Saturday, 28 July 2012

Olympic Pride

Well, what did you think of the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Me? Bursting with patriotic pride, I thought it was fantastic. It opened with an incredibly pure young voice singing that great British anthem Jerusalem. That was Humphrey, Kiki and Monty's cousin. Well done Humphrey, what a brave young man at the age of eleven, to sing like that in front of 80,000 people (and a billion more on television worldwide!)

Here are the four cousins together on an adventure day out to the zoo earlier this year. If I can get a clip of him singing from YouTube, I'll post it soon




and here is a quick card I made today, the rings were cut with the silhouette feature on George, the star and font is from Making the Grade


I found some music brads which were perfect




It will be mailed to him first thing tomorrow.

Wasn't the Queen a good sport? Mind you it just shows you are never too old to resist an offer from James Bond.......




25 comments:

KraftyKaren said...

How fabulous and he has such a beautiful voice - I had the sniffles at that point as it was my school hymn. Fab ceremony - the James Bond bit was great and I loved Mr Bean too

eiyiyi said...

How exciting. He was absolutely stunning. Congrats to Humphrey from me. Hugs, eileen

eiyiyi said...

How exciting. He was absolutely stunning. Congrats to Humphrey from me. Hugs, eileen

CG said...

I am watching the ceremonies now in the US ... he was wonderful!

kisatrtle said...

Watching now in the US. Loving it! Great job!

Glennis said...

Finished watching a couple of hours ago here in NZ - fabulous!!

nannapat said...

Well done Humphrey! I was amazed at his composure for such a yonug age - a beautiful voice. It was my school hymn when I was at Bicester Grammar school so it brought back a few memories! Have a lovely weekend. Pat x

Craftychris said...

How fantastic, your family must be so incredibly proud, Humphrey has a beautiful voice and what an achievement! The photo of the cousins is fab as is the card, Humphrey will love it. The ceremony was so cool! xx

Anonymous said...

Just finished watching the replay of the Opening Ceremony here in the States. Wow! A wonderful job and very inspiring. Lots of amazing talent, but in my opinion your cousin Humphrey provided the most beautiful moment of the entire show. I've never heard a more flawless, more moving, or overall stunning rendition of Jerusalem. What a rare gift! Your family must be very proud. My congratulations to the young man. - RF

Susan said...

The whole ceremony was fabulous! I loved the whole premise....the digital voyage on the Thames, the Tempest, the historical journey, the humor, the reverence...every bit. And Humphrey?? Astounding!! What a remarkable performance! That young man has an incredible presence and voice and must have ice water in his veins as he gave no indication at all that he had a clue there were a billion people hanging on every note!!
What a spectacular start to this wonderful event! You all should be beaming with pride!
Well done GB!
Sue Brailey

Carole Beath said...

En, how absolutely wonderful for the opportunity for Humphrey, and how proud the family is to have this seen by so many.
Carole

Kristie Maynard said...

I have it on DVR and only saw the end, I'll be watching it in the next day or so. Can't wait to see this little guy!
What a great card you have made for him. I'm sure he'll love it and will probably have enough pictures and cards etc for a whole scrapbook.
Congrats to Humphrey for doing such an amazing thing!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Omg Humphrey was awesome! What a voice on that kid! You guys must be very proud! I love your card, Enfys and I'm sure he'll love it too!

Jessica said...

Everyone says the Queen has a great sense of humor. So I wasn't surprised at her being willing to go for it. LOL And they did a fab job at making it look like she jumped from the helicopter! lol I missed the very beginning of the Opening. DRAT! So I missed Humphrey. What a wonderful experience for him, and I know y'all are so proud of him. Well done indeed! I'll be looking for a video with his song. I loved the whole opening, and loved the way they lit the flame. Letting the flame take center stage instead of the carrier. Great Job to all the creators and actors and volunteers. TFS Hugs,Jess

MizMaryAnn said...

How exciting for Humphrey. I loved his voice. The ceremony was awesome and the Queen's entry waa so funny. What a wonderfully good sport. I heard she had fun filming it. No wonder you are bursting with pride.

pcrusberg said...

The opening ceremonies were so moving. Humphrey has a pure voice and he performed beautifully! Congratulations to him. The card is perfect.

Sandra H said...

Oh wow well done to him you must be so proud too! xx

nikkib said...

It was lovely, Jerusalem was my school song and I also had it at my wedding ... fantastic ceremony... congrats to Humphrey, very brave...

Nannieflash said...

Your grandchildren are just so gorgeous, and Im not surprised your so proud of them. hugs Shirleyxxx

Maryellen Webber said...

I love today's Olympic Rings card you made for Humphrey. The Opening
Ceremonies were amazing! Love the
scenes with James Bond and the Queen, that was priceless.

Hugs,
Maryellen

BettyBee said...

We have been watching as a family, and absolutely loved the opening ceremonies! Congratulations to Humphrey and your family. Love the card you have made for him. This will be something he will remember forever. The whole experience is truly awesome. I have two friends who will be competing in the paralympics, so we are staying tuned in for a while. Yay, London!

cardchick's world said...

OH! how exciting is that!!!!! when you said it was a cousin of your grandchildren...I was just as proud!!! CONGRATS to HUMPHREY
your card is a perfect fit..what a great memory to have and keep...

misteejay said...

It would be impossible not to be proud of that young man - Congratulations Humphrey; an outstanding performance.

Enfys that card will be a something to treasure along with his memories.

The opening ceremony certainly lived up to the "Inspire a generation" motto - all those children who were involved couldn't be anything but.

Toni xx

Kim. said...

Oh wow what a proud moment not only for you but for your grandchildren to see their cousin singing on tv. He was fabulous, such a strong voice and such courage.
Kim xXx

CraftyCooky said...

Wow, this is fantastic. What an honour for him and the parents and everyone one close to him. Great news.
Hugs
Claire