Posts tagged: Paralympics

Pillar Box Gold

Sarah Storey Commemorative Stamp

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I hoped to get photos of one or two of the gold painted post boxes once the weather improved. Which is why it hasn’t happened until now.

For anyone unaware, a post box has been given a make-over from its usual red in the home town of Great British Olympic gold medallists. Read more ›››

Level the Playing Field

Short Basketball Players

Day one of the Paralympics in London and it is already making for compulsive tv viewing. Well apart from the opening ceremony which was technically very good, if rather dull in content.

Having Ian MacKellen popping up all over the place as Prospero with Nicola Miles-Wildin as Miranda was all very well, but where were the gags? Read more ›››

G is for Ludwig Guttmann

Luwig Guttmann

Now and then there is a coming together of events and circumstance, a synchronicity that cannot be ignored, and then the moment has almost passed and you realise you’ve nearly missed the boat.

Of course, I’m speaking of today’s ABC Wednesday letter G and the opening of the Paralympics founded by Ludwig ‘Poppa’ Guttmann. But hopefully this doesn’t come too late. Read more ›››