We’re back from Tofino after a wonderful week away. We caught the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics on Friday at the end of our vacation… if you haven’t already seen this brilliant James Bond segment, we highly, highly, highly recommend it.
Buckingham Palace released a statement over the weekend confirming that the footman was not an actor, that the corgis were indeed, Royal ones (Monty, Willow and Holly), and that the Queen had been “delighted” to be involved. Her only stipulation in filming was that she be allowed to choose what she wore (not a bad idea, based on some of the outfits of previous Bond girls). Danny Boyle, who directed the opening ceremonies, also confirmed that the Queen lived up to her nickname of “One-Take Windsor” and said that both Daniel Craig and the corgis needed several takes to get their parts right. All I can say is that this settles it: QEII is utterly awesome. Full stop.(our other favourite parts of the opening ceremonies were the lighting of the cauldron and this performance by the London Symphony and “special” guest)