Monday 6 March 2006 5.35pm
[Surely we do. Lang Rabbie's going to teach us all the fine art of curling and we're going to enter the Republic of SE1 in the next Winter Olympics]
Q: Does it expend more energy: (1) going to somewhere where there is already ice (in this case, Canada), cutting that ice, and shipping it here, or (2) making the ice here in the first place?
I remember when we lived in the Gulf for a while, they set up a tent full of artificial snow and ice for a week or so in one of the big parks. The kids (and grown ups) were going absolutely barmy as they'd never seen snow or ice before.
This is not the experience of your average Londoner, sadly.
...if you press it, they will come.