On the weekend we had some friends over for a little olympics party. We showed the (prerecorded) opening ceremony on the big screen and ate thematic British food. I made toad in the hole, fish and chips and fizzy drinks with coloured life savers in them to represent the olympic rings. Our friends brought bread and butter pudding with custard and quince pudding. I think all the kids were pretty blown away, as for most of them it is their first olympics.
My opening ceremony highlights - the dance of 'mortality' choreographed by Akram Khan and set to Emeli Sande singing Abide With Me, the oak tree on the grassy hill, the dove bikes and of course the gorgeous olympic torch. Lowlights - the Frankie and June section (was all a bit lost on me) and David Beckham on the speedboat (just a bit too smarmy!). Also that whole section with the NHS seemed a bit obscure and I suspect I didn't really appreciate the political subtext.
What did everyone else think? Was it as good as Bejing?