Six word Saturday


Did you watch the opening ceremony?

If so you were one of three billion, watching around the world.  I had no intention that this be my Six word Saturday this week, but I was drawn into these magical creations of the human mind.  Looking down on beautiful Rio from that tiny plane, I couldn’t help but smile.  If only we could keep that joy, and work together for a better world.

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy week.  Click on the YouTube link that comes up to watch the highlights.



  1. It was a fabulous opening ceremony. And I too wish we could work together – in love and inclusiveness – to make a better world. We’ve got a horrible, divisive political environment here in the USA right now. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, Jo. 🙂

    1. Hiya, Cathy. The highlight was a 65th birthday afternoon tea party with way too much cake 🙂 It seems to follow me everywhere! And you? Still counting down! 🙂

      1. Was it your birthday, Jo? Did I miss it? Oh dear. If so, I’m sorry! The too much cake never seems to affect you as you always look as trim as ever.

        Yep, counting down. I haven’t started an ounce of packing and you know what a dilemma that is for me! 🙂

  2. I am Brazilian and the opening ceremony certainly has made us proud. Brazil is going though some hard times and hosting the games has been very controversial, but I do hope that it will all be worth in the end. Thanks Jo😄

  3. The digital images were incredible – we lost power about one hour in, but it came back on in time for us to see the American athletes come into the stadium. I love see what the different countries’ athletes are wearing.

  4. A bit. But I wasn’t very impressed. Too tired perhaps to take it in. I’m sure I’ll end up watching some of it, but to be honest the Olympics doesn’t do a lot for me.

      1. I haven’t got a clue what’s on when. I just like the pretty pictures of Rio 🙂 🙂 My 6 words were going to be much more to your taste but I got sidetracked. On hold for next week 🙂 🙂

    1. This games has been fraught so far, and there are demonstrations on the streets from those who’d like a better life and a little more consideration in Brazil. But the display they put on was magnificent. 🙂

  5. Reading your description, I wish I had seen it. The YouTube link does not “work in my country”, it says, so we’ll try to watch the highlights later. You certainly inspired me to take a peek!

  6. I managed to catch most of the procession although I tuned in just after the Canadian team entered the stadium! Such controversy surrounding theses games. I hope that they go well & that the athletes participating have a wonderful experience 💛

    1. It must have been hard being an athlete with all that’s gone on, Lynn. I have no athletic ability whatsoever (walking aside 🙂 ) so I’m full of admiration.

      1. Yes, I agree Jo. It must have been a difficult decision for those that decided to not attend. So much hard work & dedication.

  7. Yes we watched the whole thing live – helps that we’re in a close time zone and have a public broadcaster. There were some inspirational parts for sure.
    I’ll second a wish for peace anytime Jo😊

  8. I didn’t watch it as I was asleep! Despite all the media surrounding the Olympics this time round, I thought this was great opening. There is something about sport that brings athletes and us together…the athletes pushing themselves to their full potential and us cheering them on. Very heartening all round 🙂

    1. Heavens! Wore out, Gilly 😦 I was at a Girl’s night and watched part of it with bleary eyes when I got home.
      A rare treat this weekend- no Sunday dinner to cook! We’re at a 65th birthday party tea 🙂 🙂 You too!

  9. Amen to your wish, and I may even watch it!! Have a lovely weekend, and a hug or two. Mine began with a predawn downpour and the builders started work at – wait for it – 4.30 am. A lazy weekend here: maybe an early walk tomorrow. An added complication – front door scanner thingy not working, so we can only go out one at a time!

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