The city centre was closed from 8-9am Thursday for the Olympic Torch to pass through Gloucester. I toddled off down to Westgate Bridge to see the finale.
As the lady torchbearer was walking with a stick she couldn’t wave to all who were cheering her on. She was being filmed from the back of the bus which she was following. The Police and Army were manning all the road junctions so that the procession and spectators could safely pass through. Wandering back up Westgate Street I noticed balloons outside Celly’s Hairdressers who were advertising everything £9. So I went in and was able to get my hair cut straight away at their new shop opening offer which was half price at only £4.50, fantastic value!
Friday our Daughter and Grandson came to pick us up to go and visit ‘Pop and Nanna’. Two and a half hours later we arrived with our little grandson full of beans after a sleep in the car.
He ran up the path carrying his very own ‘Olympic Torch’ that he had made at nursery from a cardboard tube, covered in tin foil with tissue paper flames trailing from the top, a fantastic effort! We spent a very enjoyable time together, going out to lunch, doing a bit of gardening and playing games. Surprisingly nearly ninety years separate Pop from his Great-grandson!
When it was time for us to leave everyone wanted their moment of glory with the ‘Olympic Torch’.