I did not mention the Olympics as its not a "World Cup" however was mightily impressed on the old carriage sidings at Stratford when i passed a few weeks ago. Its a fantastic achievement which we are naturally as a nation, dumbing down.
I read that the stadium should have had a 'wrap' and this has been dropped on cost, shame after doing so much not finishing the job - Like building a house, then not painting it before you move in.
Rather like the World cup bid ...
Still i will be able to say to my daughter "Someone broke the 100m world record - where the 5.54pm used to sit" and then, she will call the infirmary and have me sectioned ...
The warmth here is amazing - sitting on the Paralia yesterday having coffee in shirtsleeves on the 2nd December. It was 23 degrees. The Greeks are still wearing coats they must be sweltering, I cannot even wear a fleece. Its meant to change on Sunday, a sunny day but wind from the north at 12 degrees Brrrrrrr !
Last night it was blowing hard from the south, waves crashing against the Paralia, spray everywhere - but so warm. This morning it is dead calm again. Thats the pattern, its starts off calm is a breeze by lunchtime, and strengthens through the afternoon, blowing a gale around tea time.
Uncle Michael, my expert for all things harbour, except catching fish - advises that you can see snow on top of Mt. Dirphys on Evia which is 1745 m (5725 ft) I could hardly see the island through the heat haze until the breeze started to get stronger
Ho hum its friday - which means I go to the ring road to enquire about a log burner, and they say "Are you crazy with this heat" come back next friday, you know the routine ...
... Oh and the latest Ashes score
ADELAIDE OVAL (latest score on day one): Australia 182-5 (Haddin 14*, Hussey 82*)