The London Olympics proved to be a wonderful spectacle, and many of us witnessed the best that sport has to offer, either live, or on our TV screens. As some of you know, I was a volunteer 'Gamesmaker', wearing the uniform and doing my best to add something to the event.
“Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London, I’ll show you something, to make you change your mind,” wrote Ralph McTell in his famous song Streets of London.
Management and I kissed our daughter Georgie goodbye on Saturday morning as she boarded the Oman Air flight to the Maldives to meet some friends for a holiday. Around 2pm my phone rang, and it was an upset Georgie.
Teaching one’s children right from wrong was the focus of last week’s column, and the significant role my wife Charlotte (aka Management) plays with our family came in for some comment.
Last Thursday, Aung San Suu Kyi became the first lady, and the first non-head of state, to address a gathering of the combined British government, both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Sky News covered her speech, which lasted 30 minutes, and brought a lengthy standing ovation afterwards.