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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Olympic Garden Volleyball

Ever since we went to see Olympic Volleyball on 31st July, Nicholas James (my sporty Gregor) has been clamouring for a volleyball game.  So yesterday the girls and I obliged.  We didn't have enough sports wear for 2 teams of 6 for the team volleyball we had seen, so went for 2 teams of 2, more like beach volleyball, but played on grass.  So it was Florence and Jakob playing Nicholas James and Miranda, with a great supportive crowd.

girls helping the dolls get ready for volleyball
Jakob does the first serve
while Florence gets ready to receive the ball back over the net
The Aussie girls sit on deck chairs with a tea party to watch
Miranda all ready to hit the ball
Jakob serves again
Nicholas James has a chance to serve
Florence serves
Miranda and Nicholas James do a great block near the net
Harriet, Peter and Samantha provide music to get the crowd in the mood
Volleyball spectators
Volleyball game in full swing
Nicholas James serves...
the ball comes flying over the net
Jakob hits it back again
the ball flies over the net again
Miranda gets ready to hit it back
and it goes back to the other side
In the end Jakob and Florence narrowly won the game,
so they got the medals but Miranda and Nicholas James got the cakes!
The crowd cheers the great Olympic Volleyball players on a bright summer's day!


Dee said...

Great post, love all the crowd getting into the spirit of the Olympic's and the band playing along.

Lucky your Doll's had four suitable white short sets in order to play against each other.Great action shots.

Serenata said...

Fabulous, what a great time had by all both spectators and competitors alike. Well done to both teams!

SewManyDolls said...

I love that you included the fans watching the game. Looks like you had a lot of fun

Anonymous said...

Fantastic post. What clever photography and discovering a ball like that was a good find. Great idea. Thank you so much for sharing. Loved the flags on the drums.
What a wonderful server Jacob is

DollMum said...

The ball is actually original Gregor Sport - it came in the box with Nicholas James.

Julieta said...

Hi! I love this post!
It's just great! All the pics are great. It was a most interesting match! I think all the lovely players are winners!

Kendal said...

Fantastic post. Obviously had some excellent help with the ball throwing to enable you to catch it on your camera. Great action and enjoyment shines through. I recognised the Gregor Sport yellow ball.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Volleyball on the TV, such a hectic and fast moving/scoring game. Had me exhausted just watching it.
I was planning to do a Sasha beach volleyball scene using my beach backdrop but still struggling to improvise a net to fix to my Sasha Doll clothes rail. (Had saved some of the red netting from the Tangerines and Satsumas but now can't find where I put them. Just typical!)
Sasha love and thanks for this superb post. From Kendal.

Theodora said...

I just love this post! What amazing action photos! So much detail! (so much hard work setting it all up!!!) The whole storyline is just wonderful. I am full of admiration. Thank you so much. xxx karin

moti said...

I´ve just discovered your blog, and I love it!!!, lovely collection and great action photos!!!!!
hugs from Spain!!!


Unknown said...

Very inspiring photography. It's a great reminder of a moment in time in London. Where did the Union Jack boots come from? I love them!

DollMum said...

The union jack boots came from the Sasha Festival in June 2012. Dawn Law and the other organisers did a wonderful collection of table gifts for the festival including the Olympic outfits.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for your reply; I've just had a look at the 2012 programme and I know my daughter and I would have loved it- we'll be looking out for next year's festival now! Thanks again!

DollMum said...

This was the first festival in England for 12 years, the 30th altogether - mostly they are held in the USA because most Sasha collectors live there, but we got lucky this year. I know that UK based collectors do have fun days but not 3 day festivals except when the main one comes to the UK, as it did this year.