26 July 2012

Seeing the Olympic London 2012 Torch

Yesterday was when the Olympic Torch relay was in my area.

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!
A few minutes later a man came running along with his torch, he looked absolutely knackered. I think he had a physical disability and he did amazingly well. Everyone said how well he did, he must be so proud of himself.

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?

Gemma xXx


  1. Ooh I can't wait for the opening ceremony either - and I really don't do sports, haha! Apart for rugby and that's watching not playing :)
    Victoria xx

  2. Great pictures! Looks like you were in the best spot :)
    I'm out tomorrow evening but i shall no doubt catch it online over the weekend

  3. Hi ge, I am not a huge fan of the olympics and sports but i will watch the opening. And what a great opportunity to go and see the torch!!!
    laura xx

  4. I will be watching the opening ceromony tonight but that will be all I watch of the Olympics, I will probably watch more of the Paralympics then anything else. I'm quite looking forward to watching it tonight, I'm expecting big things. I quite like arty events like that, so hopefully it will be worth watching x x x x

  5. what a fantastic opportunity!!! i was lucky enough to see the torch pass by us for the 2002 olympics and i went to see that. i didn't get as up close as you were able to get though... very cool and definitely a story for the grandchildren!!

    your brother is a doll!!


  6. That was great you were able to see the torch..a lifetime memory for sure :) I missed out on watching the opening ceremony, just so busy. I will have to see if I can catch bits of it online..
    I hope you are having a lovely weekend :)
    Magie x

  7. SERIOSULY?! How amazing that you got to experience that?! I LOVE IT. WOW. Loving your blog too by the way :)

    Oh and my GFC is being odd, but it let me follow you through it with my twitter account... who knew you could that?! Love it.

  8. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))

    ~~follow each other?


  9. how amazing! these pictures are beyond incredible!
    xo TJ


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Gemma x


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