Also Babyman (henceforth to be known as 'DestructoBoy' - 'but a goodie DestructoBoy, make sure you tell your bloggers that Mama, I'm a goodie DestructoBoy!') has been glued to the television every morning watching the dedicated freeview Olympic channels and BBC1 breakfast roundup. The first Saturday we were lazing on the yellow couch watching Ben Ainslie zip miles ahead of the competition in the sailing and I was trying to explain the premise of competitive watercraft (HA! Like I would know!) when he suddenly shouted out 'That one is cheating!' and pointed to the camera speedboat. I smile at his earnestness and innocence, my sweet DestructoBoy.
As we snuggled on the couch I was transported back to the 1976 Olympics. The first ones I remember. I lay on the couch with my Dad watching the steeplechase and trying to find the Irish runner and cheering hard for him to win. Until my big brothers came in and convinced me I should actually be barracking for the Aussies! It was a great moment to share with my boy and I hope he will have the memory of it.
But now for the important question -how will Britain dress for the Olympics?
You know each country themes its Olympics, especially for the girlies carrying the medals out for distribution - just this month they were all cheongsammed up. I can't remember what the Grecian girlies had on but the Australian chickies in 2000 were clad in Drizabone coats, Akubra hats and R.M.Williams boots. So in four years time what will the laydeees of Britain be wearing?
I can't decide between 'Shabby Chic' or 'Vintage Country House' or 'a la Vivienne Westwood'?
Currently I am going for a frock or swing coat with a cabbage rose pattern on a pale blue background.
Anyone got suggestions for the ribbons the medals hang from? I think a lovely floral don't you?