I have to admit I'm not overly bothered about the Olympics and I was thinking about giving the relay a miss, but when I found out it would be passing my nan & grandads house I knew it was too convenient to miss!
We got there nice and early to avoid traffic. The weather was gorgeous and there wasn't a cloud in the sky! At first the streets were empty but soon enough people gathered. As we were waiting patiently we all messed around (with the encouragement of the police) to do a Mexican wave up and down the street...great fun! There was a real sense of community spirit (which is rare is my area) and to be honest it felt great.
As we stood outside we found out that the torch changeover was going to be happening in front of us...how exciting! Unbeknown to us we stood in the best place.
We managed to get our photo taken with the torchbearer, so lucky! That's definitely something to tell the grandchildren one day..heehee! The lady holding the torch was lovely, she said to me she felt really famous having her photo taken.
|My brother pulls the funniest of faces. I don't think he really knew what was going on as it was such a rush. Bless him!|
The torch was lit.
And off she went.
It was a great thing to see and we were so lucky to be standing where we were. Being part of this event has helped a little with my opinion towards the Olympics. I'm not a sporty type but I will be watching the opening ceremony tomorrow. Will you?