Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Being the host nation of the Olympic Games, the souvenir industry has gone into overdrive in order to produce all manner of unusual and dare we say a bit tacky Olympic themed mementos. Here is our selection for your delectation.
Illustrator Toby Leigh, has created a series of Olympic souvenirs called ‘That Big Event London’ for those with a sense of humour.
Show some Olympic spirit with this fun and slightly eccentric five-rings fascinator by Maclaren Millinery.
Giving Usain Bolt a run for his money, this pup looks more than ready for the race of his life by Agnetha Sjögren.
Nothing says Great Britain like a great biscuit, so get dunking in true Olympic style!
Delicious sports-themed biscuits by Biscuiteers are the perfect edible accompaniment to all the Olympic action.
This vintage bone china plate is perfect for Olympic themed tea parties to serve those biscuits on.
You can sup your tea with this Winner themed mug.
If the Olympic excitement gets too much, simply bury your face in this Team GB cushion.
Even if your idea of a long-distance run is up the stairs to the bathroom, you can still be a medal winner with this tacky but fun necklace.
Support your favourite sport with these fun temporary tattoos.
If you are out about in London, sport your own VIP badge.
And lastly my absolute favourite........
the hideous Olympic 2012 mascots. I going to purchase one and after ripping its’ face off, I am going to de-stuff it in record time. I’m going for Olympic gold in the disfiguring and disemboweling of the ugly little Cyclops! And for the Blogville Olympics events today......... Gymnastic event by Madi!