Thursday, 24 May 2012

Olympic Torch Relay in Frome today

What an incredible day it has been today, there has been not a single cloud in the sky- which helped to make the occasion a really memorable event.
In the shop this morning, Gaynor held a drop in "Sew a Union Jack Brooch" workshop.  During which the footfall of people heading down Catherine Hill was a quite a sight in itself and  there was a tangible hum of excitement in the air.  Myself and Gaynor went down to watch the torch bearers run through Bath Street.  As we turned the corner into Stony Street there was an almighty cheer from children as the warm up guys on bouncy stilts revved them up.  These guys were high fiving the motorcycle Police Officers as each drove past; the atmosphere was wonderful!    Our position meant we saw one torch lighting the next and glimpsed the runner going past- couldn't have asked for more!  (Well, maybe a photo that is actually in focus?)!
 We headed back to the shop, from where we then saw and heard even more of a crowd heading back up the hill.  When this trailed off a bi,t a delightful young girl came in with her Mum and I helped her to sew her own patriotic brooch from one of our kits. I was very impressed with her stitching ability and it was a real real pleasure to meet her.  Here she is, Elizabeth, proudly showing her work:

 Roll on the Jubilee!
Hope you all have a fantastic Summer, Vickie.

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