(12 August 2012, Reaction to London 2012. Published in The Independent),

"The party spirit and togetherness caught me when I didn't expect it – on my journey home from the Olympic Park. Packed into a hot overland train where us Brits are normally stony-faced, pissed off and uncommunicative, I found that practically everyone had launched into lively conversations and laughter about their day. I had assumed that the group I was talking to had all arrived together. I was wrong. They had met just an hour before in the queue for the train. Will we all go back to ignoring each other when this is over?"