Cheering on the Olympic Flame!
I was thinking what to call today's blog post. Inspired by my friend Anne on facebook a earlier today I sought out this song on youtube.
It's a modern classic that probably a lot of people got bored with hearing but this version is wonderful - thanks mum!
Yesterday I took Verity to see the Olympic Flame relay in Bradford-on-Avon.
What a wonderful event the townsfolk
(I've been watching too much Larkrise to Candleford) put on!
Bunting galore - all the local shops had taken on a 'country for the week'
and were all decked out in flags and finery.
On The Green were musicians and a choir from the Wiltshire School of Music.
It really really was a fantastic day out,
everyone was in great spirits and a party mood.
I must mention the Currys delivery driver who somehow got his
van mid way between the 15-20 police motorbikes..
I don't think he could quite believe the cheers and applause
and joined in with a suitably 'Hollywood' wave to the crowds.
I bet he was late wherever he was going anyway.
Verity had a lovely time eating ice-cream and chatting to lots of people.
She was actually terrified of the loud hailers and crowd
noise as the Flame got nearer - poor thing!
So it finally arrived !
You can see a tiny glimpse of the torch bearer just left of centre in my picture.
There were a total of 8 torch bearers for this one tiny town, the organisers did a wonderful job as the 5,000+ people in the crowd proved.
I was proud to be there, proud of my County and my Country.
I can't wait to enjoy the Jubilee celebrations next month !!
bye for today, Imaginary Readers x