From a spark to a flame

Liskeard started welcoming the flame with a street party, live music, hog roast and generally had a really good time! Hello Dear Reader, We waited, along with everyone else for the flame to arrive. It had been held up through Cornwall and was slightly delayed. The Olympic bus pulled up and Helen stepped off to applause and adulation. She shared her moment with local people and then the flame arrived. It was carried by Duncan Goodhew, a hero of my childhood, who won gold at the Moscow Olympics……we did really well by America boycotting the games, team GB got a lot of gold medals that year. The flame was lit and Helen took the flame on its way. Helen is a local outdoor education teacher, who leads teenagers on expeditions to Nepal and Africa, she has trained students for Ten Tors for many years and students have achieved the Duke of Edinburgh awards because of Helen. It was an honour to be part of her moment. Thanks to everyone who left such kind and encouraging words for my daughter. We’ve had a text today telling us she painted loads of faces and had a good day. Today, I felt proud to be Cornish, English and British. Liskeard was thronging with people and I have watched the live relay on the BBC site, dedicated to the coverage of the relay. It has been truly magical. You can hear me, being very excited on the video……….apologies, it was truly moving and Helen, you absolutely deserved to carry the flame! This is the best example of why Helen carried the flame!

Enjoy Helen’s moment. A magical moment………….Love Froogs xxxx

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12 thoughts on “From a spark to a flame

  1. What an exciting day!

    We watched a segment on TV, it was on our news here in Australia!

    Lovely photo of you and Helen with the torch. It went through our town back in the year 2000 when the Olympics were in Sydney 🙂

    x

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  2. Womderful moment. Have to wait over a month before we get chance to see the torch. Have discovered though rather saddeningly that some of these torches (which haven't even been used yet) are already being listed on eBay 😦 can they not wait til after the games?!

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  3. We watched it in Saltash – another amazing day here too! I also felt very proud of my Cornish, English and British history. I felt it very moving too – I did not expect to but really did! Amazing photo of the torch with you too! Vanessa

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  4. We are celebrating the torch coming past our house on Saturday 23rd June. I'm providing the venue, friends providing food and drinks to celebrate. Can't wait for this once in a life time opportunity. PS love your blogs, you have even inspired my husband. He is giving up meat twice a week to save money and will leave the bank card lock away at home. Keep up the good work frugal for life xx

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  5. We are celebrating the torch coming past our house on Saturday 23rd June. I'm providing the venue, friends providing food and drinks to celebrate. Can't wait for this once in a life time opportunity. PS love your blogs, you have even inspired my husband. He is giving up meat twice a week to save money and will leave the bank card lock away at home. Keep up the good work frugal for life xx

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