Wednesday, 8 August 2012


I am self-diagnosing myself !
I have lazy-itis (BIG TIME). I've had it before and I'm sure I'll have it again.
This time I think it was brought on by completely-shattered-itis.
I've been doing more shifts and much longer shifts in the cafe where I work, because the sun is finally out in the UK, and everyone wants to sit on our decking right on the beach.

My lazy-itis and completely-shattered-itis have been compounded by Olympic Fever (BIG TIME).
I'm the least sporty person you are ever going to meet, and I never even tried to get tickets, but from the moment I started watching the Opening Ceremony I've been obsessed.
Team GB is doing incredibly well, and I feel so proud. It's great to not only watch our achievements but watch our commentators delight in all high achievers from countries across the world.
Although our audiences are extremely vocal when cheering on British athletes, I hope other nations have experienced encouragement here too, and enjoyed their Olympic experience.

It's very easy to diagnose the end of Olympic Fever - I know it will be over in a few days. I don't need a doctor to tell me that my temperature will go down and I will be back to normal, as long as I can get through my lazy-itis.

I definitely need to get over this soon, so that I can check out all your posts - I'm sure I've missed some great stuff !

(OOOOh, my temperature just went up - a certain US hurdler called Mr. Richarson, just got a Silver medal - that is one gorgeous man !!!)


  1. Haha - yep I can safely say I'm also suffering from lazy-itis....need to get motivated again. Hope you are doing well hun xxx

  2. I wondered what was up because you had not posted in 2 weeks. I didn't even think about the Olympics- we don't own a TV. I assumed you were working a lot at the cafe. Glad it is just a temporary itis.

    I went to my classroom for the first time in 2 months and ended up spending the entire day. I love my work, but I am going to miss all the time I had this summer for projects.

    Work sure gets in the way of play!

  3. Ha! Your forgiven :) It must be such hard work at the cafe. I remember how tired I used to get after a busy day and night at my parents restaurant. But summer is def. time to slow down. It has been so HOT here today (too hot to paint...). We're also enjoying the olympics. So fun. Luke just doesn't like the American commentators.

  4. have fun watching the olympics, fiona:)

  5. I hear ya! Between long work hours covering for other's vacation time, family stuff, and our own vacation time, blogging has taken a back seat for a while. Enjoy the celebrations and your down time! We've got a long winter ahead. :@

  6. Oh I'm so glad to hear from you! I was afraid you had worked yourself to death. Glad you are enjoying the Olympics..there is nothing wrong with relaxing a little. That is not laziness!

  7. I concur! But I think it's allowed - every four years - but then there's the winter Olympics in between as well! Mine hits me every two years! Get well soon (though I must say I always feel worse when they are over!) Fx

  8. I've been wondering what you've been up to. I've been busy watching the Olympics and wishing I had been in London for the games. I just love them. And I'm so sad that they are over. Get some rest and take care of yourself.


  9. I am so sorry, I think you might have caught it from me.


  10. Fiona, the Olympics are over. And while you Brits did a wonderful job hosting, it is time to post another blog. It does not need to be wonderful. You could do a review of tea. Earl Grey vs. Red Rose vs. Orange Pekoe.

  11. Fiona, we all get that sickness every once in a while.... Don´t worry it´ll pass...
    You were a great olympic´s host! and Congratulations on that!

  12. I had Olympic Fever when we hosted back in 2004, right from the amazingly executed Opening Ceremonies all the way to the closing. Ten years later, my Olympic Fever is back, this time from reading that many of the stadiums built to host these historical events are, sadly, in ruins, as is much of the country's economic state. Glad you had those 'high' temps and GB did so well!



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