Team GB won six gold medals yesterday, our greatest day of Olympic action since 1908. The victory is sweetly significant. Despite months of swipes from sour cynics, London 2012 is doing what many always believed it would: it is propelling the public mood to new heights.
A year ago this week, London was hit by riots. Now it basks in joyous unity. How wondrous it is to be alive as British patriotism is reclaimed from the scoundrels. Let’s keep hold of it.
And so much to still look forward to. I’m particularly excited to see the phenomenal Usain Bolt in tonight’s 100m and the inspirational Tom Daley in next weekend’s individual diving.
Meanwhile, here’s to Super Saturday, to Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford. Here’s to rowers Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland, so beautifully-stunned by their victory. Congratulations to all. As The Wanted sing, some days stay gold forever.