Saturday, 30 June 2012

Olympic Torch relay

Evening all,

We have had an exciting morning as the Olympic Torch Relay passed by locally. 

It was exciting that this historic event was happening so close to home but then yesterday it was announced that the pop group The Wanted would be carrying the torch along part of the route.

The girls were very keen to see them so Hubby was out early this morning driving along the route before the roads were closed to see if he could find out where their section would be. A stretch lined with crash barriers was a bit of a give away lol !
We had a fair while to wait and at times it poured down

Although with good British community spirit  a householder along the route invited us to shelter under their gazebo. Thankfully it was nothing like the storm we had on Thursday. OMG that was torrential, it was darker at 10 o'clock in the morning than it was at 10 o'clock that night and there was lots of local flooding.
Anyway by the time the torch came  by the sun was shining.......

The Coca Cola bus came first...............
as you can see this is not a highly populated stretch- don't think the barriers were really necessary !
Then the boys  the girls were waiting for............

and a view of that famous flame

and then a paddle back up the lane through the remains of Thursday's downpour

Hope you've enjoyed my quick summary of our little piece of history, definitely one to be added to the scrapbook !

Back next time with something crafty, enjoy your weekend whatever you're up to x

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the photos Julie. As you know I was doing my first ever demo. :-) Apparently there would have been more at my demo but they were away watching said torch How very dare they :-) seriously tho it went really well and maybe better not too many as it was my first. Will email you later. Anne x