Mandeville Mascot

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Preparing for the soggy Olympic Games



Mandeville Mascot

Mandeville and Wenlock are the mascots for the
2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

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A great nation deserves great art. - Art Delage

What Britain needs is an iron lady. - Margaret Thatcher

The rain falls on the just and the unjust. - Hopi Proverb

No person has the right to rain on your dreams. - Marian Wright Edelman

Proverbs are the cream of a nation's thought. - Unknown

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. - Roger Miller

If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride. - Unknown

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. - Unknown

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Steven Wright

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea. - Douglas Jerrold

It is best to read the weather forecasts before we pray for rain. - Mark Twain

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation. - Oscar Wilde

In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce. - Francesco Caracciolo

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future. - Ayn Rand

England is an empire, Germany is a nation, a race, France is a person. - Jules Michelet

Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain. - George Carlin

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world. - Alexander Graham Bell

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed. - Bertrand Russell

The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture. - Ben Nicholson

The people of England are never so happy as when you tell them they are ruined. - Arthur Murphy

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door. - Martin McGuinness

To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches. - Margaret Thatcher

It's the Olympics. If you can't get up to swim early in the morning, don't go. - Michael Phelps

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. - Langston Hughes

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops - let the rain sing you a lullaby. - Langston Hughes

If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain? - Tom Barrett

The sun never sets on the British Empire. But it rises every morning. The sky must get awfully crowded. - Steven Wright

You can conquer the city, the nation, the world, but until you can conquer your spirit, you're a loser. - Unknown

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. - Robert Frost

If it is good to have one foot in England, it is still better, or at least as good, to have the other out of it. - Henry James

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain. - Mark Twain

If there be a God, I think that what he would like me to do is paint as much of the map of Africa British red as possible. - Cecil Rhodes

When we save the rain forest, the polar bear, and Al Gore, we should party so hard that Canada calls the cops on us for noise. - Paula Poundstone

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. - Franklin D Roosevelt

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. - Oscar Wilde

The tropical rain forests are a telling example. Once cut down, they rarely recover. Rainfall drops, deserts spread, the climate warms. - James Lovelock

Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen. I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen. - Robert Mugabe

Paul Revere was warning the British about gun control, and George Washington apparently was crossing the Delaware to bomb an abortion clinic. - Bill Maher

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. - Winston Churchill

The rain of Madre de Dios is similar to that of the Amazon, but there is a petrifying aspect to it, as if it seeks to wound rather than to nurture. - Tahir Shah


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