Having followed the progress of the Olympic torch around the country, the kids and I were very excited when it finally arrived in our neck of the woods today! We were at the assigned spot in plenty of time, complete with flags and cameras. We were in the schools area, so there were lots of excited children, a lot of enthusiastic flag-waving and whistle-blowing, even some drum-banging. After what felt like an age random cars started to go past:
This one had an unusual passenger! Cheering could be heard in the distance, and finally the torch itself arrived:
I'm not exactly sure who this torchbearer is - but he was certainly popular today.