It was a good filled weekend I can say.
First Friday I did all shopping that was necessary so I was "free"on Saturday. Weather wasn;t all too bad, although it was rainy, most annoying was( and still will be this week) the hard wind. But till now it keeps winter away, LOL.
We did go to Séverine's birthday party on Saturday, of course, but not till a bit later in the afternoon. We first wanted to see the olympic speedskating competition of the 5000 mtr. for men. And oh my, it was a GREAT day for us. The 3 medals were all for our Dutch skaters! We hoped ( and counted a bit on it) that our best skater, Sven Kramer, would win the gold, but you never know till it's done, is it?
He was amazing, (even skated a new Olympic time)but then also to win the silver and bronze, was fantastic.
Wonderful for our skaters was that our king handed over the medals, it makes it even a bit more special!
Of course we also watched some of the other sports taking place, but I was a bit disppointed that there wasn;t a too long coverage of the figure skating. I love to see that, and there were some amazing performances already. I can understand that it is difficult to give a good coverage of all that is taking place in one day, but I truly hope we will see a bit more of the figure skating.
Sunday also there was a speedskating event to watch, the 3000 mtr. for women. There it wouldn;t be obvious if our best skater would win the gold, strong competition to deal with. But Ireen Wüst was soooo strong, she did beat all and won the gold in a terrific race.
Former gold winner Martina Sablikova, got the silver, and 3rd place was for a Russian lady, Olga Graf. And it is always wonderful to see the happiness and joy on the faces. And really understandable, it takes a lot of hard work of many years, and if all comes together just on the moment it is needed, you can be proud of yourself!
I have a photo of the 3 winner, not yet with the medals, because they will receive it today.
Again there will be, among other events of course, some speedskating today to watch, it is the 500 mtr. sprint for men. Oh my, that will be a very exciting competition! We have some real good sprinters, that could go for a medal, but it isn;t obvious that they will win one. Just one little mistake made and all illusions could be gone! And there is a strong field, so we will see what happens.
But in between all that wintersport and some other programs on tv, and some housework even done, I even managed to do some designing. Not too much, but I finished a kit, which I will have to upload, after making the preview and I even started a new one.
I will have to do somewhere this week a bit of more serious work, I guess, like getting together all needed for the taxes again(yak), have to deal with some more paper stuff, not all of my favourite time spending. But it has to be done and better do it all at once, if possible, so I can forget about it again for a longer time ROFL!
Okay, have to get busy a bit, must think also of something for dinner this evening( sometimes it is hard to keep a good variety in it, to come up every day with something different, which isn;t taking too uch time and still is tasty, it's the curse of almost all of us I think , hahaha).
What about a bit of Nostalgic looking kit? I have this one for you, named Temps Perdu( Lost time), and you will have a fantastic add[on from Arlene again, with a great quickpage!
Have a wonderful day and stay safe!