Tension is mounting here for today's Olympic Modern Pentathlon, an event I may have ignored but for a strange little coincidence.
For Sydney and Athens I was working in a doctor's surgery where the senior partner's daughter was competing and in Sydney won Bronze, this time I'm working in another surgery where the grandfather of one of the Beijing competitors used to be the senior partner.
Have you followed that?
I did say it was only a little coincidence.
Athens blared out all day in the waiting room as we followed every aim of the pistol, whip of the foil, length of the pool, jump of the horse and lap of the track as Kate Allenby (that's Kate in fencing rig) was just pipped for a medal and all down to a very naughty horse. We had banners up and flags waving and probably saw a patient or two in between, but it was a very exciting day.
Tavistock's Heather Fell will be out there valiantly competing for the honours today and there's another little coincidence. Heather won't remember this but I do and I go hot and bothered when I recall it.
Heather was christened at the same Church service as the little baby Kayaker and a toddler Offspringette. He was sporting a fetching pair of panic-buy white rompers having been declared too chubby for the family heirloom robe just the day before.Taking one look at that font full of water the little baby Kayaker screamed inconsolable blue murder for the next hour, non-stop.
No one could hear a word the vicar said, who knows what names he gave those babies?
Godmothers nodded sagely and declared en masse that this was all a promising sign, meaning the devil had left.
I'm not so sure about that.
Clearly the Kayaker overcame the water-aversion and is keenly following events from his white-water rafting camp up on the Fraser River in Canada and it doesn't seem to have done Heather any lasting damage either.
Good luck to Heather Fell and Team GB today, may she whisper her allotted horse into a clear round and as if this wasn't all enough excitement, tomorrow we have more local interest.
I am working on my piked double-twisting tucked two-and-a-half somersault from a hand stand starting position on the 10m platform as I write.
The courage to climb up that ladder would be a great start.