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    olympic torch relay

    July 26, 2012

    Greetings from an olympic ready london! Most of you probably heard of the torch relay which, of course, is now ending in london.
    I live in islington and the torch passed here this morning at 8am. Always ready to bring you the latest coverage, today was no exception.

    The weather has been glorious all week and londoners are getting all psyched up for tomorrow’s opening ceremony. The atmosphere this morning was truly electric. Sun beaming, people cheering just before going to work. It was another proud moment of living in this great city.

    I’ve been thinking. If all fails, i can always try and make it as a paparazzi photographer. What do you think?

    All right, we know you have to be vigilant but please smile for a change!!!

    Ok, are you ready? Are you really ready? Here it comes……..

    Well, did you think this was the end of the post? Ah, wait, let me show you the atmosphere on upper street in islington that time of the morning.

    Off i went back to do some work only to get back on my scooter at lunchtime. This time i travelled down to wandsworth, where my lovely neighbour elaine was one of the torch bearers. Yes, folks, elaine, optometrist extraordinaire and torch bearer, recently cycled from lands end to john o’groats for fun. The journey was 920 miles and took ten days. Raising money for vision care for homeless people gave her an added incentive to get through those long days and big hills. VCHP, which elaine helped to set up 8 years ago, currently has 4 clinics running, three in london and one in birmingham. For every £5 raised a homeless person will have a free eye examination and a pair of spectacle.

    Friends and colleagues cheered her on.

    Here she comes, no less in the bus next to joanna lumley and jennifer saunders.

    Ah, meet elaine

    And off she goes……

    Well, i’m torched out myself! I had a great day and let the games begin. Pray for good weather people!

    What are you up to during the olympics? Are you going to any events, planning to watch it on tv or simply ignoring it all? Whichever, have fun!