It's been a good week for ...
looking like Elvis
Mystery surrounds the complete ensemble, but it seems that TeamGB's opening ceremony parade outfits are more glitzy than even the shiniest of shell suits;.
The final look will not be revealed until the day itself, but according to one team member who has been kitted out at the preparation camp at Loughborough, it looks like "something out of an Elvis tribute band".
White with a lot of gold is apparently the theme of the Next-designed suits, which form two of around 70 pieces of kit each athlete receives. The casual and performance clothing has been designed by Stella McCartney for Adidas, the formal attire by Next.
The rock'n'roll suits have apparently gone down well with the team. This is just as well, as wearing official gear is compulsory at all times on the Olympic Park. Failure to sport the appropriate clothing is a disciplinary offence.
Blue suede shoes are optional.
It's been a bad week for ... whisky
Having visited Mull often and mostly in the rain, I find it hard to believe that Tobermory's world-renowned distillery has been forced to cease production due to a shortage of water.
Alas, it is true. Tobermory, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, has stopped making single malts because of a particularly dry summer.
The drought forced the distillery, which was built in 1798, to wind down production of its two single malts – Ledaig and Tobermory – when the private loch it uses for water dried up.
But managers have assured customers that they have plenty of their tipple in stock and that production will begin again once there is enough rain.
The Hebridean island experienced less than a fifth of its average rainfall in the first two weeks of June, though showers have been forecast for the forthcoming week.
Given the nature of Scottish summers, July and August are bound to produce enough rainfall to ensure there will be whisky galore.
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