Last night we all gathered in front of the telly to watch the closing ceremony.
Tom 'Muse are going to be on'
Katie 'The Spice Girls are going to be on'
Me 'Nancy's son is going to be in it'
Charlie 'Paul McCartney better not be in it'
Me 'Oh I hope not, Paul McCartney singing Hey Jude for half an hour, please no'.
'Which one is your friend's son?'
'No idea, she said he's wearing blue body paint'
'Oh look Madness! Hooray!'
'One Direction!!! Yay!!'
'Oh god, not One Direction! bunch of ****heads'
'No they are not!!'
'Who are those weirdos with pointed hats, the Ku Klux Klan?'
'No, they're the Pet Shop Boys'
'Pretentious eighties stuff Tom'
'Not George Michael' groans Charlie
'When are Muse coming on?'
'Oh no, not Jessie J'
'Listen, it's Imagine, I love this'
'They should get John Lennon to do it, that would be really good'
'Oh look, they have got John Lennon'
'Where are Muse?'
'Kaiser Chiefs! Great!'
'Bohemian Rhapsody! Everyone join in!'
'Oh they cut it short'
'One does not simply cut short Bohemian Rhapsody' says George outraged.
'I can't believe they are replacing Freddie Mercury with Jessie J!'
'Oh wow, I think David Bowie's about to come on.....oh, no...it's just some pointless supermodels'
'I want Muse'
'The Spice Girls, hooray!'
'Look Victoria Beckham is actually smiling'
'They're going to fire someone out of a cannon'
'It's Eric Idle'
'Oh I know this' says Katie, 'isn't it from The Life of Saving Private Ryan?'
'Muse, Muse, Muse'
'Wow, a pirate ship, is Johnny Depp coming?, oh no it's Annie Lennox'
'Why does Matt Bellamy always sound constipated?'
'Mum he does not sound constipated, he's brilliant'
'Bono's another one who sounds constipated'
'Oh no the flames are going out'
I start singing along with Take That..don't close your eyes, don't fade away...'
'Mum, don't sing'
'I don't want the Olympics to end'
'Never mind, the Paralympics start in a fortnight where the superhuman athletes compete. They're going to be awesome'
( I may have misremembered the running order of the many acts.)
I think I probably did watch every sport, every day, every moment. I absolutely loved the BBC coverage. The presenters and experts were all so wonderful especially Clare Balding who is my favourite. Most of all I shall miss hearing Michael Johnson's voice.
Now the Radio Times Olympic guide lies tossed in our recycling bin along with the milk cartons.
This morning I have woken up with a bad Olympic hangover.
'What am I going to do all day now?' I wailed to Charlie
'Housework!' he replied.