'I'm not really a ceremonies person.'
I said that all week. I didn't think I would go to the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, and I wasn't really bothered.
Even when positive reviews came from those who had seen the rehearsal, I remained unmoved.
What's the point of going to a big sporting event if you aren't going to watch any sport?
Then, on Friday lunchtime, I found out that there was, in fact, a place open if I wanted it.
I'm not really a ceremonies person - but you're not going to say no, are you?
This week, Eurosport replayed the Beijing Opening Ceremony. It was absolutely astonishing.
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