I have to say that the Olympics have gotten off to a fantastic start.
Last night's opening ceremony was the perfect mix of patriotism, unnecessary self-indulgence and artsy-fartsy nonsense* - well done Mr Boyle!
But this speech
is possibly one of the best I have ever heard - magnificent British eccentricity at its best - well done Boris!
Unfortunately, Team GB haven't quite got going yet - but there is always tomorrow
*Excluded from my praise is the nightmare that is know as "Sir Paul (I can't sing but I can move like your uncle dancing with your fifteen year old cousin at a wedding) McCartney". Appalling. What an embarrassment. The man should be sectioned and never be allowed to appear in public again.