Another American invention the Baby Shower entered my life yesterday. Just like Sweetest Day and National Boss Day it is another way that greeting card companies can squeeze more money out of punters. I don't yet believe Administrative's Professional's Day has yet crept into the British pschye but Baby Showers certainly have. Some friends arranged the afternoon on behalf of my hugely-pregnant-other-half and ordinarily it is a girl-only event involving cups of tea and cup-cakes.
However by starting the way I plan to go on, I wanted full parental participation and decided to invite all the male partners and cancel the PG Tips and provide beer instead. And it turned out to be a successful and fun time held outside on a cracking summer's evening plus we went home with loads of presents. What great inventors those American's are!
Talking of whi
ch, the White House has announced
that President Obama will, as I suggested 10 days ago
, travel to Copenhagen for Friday's International Olympic Committee's 2016 decision. Tony Blair's last minute efforts were said to have helped London win the 2012 Games. One of the world's most influential broadcasters and famous Chicago resident Oprah Winfrey will also be in Copenhagen as will former gold medallist's Ed Moses, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Michael Johnson. Fortunately gobshite Chicagoan Kanye West
is not due to appear!
On Friday each candidate will give a final 70-minute presentation to the IOC members before the decision is expected to be made at around 5.30pm UK time, 1.30pm in Bermuda and 11.30am in Chicago.