Thursday, 14 June 2012

Only in England...

...would anyone think up an opening ceremony for the Olympic games, which would feature farming and livestock!
You can read all about it HERE.
Long live eccentricity!
When you think about it logically, it does make sense. There is no way our tiny country could hope to compete with the spectacular, opening whizz-bangs and glitz of the previous production in Beijing, so why try? What we do have, is a 'green and pleasant land', enough to make many less fortunate spots on the earth, merely green with envy.

9 comments:

  1. Any photos that I see of Merry Olde, and I see quite a few on Flickr, always look good. So, Go Green.

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    1. Works for me - just look at my blogpages! *smiles*

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  2. I agree Long Live eccentricity - or were you being sarcastic!

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    1. No, deadly serious for once! LOL

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  3. Actually, I like that. Not everything is fireworks and loudspeakers. Why NOT a bit of pastoral love from Merry Olde England?

    Eccentricity is one of the things we love about the place. :-)

    Pearl

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  4. Erm. The Olympics are based in London. I for one feel completely unconnected with the whole thing, and I believe a lot of other people outside the capital do too. This green and buccolic bit of nonsense has nothing to do with London or the real UK.
    Maypoles, farms and Glastonbury. Really? That's it?

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    1. And what would you have instead AJ?

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    2. Well.... something more London-y. Maybe a pageant/history from the Romans and Londinium through Vikings, Charles I and Cromwell, Wren and the Great Fire, Victoriana (Great Exhibition), WWII and the bombing, Swinging Sixties and onto the banking, computer, techie kind of stuff that happens today.

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  5. I went to the link. There will be a mosh-pit AND a posh-pit. I don't know what either one is. Will there be simultaneous online translation available?

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