Sunday, 1 July 2012

We've been to see the torch!!

What a fabulous morning we have had today.  We walked into town at 7.30am ready to see the torch go past at 8am.  Firstly there was a parade of sponsor vehicles then our very patriotic town crier walked past (walking the wrong way but no-one told him!):

then the first torch came past:

This is Melanie Easter running past.  One of the joys of living in a small town meant that the torch did a circuit around the town centre and then back out the same way (although on a different street), so we quickly ran across the street and round the corner to get another glimpse.  Here the children got a chance to do a high five with the police:

and then the second torch came past with a different carrier:

This is Paul Tergat.  We then wandered back into town to find some breakfast (had a bacon butty whilst sitting on a bench as town was quite busy!) and I took a nice picture of my boys by the BBC van:

all in all a rather fun morning!

Thanks for looking - Feeling Sporty from Solihull


Jackie xxx said...

Great photos - wow seeing two carriers, way to go you.

Buttons said...

We had our turn yesterday morning and got to see a change over from one runner to another. All very exciting. Hugs, Buttons x

Missus Wookie said...

Looks like a fun day out - bacon sarnies are traditional aren't they? :^)

505whimsygirl said...

Let the Games Begin! How very cool to see two torches!!! What a great experience for your family.

Now, what exactly is a bacon butty? I do love bacon so I'm sure I'd love this! tee hee


Bernice Hopper said...

Apparently the Town Crier was from Southend and the guy carrying the torch is Paul Tergat (I think) Olympic Marathon Runner

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Neet said...

What a fab experience
Hugs neet xx