Hmmm. I suppose I should be concentrating on enjoying the wildlife and the scenery and all that, but I can’t help noticing that while Diamond Geezer is pointing out 10 out of 211 of the most interesting events for the London 2012 open weekend – including these two that I’d really like to go to (the latter says children must be accompanied by an adult, but do you think adults would be allowed in without a child?) – there’s a massive four in the whole of Scotland, and call me a cynic, but I suspect the European Pipe Band championship would have happened anyway.
Meanwhile, the exciting highlight of my day was the passage of the big yellow road-mending machine – I think it may be one of these. I actually put my shoes on and went outside to have a look when it went past, and it wasn’t just me – all the sheep and the horse in the next field had come over to see as well. This has allegedly mended our road, or rather, it has dumped a load or tar and grit into the worst potholes, which should do us until it next rains, in about, ooh, three hours. It’s quite cool, though, in the way big yellow machines always are, and I suppose in the right cultural context it could almost count as art. In London, that is.
*I know it’s promoting the London Olympics, but there are supposed to be events across the UK