Freedom day is here, although it doesn't feel any different and with all the dire warnings in the newspapers I'm not sure how long it will last either. Without getting into politics, as I don't think Labour would have done much better, I can't say I'm impressed with how the response to the pandemic has been handled, but I do think we need to learn to live with COVID, the economic and social costs of lockdown are too great.
The other strange thing is that the Olympics have started with barely a whisper. Maybe it because the football was on, but there doesn't seem to be any real excitement, hopefully it will build and we'll all be shouting at the telly soon.
Another strange thing about this Olympics is the lack of comps, I've really struggled to find any but there is the chance to win £400 worth of Toyota 2020 Team GB merchandise - closes 1st August 2021 - click here to enter
Question: Which race do Gemma and Laura compete against each other in on their static bikes?
Our advice: 500m time trial
Now this next comp is an amazing prize, and I'd love to see my kids trying to keep up with a professional athlete, they would come back so exhausted I'd have peace for a week!
Win a training session for up to six with a Team GB Athlete, the experience will last up to 2 hrs. Includes £1,500 towards travel, meals and drinks - closes 17th August 2021.
Text: TEAMGB2 followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110 (texts charged at your standard rate).
I could only find two Olympic comps, but the chance to see an international Rugby League fixture is also a great prize. However, as I've just read that Australia and New Zealand have just pulled out of the tournament, the prize might be delayed...
A chance to watch England Rugby League live - closes 30th September 2021 - click here to enter
And if you have seen any Olympic comps that we have missed send them to me at: email@example.com and I'll share them next week.
Stay cool and safe.