The sheer excitement of the Olympics and the stunning TeamGB performances have me glued to the TV. The pressure is building on me as we approach a week’s holiday. Urgent and important council emails are things that I must do before our hols. Riveting Olympics TV is holding up their completion.
Must say that the BBC coverage has been excellent. I’ve enjoyed the expert commentary and enthusiasm from Mark Foster and the superb Ian Thorpe on the swimming, Mark Cavendish and Chris Boardman on track cycling, and the commentators on rowing and many more. So much to enjoy. I never imagined I’d find double trap shooting to be exciting. It was, and we marvellously won gold.
I’ve loved the massed waving of the Union Flags, and the noise from the spectators to any TeamGB performance. It’s patriotically uplifting.
Closer to home I watched Karina Bryant of the Camberley Judo Club in the Judo win a Bronze medal. The connection you feel to athletes when you’ve met them, and seen them perform up close, means you share the pain and pleasure in their performance. It’ll be an honour to congratulate Karina when the opportunity arises.
Anyway, must get on with my work.