Part of history

As you know I love history, spend much of my non-working life immersed in it one way or another but today like many other people in my town I got to be part of it.

The Olympic Torch relay came through  just near where I live. At the end of my road was this coach loaded up with some special torches in a very snazzy holder along with lots of very nervous looking torch bearers!

Olympic torch 1

Olympic torch 2

About half an hour later the procession arrived with various vans from the sponsoring organisations. There were lots of flags waving as you can imagine and then the runners appeared.

Olympic torch 3

By this point I was too far back in the crowd to get a good pic of the actual torch but I got a lovely pic of some of the ladies from my local yarn shop who were there with their knitted patriotic Olympic rings! Isn’t that brilliant.

Olympic torch 4

Hope you have all had a lovely week, I have been very busy at work, the weather has been pretty wet here and I am so looking forward to next weekend when I will be camping! For my birthday – in my new little one person tent for the first time (the kids are busy so I am camping alone) at the beautiful Harewood House.

Will let you know how it went (and whether the new tent is waterproof!)

Take care and thanks for visiting.

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