My husband Paul, sister Lee and myself all made the trip to the UK to watch Matt and Watchi compete at the Games. We stayed at Greenwich in a little unit, walking distance to the equestrian venue. It was great to be so close and to be able to catch up with Matt most days.
As well as taking in the showjumping events, we had plenty of time to visit a few galleries. Lee and I made use of the river ferries (clippers), very easy travel, we were lucky to miss all the crowds. We visited the Tate Modern (exhibition of Edvard Munch), Tate Britain, the V&A (our favourite) and of course a visit to Liberty.....how beautiful is that shop?
I love the printmakers of the UK and bought many cards and books of their work. Came home with some treasures from a Greenwich bric-a-brac shop, fabrics and way too many goodies. Some serious stressing when it was time to board the flight home, but got everything back and I am enjoying looking at them all now.
View of the London Bridge with the Olympic Rings taken from the clipper (not a great photo)
Taken on our first day, catching up with Matt in Greenwich.
Matt and Watchi London 2012
Unfortunately a disappointing start for the pair of them on the first day of competition, but I was very proud of how they re-focused and went out the next day and did a super round in the Teams event. They are both now back in the USA, competing again (New York this weekend) and doing very well. Both back in form which is wonderful.
Some cloth awaiting my attention....
And I am back home, ready to get back into some stitching again with Jude and my fellow clothmates. Maybe these two pieces I started before I went overseas will make their way into a cloth some time soon?
AN EFFORT MADE
Have a lovely week and hopefully next week I will have some more stitching to show you and news from my trip.
Lovely to be home again!