Now I may not have mentioned this previously but my partner is Norwegian and she tends to get me engrossed in random sports I’d never otherwise watch. .. hence the Curling.  Here is a transcript of a recent,  not uncommon, occurence:

Silje: Norway are playing GB in the Curling tomorrow morning at 5am. Shall we get up and watch it? ?
Me: Yeah ok I suppose.

5am the next morning we stagger downstairs and slump in front of the TV

Silje: I am sooooooooo excited.
Me: (yawn) Yeah me too

6am and the match is getting surprisingly exciting.

Me: Wow this is a good match isn’t it?!
Silje: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Me: Silje? ??
Silje: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Me: Oh great…………

Unbeknown to my patriotic Norwegian partner GB won! !! Bring on the Swedes!!!