Essay in blue.
Outside the post office in Sevenoaks a long pink strip about 1.5meters wide had been painted on the pavement. A plaque announces that in the 1996 Olympics Kenny Harrison of the USA jumped 18.09 meters in the triple jump, the length of the strip which is marked off in meters. I walk the length of it and wonder at the power and skill required to achieve such a feat. In the London Olympics I shall watch the triple jump event with added interest
"Vulgar stuff, money!" says the decorator as he pockets an advance payment for the work on the house. "But useful," I say.