After a magnificent two weeks, the London 2012 Olympics finishes tomorrow.
And Team GB, my home team - THE home team - has done well.
28 gold medals, 15 silver, and 19 bronze. A total haul of 62. Our best ever!
This is so good, in fact, that the Royal Mail has painted a number of its iconic red mail boxes gold, to celebrate a local athlete who has won a gold medal. There's several nearby, including one in Bedford to mark Etienne Stott’s Olympic victory with Tim Baillie in the Men’s Canoe Double.
I hunted this one down today, and tested how strong it was.
Pretty damned heroic, eh? No, not me, the mail box!
Congratulations to Team GB!
Now, can I have the stepladder back, please?
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So that's where you were during the Wild Ruckus... we missed you! The badgers performed admirably, though, in your absence. Go Team GB!ReplyDelete
Hey Paula! They always do. But hey, best check they didn't tunnel under your house. Too much. And I'll make it next time! Indigo xDelete
Isn't that breaking some sort of law to be sitting on that?ReplyDelete
Hey Chrissy! Lovely to see you here! I'm fine breaking Rules, and honestly there was no loss of Order. Anyway, people can still post mail with it leaning at that angle. Indigo xDelete
You done good! Congrats to all your wonderful horses as well!ReplyDelete
Hey Jayne! Yes we did! And didn't the Equestrian team and their equine buddies do us proud?! I'm off on hols to the Mediterranean tomorrow, so I guess I'll see what the rest of Europe think! And thank you! Indigo xDelete
Please look around for a tall man with wet gold paint on his bum.ReplyDelete
It was almost dry when I sat on it. I had to leave my trousers behind.Delete
I love the photo and I'm glad you weren't arrested. What is public art for if you can't sit on it in a yoga pose? If it were me, I'd take my lunch there too and eat lunch on it.ReplyDelete
Hey Linda! Well, actually *looks about* Domino's did deliver a pizza to me there. Sshh! Indigo xDelete
Thanks Mia! It may have rubber off on me a little. Or was that just the gold paint? Indigo xDelete
Still can't figure out how you got up there....ReplyDelete
Hey Kato! Heroic athleticism, obviously. Definitely not being shoved up the backside by a seven-foot black bear. No Sir! Indigo xDelete
What, no flag? Your athletes stepped up to the challenge, and so did your thousands of volunteers and all those musicians and dancers.ReplyDelete
Hey Nancy! Less is more, I'm told. But DAMN, wasn't it all magnificent?! Indigo xDelete
i want one!ReplyDelete
lookin' good mr.Roth! ;)
Cheers, m'dear! Tho we'd need an even longer stepladder to get you up there...Delete