Alot has already been said before l add my own contribution to the opening spectacular we saw on friday night engineered brilliantly by Danny Boyle.
It was very much a British peoples history of the United Kingdom where the focus was on peoples contribution to agriculture, industry and art in their country. When normally the history of the nation is focused on aristocratic and militaristic basis. And while elements were very British in its eccentricity and even bonkers, we were all the better for it afterwards. Where else could you have the head of state jumping out of a helicopter to arrive at the global stage!
It was an apt tribute to the British people and the £27 million spent was excellent value for money given the feel good factor it generated subsequently and how its helped our good feelings about hosting the Olympic Games.