The other day we saw how our local villages are preparing for the Tour de France Yorkshire.
Today I had to go into Sheffield to do some shopping and found that the city centre was buzzing with activity. Parties of school children were being taken around to see the decorations in the streets and gardens, visit the Festival of Colour, Space and Light where there's a giant walk-in inflatable installation in front of the Cathedral and the Yellow exhibition in the Millennium Gallery. My mind was on looking for some new clothes for a family wedding that we're going to in a couple of weeks, but afterwards I did have a wander around as I was curious to see the street art especially installed for the Sheffield Festival and the Tour de France weekend.
There's a continental market going on with a French-themed section and it's 'spot the special bicycles game' again.
Yellow bicycles near the golden post box specially painted for the Olympic 2012 achievements of Jess Ennis-Hill, the gold medallist in the heptathlon event and another by the Lyceum and Crucible Theatres.
Yellow flowers everywhere. Some of the large artificial ones have been crocheted or have crochet centres.
There's a poem in English and French in the Winter Garden describing some of the areas in and around Sheffield that the cyclists will pass through.
The race starts off in Leeds tomorrow (Saturday) and will finish in Sheffield on Sunday afternoon before moving through other counties and then on to London.
Everything is ready.... so let the Tour begin!