I did have to get up to three noisy chickens 'trumpeting' at 6.15am though. They had an early release and cake for breakfast. My parents collected us at 8.30 and we went for breakfast and a cup of tea in town, then on to squeeze in a space in the crowds.
Finally here is the real torch, the torch bearers through the town were two young men that had overcome serious disability and illness. They were very warmly welcomed by the crowds.
Blink and you would have missed it! I was rather anxious I would let my 'Blog Audience' down and not even get a shot of the 'Olympic Torch'. I managed these two shots! Once the flame passed through there were 'Street Entertainers', a drum/calypso band, some flame juggling and a man on a funny bike!
Not the most comfortable of rides I should imagine as one of those wheels was between his legs. Just above the traffic lights you can see a row of buildings, they are all commercial buildings now, my Grandmother lived in one of those as a girl, above her fathers 'Pork Butchers' shop. She used to have to be home by the strike of the church clock and if she was late she was in danger of having her backside literally kicked!
The church bells were ringing this morning and here are my Parents taking a leisurely stroll back to the car! Quite enough excitement for one day!