Saturday, 11 August 2012
That is my age: Olympic flowers
I promise to stop going on about London 2012 shortly - but in the meantime, the meadow flowers planted by Sarah Price are worth a mention. Thanks to the record-breaking rainfall earlier this year, the gardens are looking lovely and lush and bring a typically British landscape to the heart of the Olympic Park. After a thrilling hockey match, me and Mr That's Not My Age found a quiet corner and ate our sandwiches amongst the marigolds. And, I was pleased to read that when the Olympic flame heads for Rio - in proper Twenty Twelve sustainability style - the green space will doubled from 50 to 100 hectares. Give that woman a gold medal. That's what I call an Olympic legacy.
Talking of the impact of the Games, Carol Ann Duffy has written a brilliant poem called Translating the British 2012, that sums up the mood perfectly.