Monday, 28 May 2012

Pride of Britain

GB probably can't afford it... but the Olympic Torch Relay is bringing us out in our thousands to cheer on deserving and inspirational people in our communities. 

Her Next Door, G10 and I watched in Haverfordwest on the 9th day; this day totalled 137.6 miles and 114 torch bearers.

Adam Goy. 
The torch is perforated by 8,000 small cut-out circles,
representing the 8,000 torch bearers.
As I write these words the Olympic flame continues travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom – weaving its way through over a 1,000 communities. There are overnight stops for large celebrations at 70 towns and cities.

In total 8,000 people will end up carrying the flame on its 8,000 mile, 70-day journey around the UK to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on 27th July.

And to top it off nicely, look what came in the post this morning. We're really looking forward to it now, the atmosphere in Haverfordwest yesterday has really whetted our appetite. Blow the expense, the moral of the nation is up and to be honest this will definitely make us feel proud to be British. Go Team GB.

Not long to wait...

4 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Glad you'e having fun in the process! Hosting the Olympics is a huge enterprise, and can be a nation-builder.

You didn't mention to which event the tickets were going to admit you, but at least you're going to be there.

Preseli Mags said...

Ooh I didn't know that about the perforations - I just thought it was a very pretty thing.

Whoopee for the tickets. We'll be watching it all on the TV do don't forget to wave at the cameras!

Lins' lleisio said...

We're off to see the swimming Bear (one of G10's favourite activities) and Mags I'll wave, you'll just have to spot the dot :)

Chris Stovell said...

I'll be looking out for you too! Look forwards to hearing all about it.

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