Mandeville Mascot

Traffic & weather might get heavier in London soon

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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I ran my fastest marathon in the rain. - Bill Rodgers

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

He was not only a bore; he bored for England. - Malcolm Muggeridge

We can choose to hate the rain or dance in it. - Joan Marques

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

The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction. - Bob Marley

What Great Britain calls the Far East is to us the near north. - Robert Gordon Menzies

Britain's last gold medal was a bronze in 1952 in Helsinki. - Nigel Starmer-Smith

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten. - Calvin Coolidge

Always plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. - Richard Cushing

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

One half of the nation is mad - and the other half not very sound. - Tobias Smollett

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day. And another, in case it doesn't rain. - Mae West

Don't be so much in love that you can't tell when it's raining. - African Proverb

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

Rivers in the United States are so polluted that acid rain makes them cleaner. - Andrew Malcolm

On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. - George Mikes

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

The noblest prospect which a Scotsman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England. - Samuel Johnson

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

There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt. - John Adams

Ireland is a small but insuppressible island half an hour nearer the sunset than Great Britain. - Thomas Kettle

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

In America, the policeman is a working-class hero. In England, the policeman is a working-class traitor. - Martin Amis

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

Larry Gogan: 'With what town in Britain is Shakespeare associated?'
Contestant: 'Hamlet'. - Larry Gogan

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot. - Jay Leno

I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry, and he's got Mad Power Disease. - Paula Abdul

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

But that inadequacy, or feeling of inadequacy, never really goes away. You just have to trudge ahead in the rain, regardless. - Lorrie Moore

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

If I were God and I were trying to create a nation that would get up the nostrils of the Englishman, I would create the French. - Julian Barnes

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. - Martin Luther King Jr.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. - John F Kennedy

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

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. - Franklin D Roosevelt


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19-Sep-2020