Monday, 9 July 2012

The Spirit of the Games...

There's the small shindig happening in London later this month. It's happened a couple of times before. A gathering of sporty types who'll bring their best, enter the arena and fight for the gold in front of a global audience. Dashin' and prancin'...

...the Olympic Games are comin' to town.

And the Olympic flame, that which symbolises the spirit of The Games, has been wending its way to London through rain and shine (but mostly rain) to inspire the people of England.

On Sunday afternoon, a few folk gathered along Hatfield Road in St Albans to eat, drink and wave a flag or two. The vibe on the street was dry (surprisingly enough) and humming with excitement and anticipation...





All of a sudden, the convoy had arrived and with it, the flame...


...and before too long, it was on its way again, safe in the hands of Huddersfield Supply Chain Manager, Glyn Carter.


Just as well we snaffled a sneaky snap while Glyn was waiting his turn...


...to show we were really there!

Only 17 days to go peeps. Are you ready for the Games of the XXX Olympiad?

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This post is part of July 2012's Post of the Month Club


22 comments:

MFB said...

awww... the flame is thre , there ! Here , here, th eflame is here!

Have you seen the flame? it was there, there!

ChloeCat said...

Oh we were in St Albans Sunday too! Friends had invited us up to watch the Torch Relay. Glad we were able to go as we will be out of town when the torch comes through Camden (our neck of the woods). I can barely wait for the opening ceremonies!
Heather

Anonymous said...

I'm really excited about the Games. A friend's balcony overlooks the stadium so he's have a bit of a do for the opening ceremony. Just as well as we didn't get any of the tickets we applied for (did anyone?)

Kym Hamer said...

MFB it was! It was! Eeeeeeeeee!!

Kym Hamer said...

It was great Heather, wasn't it? We even had that lucky break in the weather.

Kym Hamer said...

Jack, a friend at work got tickets in this last round...good ones for pretty good events too. Clearly good things come to those who wait.

Jenny said...

We saw it today, too! So much fun. Olympic excitement is really building. Can't wait!

Kym Hamer said...

I hadn't been at all excited about the Olympics until then Jenny. Makes it real, seeing the torch relay doesn't it?

Happy Homemaker UK said...

We saw the relay in a nearby village too. It was really fantastic! What a great memory for us both. Loving the Olympics!! XOL

Kym Hamer said...

HHUK I think the Torch Relay has been a real triumph, bringing the Games to the people. And the Opening Ceremony was fab. It's great to be living in the Host City - there's a real sense of excitment which I didn't really feel living in Melbourne when the Sydney Games were held in 2000.

Robyn said...

am so getting into the olympics-want to head to london just to be part of it, even though i have no tickets

Kym Hamer said...

It's exciting isn't Robyn? Even for this cynical Aussie sheila...

Thanks for stopping by.

Emily said...

I so enjoyed your photos and post!
Popping over from the Post of the Month Club.
Cheers!

Gina said...

I hope you are are enjoying all the excitement of the games!

Kym Hamer said...

I am Gina - thanks. I didn't get any tickets to go to any events but the televised coverage has been fantastic so far.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kym Hamer said...

Emily, thanks for stopping by and glad you enoyed the post. Seems like a long time ago now we are well into The Games themselves!

Jane said...

Oh Kym, I'm thrilled you linked up this post to the POTMC. It's a delight to see the British embracing the excitement so much. It takes me back to Sydney and the 2000 Games! J x

Kym Hamer said...

Well given the atmosphere here, I felt that I couldn't very well post any other Jane. Such a once in a lifetime experience to be living in the Host City...

Liene said...

Also coming over from the PotMC, glad to see the Olympics have other in their thrall, not just me!

Kym Hamer said...

Liene, it's very hard to avoid getting in the spirit, isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by :D

LA Janssen said...

Still catching up but so glad I stopped by here. Love the torch parade - reminded me I saw a snippet of it in Pittsburgh way back in 1984 as the torch made its way to Los Angeles. (Of course I was 5 at the time, er, cough, cough, yeah, I was 5. That's it, 5.)

Kym Hamer said...

Aha yes Linda I know about maintaining that youthful front too! On a serious note, it was a great experience and there was a wonderful sense of community spirit. I think the torch relay really set the tone for the "people's Games" from the outset.