Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Olympic Torch and all things sporting.
The Olympic Torch comes to our little market town at lunch time today so there will be mass
disruption of the roads. It is only being carried for a short way - maybe half a mile at the most - and then will travel on to Richmond where again a runner will carry it for a short way. The farmer suggested we go to see it, but our farmer neighbour has a full slurry tank and urgently needs it emptying so that has to take precedence. Can't say I am sorry as all the schools are being let out to watch it,so there will be little room and most of the parking places are closed off.
I am finding it difficult to become enthusiastic about the Olympic Games but shall no doubt feel differently when they start as it is certainly a wonderful spectator sight on television, where you get all the action without the crowds and the standing about.
Similarly the England Football Team are through to the Quarter Finals thanks I understand to Wayne Rooney who scored a goal - thanks also to the other side having a goal disallowed (which has since been seen to be a goal!). With all this modern technology why do they have to object to using it in such circumstances?
I have never been much of a sporting person. I shall watch the last few days of the Wimbledon Championships but the early rounds don't interest me. I am pretty pathetic really when I think
of the immense dedication these people put into their sport in order to reach that level.
Glorious weather here today, so I shall now go and get the wheelbarrow and go into the front garden and fill the barrow with weeds - I think there is a lorry load so I shall not make much of an impression, but every little helps. The trouble is that I love a wild garden and it has gone over the top - alchemilla mollis (lady's mantle) has taken over and burgeoned.