First off, I would like to direct your attentions to two things.
One, if you would ever so kindly look to the right side of this blog, you will discover a bright orange balloon in the shape of a bird. Meet Winnifred Canary. She will be our delegate/contestant in Orange's first ever internet balloon race. If ever you feel so inclined to take part (either for the thrills, chills, spills, not to mention the "once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ibiza", as the website goes), feel free to sign up and choose a balloon for yourself. Dear old Winnie won't mind the competition. :)
Two, our beloved Hobby Horse blog has now been signed in to be one of the potential stop-overs for this race, as the orange raccoon balloon hovering on the lower left corner of the window will tell you so. Horray, horray!
Let the races begin!