Today is a BIG day in our house - the 2012 Summer Olympics begin! We love watching the Olympics, and we have a fun tradition for the Opening Ceremonies - for dinner that evening, we always eat "Food of the Hosting Country" while we watch the coverage. Italy and China were easy, but when the 2010 Games (Vancouver) arrived, I struggled because they eat basically the same things we in America eat. We finally decided to simplify (and cheat a bit) by doing Canadian Bacon pizza. A few months before the Olympics started, I happened to sit next to a Canadian couple during a flight and I quizzed them about "traditional Canadian foods". They humored me and finally remembered a great pastry Canadians enjoy: Beaver Tails (flat cinnamon and sugar pastries). I happened to come across something quite similar to what they described in our local market, which thrilled me! I documented our little party in my layout today.
I used an assortment of Ormolu goodies from several different lines, and they coordinated beautifully (as usual). The menu is written on a tag, and I used a Bungalow flapper at the top before tucking it behind the top photo on the layout. The GO! Dots & Spots globe was perfect for the layout so I incorporated it as part of the title.
My twelve year-old has been eagerly anticipating these Summer Games because they are in London! And London = Fish & Chips in his mind. So, we are going to be feasting on Fish & Chips, Bass Beer (root beer for the kids), Eton Mess (meringue / strawberries / whipped cream dessert), and tea and biscuits tonight. Just for the heads up (so you can plan ahead): the 2014 Winter Games will be in Sochi (Armenian Cuisine), and the 2016 Summer games will be in Rio (Carnivale, anyone?)!
Today is also a bittersweet one for me, as this is my final post on the Ormolu blog. I have been on the Creative Team for more than a year now, and I will miss it immensely! Ormolu is an amazing company and Kaitlin is a joy to work with. I have also enjoyed getting to know my fellow team members - they are all incredible women. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Oromolu - I'm sure it will be fabulous!