Britain’s great summer of sport is drawing to a close. Sadly,Bradley no more, Mo no more, Jessica no more, Weir no more or Ellie no more.
All the lads and lasses who ran, threw, rode, sailed, lifted and made peculiar noises with the strain of it all are now being adulated in their home towns, villages, sheds and/or bus stops.
Union Flags are being folded and neatly placed in airing cupboards across the land.
As I write, I can hear hamstrings twanging as men of a certain age struggle into lycra in the vain hope of “I used to ride to school therefore I can make it to Rio in 2016″. The logic as ill-fitting as the sportswear.
Sadly, our politicians are now limbering up to take centre stage.
As the vainglorious peacocks in the Coalition Government unveil yet more incomprehensible incompetence, David Cameron has given Nick Clegg the thumbs up!
But fear not, we always have Ed!
Latest evidence suggests that they collaborated on a well known piece of art restoration!
Gawd help us.