10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones

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We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two.

Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that we accepted as wisdom for at least some of the year, but revised our opinions on. Some in a negative way, but a surprising number in a positive way.

What have I missed?

1 The Olympics

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So Mitt Romney was right. We can't run an Olympics. It was chaotic, the transport system tanked and that famed British negativity meant that everyone walked around during the games with a sour look on their face. Actually it turned out it was Mitt Romney who couldn't run things properly (well election campaigns anyhow) and all those naysayers who spent the weeks before the games moaning about transport, corporate sponsors, drugged up athletes and more chomped on their words. London is the greatest city in the world and we gave the world the best ever Olympics. Why should we be surprised?