Ok so we came with open hearts and leave with a smile for Portugal and their first win in 500 million years (!!!!) at Eurovision - it’s been a blast - with very big highs, such as the Red Carpet Event, and some very horrible lows, such as missing an interview with France the whole time we were here.
The shows were ok in the end, but without the luxury of watching them back on TV yet we may amend our views on how Kyiv as a host city performed in the most important aspect - the tv!! On the other hand Kyiv itself has transformed from 2005 into a reasonably progressive city. Yes there are still huge issues with corruption here, some strange attitudes to certain things, prostitution is rife and everywhere but all in all it was fun and enjoyable
We missed a lot of the normal crowd that also come to Eurovision - some dear friends skipped this year - but we hope that they will be back for Lisbon and bring their unique slant on the coverage of Eurovision.
Time to go home now and back to reality in the harsh light of Post Eurovision Depression syndrome - still the summer is coming and before w know it Albania will be having their National Final and the whole merry go round will start again
Heading into town now for one last look around and some food and maybe a goodbye from us clip…check back later for that - I’ll add it to this post if we do that
Thanks for watching see you all in Lisbon