I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner, but just this morning it occurred to me that the most appropriate theme for this month would have to be Brazil. The Rio Olympics will kick off tonight, with the opening ceremony starting, for UK time, at an inconvenient 12:00 midnight, and finishing at an anti social 4:00 am. Whether I will stay up to watch all of it is yet to be seen, especially as expectations are low. Although Rio is famed for its carnival spirit the budget for the opening ceremony is only a tenth of that for the London games, but if anyone can pull it off, they can.
Like most people in the UK my knowledge of Brazil is currently limited to geography lessons about the Amazon rain forest, and a cartoon about blue parrots, so it will be interesting to learn more as the month goes on about the reality of Brazilian life.