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The Olympic torch going past our house yesterday. And who is that the top shot standing by our front door trying to get her cameraphone to work?
27th May 2012, 16:34   | tags:

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Twiglet says:

Excellent! My dear friends in Swansea emailed me today with pictures of it going past their house too. We have a long wait for it. It will pass our village on it's way from Maidstone to Guildford and I'm pretty certain that's it's last day before it goes to London.

Edit: Faved the last one : - )

27th May 2012, 16:55

taniwha says:

I'm mainly following its progress on E-bay. Today's sale is from ... Kent!

27th May 2012, 17:37

cariadus says:

Twiglet, thanks. Hope it's worth the wait when it arrives.

Taniwha, haha. A Sad reflection of our times. I bet the people running the last stages of the torch relay past Twiglet's house are gutted - the market will probably be saturated by then!

28th May 2012, 00:28

crickson says:

The design's come in for a lot of stick, but I quite like it! A giant one of those would have looked better than The Orbit anyway : )

28th May 2012, 07:49

Wendle says:

It's going past my work place towards the end of the month... i am not looking forward to... i suggested we closed for the morning, but no such luck.

28th May 2012, 12:50

hildegard says:

Shows just how low the British have sunk - they'll spend & spend on this corrupt corporate circus, but they resent giving bread to the poor.

Every day I become a little more ashamed of my country...

28th May 2012, 13:26

cariadus says:

crickson, I guess they do look quite stylish in a blingy sort of way.

Wendle, hopefully they'll let you out to see it though?

hildegard, yes it is a bit of a circus.

28th May 2012, 22:19

hildegard says:

Sorry C, that came off far more grumpy than intended.

Was feeling more hopeless than cross - had just found out that a drugs project a college friend worked for has closed down. It was a good project run on a shoestring & it helped a lot of people in an area with a lot of need.

It's the sort of thing I've heard so often lately & though I do think the olympics a daft bunfight, this is stalwart pensioners & grinning charity workers. I hadn't expected it to lay me so low.

29th May 2012, 03:39

taniwha says:

I'm mostly bemused really. I can imagine people looking back on the 2012 Olympics in 50 years time ... an enormously expensive commercial enterpise during a time of recession in which charities were being shut as part of an austerity movement. Those in the torch relay sold their torches. Some gave the money to charity. Others used it to support their families.

It kind of makes sense.

29th May 2012, 17:43

MaggieD says:

Sympathise with anyone who can't get their camera to work ;) Agree with Hildegard about the 'bread and circuses' aspect of it all

29th May 2012, 17:48

Wendle says:

cariadus, i don't want to see it! I meant i suggested we closed so i wouldn't have to be there at all ;)

29th May 2012, 17:55

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