Wenlock and Mandeville – Delicious Mascottee
When I was a child we had many holidays in the South of France where vendors would walk up and down the beach hawking ‘dee-leesh-shus Mas-cott-tee.’ We were never sure whether Mascottees were a brand or an actual word which meant doughnut. To this day, just hearing the word Mascottees, and by association, Mascot, makes my mouth water and subconscious conjure up the taste of apricot jam and deep-fried, sugar coated dough. Mmm.
Just thought we’d share that as an alternative intro to the fact that today is FINALLY the opening of the London2012 Olympic Games. Are we allowed to say that? OK, the big event that is hitting the capital of the United Kingdom, bringing together athletes and spectators in a two week orgy of sports. That of course will just be the prequel for the arrival of the Superhumans. Trust us, the Para version of the event hitting the capital, blah blah blah, is going to be the most defining moment of our generation. When people’s preconceptions will be challenged and society is going to rewrite the rules.
Anyway, back to Mascots. This morning Firecracker joined Big Ben and the rest of the nation as we donged our way into the record books. Thank goodness for bell ringing apps that’s all we can say. As the bells rang across Marylebone, our intrepid photographer braved the temperamental British summer to bring you a taste of the delicious mascottee which are currently residing in Regent’s Park. Forget the cow parade, we have the Wenlock and Mandeville parade. Beautifully decorated statues which show that Plastic can truly add to the environment. Well, almost. So without further ado we’d like to introduce you to Birdy Wenlock, Midsummer Night’s Dream Wenlock, Rose Garden Mandeville, Deckchair Wenlock, Sherlock Wenlock and many, many more.
PS, our thanks to The Black Eyed Peas and JLS for providing a live soundtrack to our photoshoot. Did anyone else know there was a live gig this morning at Regent’s Park? Will.i.am you are absolutely right – tonight is going to be a good night.