Jul. 29th, 2012

Today

Jul. 29th, 2012 09:27 am
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I am officially ignoring the olympics. It's a huge waste of money for the national vanity at a time of austerity when services are being cut left, right and centre. I don't think its going to add anything to the national coffers and I am disguated at the corporate sponsership. Finally I am deeply cross that it is such a London event. It was argued that only London had the facilities - well considering they haven't used any of the exisiting sports infrastructure in London why the hell couldn't they have used it elsewhere? I am not a Londoner and I feel totally divorced from it. Therefore the Olympics are not an event for a mere provincial.

We have had the English summer this week and it's been nice. One of my friends from Russia dropped by on his UK trip and he was bowled over by Lavenham and Long Melford. And I was so happy to hear he loved our countryside, for the low flat fields and high skies mean so much to me.

We hav also been to the sea several days in a row. On Thursday it was white, one seldom sees it so. Yesterday was cloudy but a sky with fascinating shades of grey and muted blue. On the sea it changed and shadowed turning from opal to silver to white to iron.

Yesterday dad asked me about my travel plans and he was taken aback when I said I got home - meaning Moscow - on the 24th August. Well, it is my home for now!

I feel I want to write some essays exploring the concept of Englishness.

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