There has been a lot said and written about the London Olympics; the opening ceremony, the coverage, and the traffic. Many journalists criticized the lighting of the flame by unknown young athletes because they wanted somebody famous.

What???

That’s exactly who should be lighting the flame. Did someone miss the metaphor of a famous athlete passing on the torch to the future generation. Isn’t that what Life is all about?

Oh I forgot, commentators who earn multi-millions exposing their inflated egos on TV are not necessarily gifted with intelligence, just an ability to read a teleprompter.

Some American TV journalists inappropriately sought to inject International Politics during the Parade of Nations for whatever personal agenda they have going. Very tedious. I muted those guys, oh the joys of the TV remote.

The Opening ceremony was brilliant, in keeping with the true nature of the Games and a moving expression of Hope for the future of a free, democratic and caring Society. To me it showed off everything that is unique, fresh, and magnanimous about the British, with the underlying theme of a ‘wicked’ sense of humour, and the ability of the country to laugh at itself in the midst of a vicious depression.

Even the Queen.

How brilliant was the Bond vignette? 

The locations chosen are superb. Who would have thought that Horse Guards Parade would be the location for Beach Volleyball? So there’s a bit of a traffic problem. Hello everybody, there’s a traffic problem in London every day, let alone when hosting the world’s biggest sporting event.

To all the detractors out there I say “Get a Life”. Britain is doing what Britain does best. In times of trouble the country pulls together, the themes are of unity, social justice and caring, executed with humour, excitement and fun. London has welcomed the world and I for one am going to sit back and enjoy the rest of the Games with all the thrills, difficulties and quirks that make each Summer Olympics a unique occasion.

I am proud of my British heritage.  Thank you Britain.