Tuesday, 11 September 2012

THAT WAS THE OLYMPICS, THAT WAS

I think that Seb Coe should be offered a top job to sort out our economy now.  What an achievement!  Not only were the Olympics amazing, inspirational and a massive boost to our flagging moral, he managed to handle the budget, organisation, transport network and security without a hitch.  Even when our national psyche is to "talk things down"!

And when G4, the company appointed to handle security, appeared to let him down he didn't flinch, but simply bought in the armed forces to fill the gaps.  (I have a suspicion that this was planned from the beginning, but to admit that would have maybe scared off the punters). 

A word of praise for our legendary armed forces.  Some had just come back from Afghanistan and should have gone on leave, but without a murmer they rallied around, and rose to the task which was above and beyond the call of duty with grace and good humour.  We are so proud of them. 

Even the BBC was finally contaminated with optimism and that must have been his finest hour.  Honestly, I sometimes wonder is the BBC is an agent provocateur.  If there is good news, they will find an "ah but ....."

And let's not forget the glorious Boris Johnson, our mad, wacky, charismatic but hugely intelligent Mayor of London.  I absolutely adore him and remember predicting great things for him way back at the beginning of this century (that sounds a long time ago doesn't it  :-) ?  But, I believe, we ain't seen nothing yet.  Remember, you read it here first!  

 And now, at last, Andy Murray has won a Grand Slam title in New York.  Onward and upward. Rule Britannia!!

6 comments:

ADDY said...

I agree Seb Coe did a grand job on the whole, altho I personally found all the opening and closing ceremonies a bit on the whacky baccy side... what the foreigners made of it all God knows, as even I had trouble understanding what the hell was going on at times. By the way Boris is NOT the Lord Mayor of London, just Mayor. The Lord Mayor is just for the (financial square mile)City of London.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Oh for goodness sake Addy, I can't believe that I did that. He is, of course, the Mayor of London, not the Lord Mayor. I have now put it right.

I should have remembered that too because two LORD Mayors of London came from the small village where I live!

And I was underwhelmed by most of the ceremonies too, especially the NHS thing! But I thought the Olympic flame was amazing.

Maggie May said...

It was great to have the Olympics & Paralympics. Bit of an anti climax now.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eddie Bluelights said...

Boris for Prime Miinster
Get Seb back for Chancellor

AND

Get the only real sensible politician and deputy leader in coilition:

Nigel Farrage of UKIT
. . . . and get out of Europe FAST

What a complete waste of £50M a day to join that failing club. They would then get our trade sorted WORLDWIDE . . . . then look after the pensioners!!

Ditch Nick Clegg and the Liberal Dems - they are a complete waste of space.
How about that?

Get the GREAT back in Britain and stop all those immigrants and hangers on and let's look after our own people.

There I've had my rant LOL

Retiredandcrazy said...

Wasn't it a great summer Maggie?

Retiredandcrazy said...

I'm glad to see that we are like minded souls Eddie.