This is simply to say that the Olympic Opening Ceremony Chapter is taking much longer than I had previously imagined. 'By the end of the week', as it turns out, was a rather large underestimation. It is about 5,000 words and, at this stage, I haven't even got to the Industrial Revolution.

By the time it's finished, this chapter will be a beast of a thing. It will likely be more than 10,000 words, and certainly enough to sink your teeth into. My choices were either to put up a shortened version, which would likely be complete bollocks, or to spend longer on it, and do it justice.

I'm sorry to do this to you, but hopefully the end product will be recompense for the time it will take to write it.