This is my starter image for the Olympics games. It’s appropriate! Great Britain is uniquely fond of decorative and souvenir tea towels. I haven’t yet seen them in such abundance in gift shops abroad. The lion is a heraldic image (though, of course, not a animal associated with roaming the countryside) and is sporting a Royal crown as if for the Jubilee. The tea towel is retro, perhaps a 1970s number, and retro is is theme anticipated in the Opening Ceremony and certainly to be seen all around the high street. The lion with a splendid maine wears a branded sports top, he holds the union jack shield, and is rather amusing.