Are there still any doubting prophets of doom out there?
This nation is experiencing the greatest national feelgood factor I've ever experienced. The general uplift is quite noticeable everywhere around here, especially with a local gold athlete doing so well.
I think it's true to say there is a fair bit of national pride in the air, although I'm sure there are lots of people who aren't a bit interested in the success our athletes are having.
My son was in the stadium this evening to see Jessica Ennis do her stuff, and he sent me a text to say he has never experienced anything like the atmosphere there. I imagine the Sunday front pages will be full of it all.
We're roughly halfway through the games now, and so far I believe we have put on a pretty good show - the organisation has certainly been excellent.
Watched BBC "catch up" Jessica Ennis medal ceremony,overwhelming performance and overwhelming emotions from her and crowd so well done,also watched the 'Velodrome Girls' incredible 6 world records and the gold,awesome performance.
Then watched 'sour face' Pearce,those penalties again.
Seem to do particularly well in rowing and cycling.
Up to now these games have surpassed anything I could have dreamed of, we have actually got facility's that any country would be proud to own plus a team of athletes that every one in this country should be proud of.
I was in a shop this afternoon while the men's double sculls was on and every person in that shop just crowded round the TV to watch them, mind you it's a pity we can't score penalties.