Note the 'For now' part of the original statement.
Right at the finish line! Best seats in the house! (Taken with Instagram)
#TeamGB lane 3, getting prepped for the 4x400m relay heats! (Taken with Instagram)
Livin’ it LARGE. Let’s get fruity! Etc etc (Taken with Instagram)
But Verashni Pillay, deputy editor of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian Online, tweeted: “Other countries show off their national costume, a few local dances. The English boast by being excessively self-deprecating. Awesome.
And that’s how pillz pays the billz.
God love her.
Danny Boyle, volunteers and the rest of the olympic creative team, you deserve some spiffing knighthoodery and a generous helping of slow clappage. We may have had riots, we may have had bombs, we may have even let Jeremy Kyle and his many minions loose on the world… but we are a damn fine nation of artists and we do an awful lot for other people. Not enough to save the world, but a damn sight more than we credit ourselves for. We are great. We are Britain!
More olympic ceremony and generally Brit appreciation dash-flooding tomorrow. For now, I’m in pain. So, cocodamol and SLEEP.