While Team GB has been raking in the gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics, Dan and I have been in intense training for the vegetable world equivalent – the Carrot Olympics. Like other elite perfomers, we too have our sights firmly set on GOLD. Run by the British Carrot Growers’ Association, the Carrolympics requires skill, creativity and endurance. Competitors must play a gold-themed song on a carrot instrument. There is no room for error.
To prepare for this gruelling challenge we have both eaten nothing but carrots for weeks. Dan is a method performer so he made me bury him up to his neck on his allotment and then pull him up by his hair so he could get into the soul of a carrot.
Here is Dan working on a carrot panpipe (don’t try this at home) for our exciting entry, which we filmed yesterday. We have put in at least 126 per cent so look out for our efforts which will appear soon on the Carrolympics website here. Team CYDI! Team CYDI!