I'm impressed with people who keep blogging regularly when they have babies. As you can see, I haven't. My spare time when Bagl sleeps seems to be taken up with housey stuff, bottles and well, just resting a bit (unfortunately not for very long!). Plus spending time with my lovely husband of course.
I've felt inspired to post about the Olympics though. I've never been into sport, was terrible at it at school and only really watch the big events like the World Cup, Wimbledon, the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Even then I've never got that into them. I was pleased when London won the 2012 bid but didn't really think much more of it.
Jon and I settled down to watch the opening ceremony and from then on we were hooked. What an amazing display and celebration of great things about Great Britain. I'm not really one for patriotism and nationalism but I felt really quite proud to be British. As with many things, it was even more fun to watch with Twitter. Annoyingly our broadband went down during the ceremony so we couldn't join in as much as we wanted to (though of course it meant we did actually watch the ceremony properly!) but the consensus seemed to be that Danny Boyle had done a great job of celebrating what's important to us Brits. Newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murphy tweeted that he felt the ceremony was for us, not the rest of the world, I think I agree. And fair play to the Queen joining in!
Since then we've had the TV on all the time we're home to watch the events. I had no idea I could get sucked into synchronised diving... We've found ourselves cheering along, crying at the medal ceremonies (me?!) and generally getting into it all. Team GB are doing brilliantly and it feels great to be part of something even if you are just watching on TV, the whole country seems to have got Olympic fever. I even toted with buying Team GB bunting in Sainsburys yesterday, what on earth have I become?
I kind of wish Bagl was old enough to watch and understand what was going on, and get inspired by all the achievements. Not necessarily to be sporty, but to see what hard work and genuine talent can lead to, makes a nice change from reality TV shows. Plus the winning athletes are from such different backgrounds giving a great reflection of British society (take that Daily Mail!). But we can tell him that he was born in a great year for Britain, whatever countries that may consist of when he's older. The Commonwealth Games take place in Glasgow in 2014 and even though Bagl will only be 2, we hope to take him to an event.
I'll stop before I make even myself want to throw up, but go Team GB!