I’m craving sleep and a pain free day. Not to worry these things never last forever. My mind is spinning faster than usual, it’s difficult to stop it long enough to make sense of the thoughts bubbling to the surface and sinking back into the mire.
I am grateful to the Paralympians. These brave competitors are a real inspiration. They start in a couple of days. Why? It seems daft to hold them separately. They should be run alongside the Olympics. The hundred yards for disabled then the hundred yards for abled and so on.
Why are they called the Paralympics? Why not ParaOlympics? I can only think that ‘Olympic’ is now such a valuable brand that that is the reason.
Para used as a prefix has many and varied interpretations. It can mean ‘Half’, ‘Alongside’, ‘Beyond’. If the spirited individuals really want a catchy brand name then why not ‘Limpics’. Not all competitors limp of course, many would be pleased to be able to. I do feel they are being patronised.
Good luck to you all and have a wonderful time. You put my worries into perspective.
It could be too much caffeine or not enough falling down water……the local hostelry doesn’t allow dogs in and it’s four or five fields away. Easy to get to but the return journey would be fraught with peril.
We never got the promised torrential rain yesterday but it was never far away so I didn’t go far away either.
This morning was showery first thing but by nineish the sun was out and despite a cool northerly breeze all looked well with the world. I gathered up the little beasts and set off across the fields to the shop.
My plan was to walk up to the original track bed of the Stockton to Darlington railway. ( Built in 1825, I did say 1875 in my comments the other day). The first passenger line in the world. It was not to be. The path I took ran out and I couldn’t face walking alongside a busy dual carriageway. We stopped at this……………….
NO! A locomotive made from bricks a sculpture by David Mach. It comprises almost a hundred and eighty two thousand bricks…….Bet Liverpool or Wales have one with a hundred and eighty three thousand bricks, gold plated bricks I wouldn’t wonder. Ask GRAHAM.
Neil Armstrong died yesterday. He was the first man on the moon. That is a legacy hard to beat. I’m happy he saw the Mars Rover land in one piece. I wonder what the Martians think of it…………. Here are the first pictures it sent back. I can’t credit this, I am only responsible for the GIF file. Bet it’s creator is glad of small mercies.
Have a good week.