To be honest, I hadn't been that fussed about going to see the torch, but Dot wanted to see it. I changed my mind when we arrived though - the atmosphere was fantastic. Everybody was in a great mood and even the police motorcycle convoy joined in, chatting to the kids, shaking hands and tooting their horns. The cheers when the torch arrived were massive and there honestly was a party vibe going on - even though it was only breakfast time.
The entire country is getting in the mood for the Olympics now. We were very lucky in the ticket draw and have tickets to the eventing at Greenwich at the end of July, however, we only have two of them, so it's just me and Dot going. Obviously I'm overjoyed about that but Dot, who actually wanted to watch the swimming and volleyball, is not so impressed.
|Here she comes... arriving at the changeover point on Ipswich Road|
|Meeting for the handover|
|And the flame is lit - the journey continues|
|Going home for a well-deserved cup of tea|
|And off he goes!|