Saturday, 7 July 2012

I saw the Flame!!

Yesterday in Basildon we went to see the torch bearer, Holly Worthington and the Olympic Flame.
There were hundreds of people there but we managed to get a good kerb side view and doesn't she look fantastic?

I had to have a flag, yes there were men there selling them, but you can't go to something like this without one!

Wonderful to see so many people shouting and waving their flags too!
A day to remember.
We couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but we did for the Para-Olympics.
We have tickets for the swimming, cycling, athletics with medal ceremonies and the closing ceremony.
So we were delighted to get them.. it is a once in  a lifetime experience!
Yesterday was an amazing day and we aren't even there yet!
Chris xx


Giovanna said...

How wonderful to see the Olympic Flame! I'm looking forward to watching the Olympics (and to being in a close time-zone this time...),

Carol said...

Looks a great day. Sadly we were on holiday when it came through town, would have loved to support our local hero Ben Parkinson.
Friends of ours have tickets for a couple of events and they are so excited!
Carol xx

Laurel's Quill said...

I will bet that your tickets to the Paraolympics will make your heart sing!! How cool is that!

Holly said...

Haha that's me! :P Thank you for coming along! The support was amazing, was so great to see everyone so happy together!

Still on cloud nine!

Leslie: said...

How exciting! I remember when it came through my village in 2010 and I was draped in a huge Canadian flag. Lots of people were waving little Canadian flags and it was an amazing experience! Have fun at the paralympics!

Kate said...

Great pictures - it rained on the torch bearers when it was in the North East but I still when to see it.

Catherine said...

How fun! My boys and I a looking forward to the games starting!

Julie said...

I saw it here, although the crowds were so bad my pic was terrible!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

We missed it when it came to our area so we went to Stratford on Avon (to daughter) and saw it there. We also had a marvellous view of it and were impressed with the wonderful atmosphere, in spte of the weather!

Melanie said...

What fun!!!!

momto8blog said...

oh how fun and exciting!! good for you! our family will be watching onTV
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fun pics!