people, for security reasons, areas around The Hague a traffic mess, etc.!
It will be something like this
On Monday, 24 March and Tuesday, 25 March 2014 The Hague will be welcoming delegations from more than 50 countries who will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). In total 58 world leaders, 5,000 delegates and 3,000 journalists will be coming to the summit at the World Forum. This means that extra traffic measures will be needed in the city.

The NSS is the largest summit ever to be organised in the Netherlands. In order to ensure that it runs smoothly, special traffic and security measures will be in force from Saturday, 22 March up to and including Tuesday, 25 March. The measures are designed to achieve the right balance between security and access. Nonetheless, however, you may find that traffic is seriously disrupted: the roads in and around The Hague will be very busy before and especially during the NSS. Parking will be prohibited in certain streets. It will still be possible to reach The Hague, but you are strongly advised to use public transportation.
Traffic measures subject to change

Certain roads and lanes in and around The Hague will be closed temporarily while the delegations travel from one place to another. All traffic measures are subject to change – this applies up to and including the days of the summit itself.
Area around the World Forum

A number of streets in the area around the World Forum will be closed from Saturday, 22 March until Tuesday, 25 March:

If anybody is interested about the why's hows and more of this summit I have a link for you

But in all we will have a period then that it will be hard to travel around in our city, and not metioning the money that will spend to have this summit, all the security etc. etc.
I don;t think a lot of people will be very happy with the event LOL!

It will be next month so first things first. Some great news about the Olympics again for us Dutchies LOL! We won the first olympic medal EVER on a shorttrack skating event!
Now short track isn;t a real favourite of mine, I do admire the skaters and their skills, but i think also a big part of luck is playing in it. Okay, lots of people will not agree with me, perhaps, then sorry, but it.s the way I feel about it. Nevertheless it's wonderful that finally we are doing better and better in this sport.
Gold medallist Russia's Victor An (C), silver medallist Russia's Vladimir Grigorev (L) and bronze medallist Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands
celebrate during the victory ceremony for the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 15, 2014.

Then there was speedskating 1500 mtrs. for men, and the result was great but terrible.

Poland's Zbigniew Brodka captured gold in the men's 1,500-meter race, posting a time that was just three-thousandths of a second better than the Netherlands' Koen Verweij.
It was just that close.
Verweij was forced to settle for silver.
Canada's Denny Morrison captured bronze, his second medal of the Sochi Games.
But yesterday we had the 1500 mtrs. for women and the result of that was completely amazing!
And you know what? Our 4th skater on this event Marit Leenstra, came on the 4th place. Complete overrule here I guess.
Tomorrow will be a big day for us again, then the 10 km. men will take place, with our all over favourite Sven Kramer. I hope he will do well and get his gold medal.

Also watched yesterday the short programme of ice dancing. Oh my God, how beautiful is that! Today they will skate their long program and it will be a great competition!
I already am looking forward to that.

So tomorrow will be filled for a part with watching the speed skating I better do some work around here today! May be I even can give Jan a very needed haircut.
First the freebie for today.
What about a kind of fantasy kit after a long time? It's named Dreamland, with fairies and sparkles and such. With a very "dreamy"add-on from Arlene!
Have a wonderful day.
Download    HERE

Download    HERE


Edna B said...

Congratulations on those wonderful medals!! I can't wait to see more of the ice dancing. I think it is just so beautiful. Maybe when the NSS is in town, it will also bring in some needed monies. Make sure to do all your shopping before this thing starts so you won't have to go in town during the event. I will watch to see if they show any of it on TV.

Your new kit and Arlene's add-ons are just beautiful. After all this yucky winter weather, a fantasy kit makes one feel good. I'm at work and getting ready to start packing up my things to go home soon. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you for these lovely downloads...

Corrine Corbin said...

Thank you for the cute goody package. It looks like something I can put to use with my Gr-Grand daughter Kadence.

And a hearty congratulations to the Dutch for winning all those medals.

I never watched the speed skating before...I thought it was boring but it's actually exciting to watch them race so fast and hold your breath when it looks like someone will get in someone else's way. Wow...they have had some crashes!

Corrine Corbin said...

Thanks for the goodies this morning.
Thanks for the kind thoughts on my blog. I still have the sore throat but I'm eating a lot of cough drops and hot coffee.
I have finally managed to put a cbox on my blog! Yeah me!!

Галина Косинова said...

Большое спасибо за Ваши шедевры - красота !!!!!

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Congratulations on all those medals...the races have been very exciting...those ladies are AWESOME.
Glad you get fair warning about the NSS meeting, hopefully, you will not need to be anywhere near all that mess during....LOL! Thanks for the lovely kit and thank Arlene for me as well...lovely gifts from both of you....I have a new background you should see...looks so SPRINGY...ROFL!
Thanks my dear for all you share! Wasn't the long skate totally awesome? I would not like to be a judge as they were all very lovely and well done, but guess it was just our time for Gold. Gotta get my blog visiting done before it starts again...I am getting so lazy just sitting and watching all this, but I so love to and who is there to say I can't, my girls just love piling up with me and Tom just sleeps through it all until time to eat....LOL! Check in again soon. Hugs to both of you!
Mat :)